Play Free with the City of Ottawa


The PLAY FREE initiative by the city of Ottawa is to encourage youth to participate and get active! You can swim, skate and even visit museums for FREE! 

Children and teenagers (17 years old & younger) can swim, skate and visit museums for FREE. The dates are different for each category.

Drop-in schedules vary by facility. Check the program times at each of the participating locations listed. 

Be sure to register in advance when required!

  • Swimming

Saturdays from June 3rd to December 30th 2023 (wave swim not included)

  • Skating

Daily from September 16th to December 23rd 2023

  • Museums

Daily from June 24th to September 3rd 2023. Enjoy free entry at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum and Billings Estate National Historic Site. 

Also enjoy FREE drop-in activities at Billings Estate National Historic Site. 

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