Drop-in Programs

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Get Active Oakville!

Online Drop-in Recreation Program Finder

Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder, displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis, up to seven days in advance. This application can be viewed on all devices. Simply visit the web page and then bookmark or add it to your home screen for easy access.

Please note: Schedules are subject to change and capacity restrictions may apply. Cancellations will be posted in the facility. Please contact the facility for the most up-to-date information.

Click on the headings that follow and the links provided, including the images above, for more information.

Aquatics

The Town of Oakville offers many opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy public swimming throughout the year, including Waterfit classes and free swims sponsored by Tim Hortons. Please visit the Public Swimming and Waterfit page for more information.

Drop-in Waterfit classes are now included with a Full Fitness Membership! Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.

Fitness

Drop-in fitness programs

Our facilities are well-equipped, clean and staffed with friendly, qualified professionals. Are you looking to get fit? Play squash or racquetball? Have unlimited access to scheduled recreational skating or swimming? The Town of Oakville has a membership plan for you!

Become a member and enjoy all four fitness centres, including drop-in fitness classes. You can also pay-as-you-go or purchase a 10-visit pass. There are over 75 fitness classes to choose from each week including high and low impact aerobics, step, kickboxing, body sculpt, interval, core training, stability ball and more! Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.


Waterfit

Water exercising exerts less impact on lower joints and is suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers, men and women. Waterfit classes take participants through a warm-up, aerobic activities, muscle conditioning and a cool down, all in an aquatic environment. Pay-as-you-go or purchase a 10-visit punch card and drop-in for a variety of classes. Visit the Public Swimming and Waterfit page for more information.

Drop-in Waterfit classes are now included with a Full Fitness Membership! Visit theFitness Centres page for more information.

Hockey and Skating

Please visit the Public Skating and Shinny Programs page for more information.


Recreational skating

The Town of Oakville is pleased to offer many opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy public skating throughout the year, including free skates on P.A. Days sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada and free skates during the holidays sponsored by Tim Hortons.


Shinny hockey

Shinny hockey programs, including sessions specifically for players ages 50+, are offered at various Town of Oakville arenas. All sessions are self-organized and non-contact.


Same-day ice bookings

Now, you can book ice time up to TWO days in advance!

As a courtesy to our clients, we are enhancing our last-minute ice booking process. Visit the Same-Day and Last-Minute Ice Bookings page for more information.

Shooter pad rentals are also available at Joshua's Creek Arenas, River Oaks Community Centre, and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Visit the Arena Ice, Floor and Shooter Pads page for more information.

Make Your Move

FREE Guided Trail Walks

The Recreation and Culture department is proud to provide programs and services to help residents of all ages live healthy, active lives. Join us for some family fun on Oakville's beautiful trails in the spring and fall. Visit the Let's Get Physically Literate page for more information.


Make Your Move Family Day

Join us on Family Day to try out great programs and activities for FREE! Visit the Family Day web page for details.

P.A. Day drop-in programs

Oakville Museum

On June 3 from 2-4 p.m., get to know the natural world around you at the Oakville Museum. Learn how to help our native pollinators by building a solitary bee house with our friends at Oakvillegreen. Take a guided nature walk and play nature games at Erchless Estate. Age: 6-12. Free event but space limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 905-338-4400 or email oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca. Adult supervision required.

Oakville Museum offers guided tours of Erchless Estate, the home of Oakville's founder Colonel William Chisholm. Featuring pieces from the Town of Oakville's historical archives, the estate is decorated in family-friendly period style.

Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Permanent and feature exhibits are included. Visit the Oakville Museum page for more information.


P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in

Please note: All Ages Drop-in at the Clay Studio is offered on select P.A. Days only.

Not home alone today? Drop in for a parented program of fun collaborative family clay projects at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). The cost is $8 per participant/per session. If you want to keep your clay creation there is an additional charge of $5 for the clay (clay fee includes firing and glazing).

The ceramic technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations in the Ceramics Studio. There will be no wheel work. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished. First-come, first-served and spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


RBC P.A. Day Skates

The Town of Oakville is pleased to partner with RBC Royal Bank to offer free public skating on all elementary Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Visit the RBC P.A. Day Skates page for more information.

Pre-registered programs and camps are also available for Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Please visit the P.A. Day Camps page for more information.

Preschool Programs

Drop-in Playtime

Play along with your little one with our child-friendly equipment, while you meet and mingle with other parents or caregivers! Drop-in Playtime is a parented program for children crawling to 5 years old. The cost is just $4 for one adult and one child, with a fee of $2.50 each for additional children.


Storytimes

The Oakville Public Library offers a number of free, fun and interactive Storytimes (click on the link to pre-school and children's programs) at all branches for parents and caregivers to introduce their children to stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills:

  • Baby’s First Storytime: Ages 6M-18M
  • Toddler Storytime: Ages 18M-36M
  • Family Storytime: All ages

Rock Climbing (ages 3+)

Our 20-foot wall at QEPCCC has the look and feel of real rock, providing you with a unique climbing experience. There are eight top rope stations and 16 possible routes to choose from, whether you have never climbed before or want to try something more advanced.

Our routes are maintained and changed on a regular basis by experienced route setters to keep the climbs interesting and challenging. We offer you a clean and comfortable learning environment with qualified and enthusiastic staff for support. Visit the QEPCCC Rock Climbing Wall page for more information.

Skateboard Parks

The Town of Oakville has three free outdoor skateboard parks and one indoor skateboard park, which operates from early April until late August. Admission to the Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park is pay-as-you-go or you can purchase a 10-visit pass. Visit the Skateboard Parks page for more information.

Sports

The Town of Oakville is proud to offer a number of opportunities for people to get together and play pick up sports at designated times for just $4 per person, per visit. 10-visit passes are also available for $36.27.


Basketball

Join other basketball junkies for friendly Adults only (ages 18+), Family and Youth (ages 13-17) pick-up basketball. Non-instructional and supervised, children and youth are not permitted in the gym during Adults Only drop-in times. Please bring your own basketball and wear non-marking shoes. Don’t forget a water bottle!


Racquet Sports

As well as the following opportunities for the general public, Town of Oakville seniors' centres offer members (ages 50+) opportunities to play drop-in badminton, table tennis, pickleball, tennis, and more! Amenities vary per location. Refer to the Seniors Services Newsletter for more information.

Badminton

Adults only (ages 18+) and Youth/Adult (ages 13+) drop badminton times are offered. Space is limited and first-come, first-served. Non-instructional and unsupervised, children are not allowed on the courts. Protective eye guards are strongly recommended. Please wear non-marking court shoes and bring your own racquet.

Adult Badminton (18+) memberships are available at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information about membership options.

Squash and racquetball

Add a courts option to your fitness membership or pay-as-you-go. Now, unlimited access to squash and racquetball is included in the Full Fitness membership. Visit the Fitness Centres page for details. Squash courts can be booked online.

Table Tennis

Bring your paddles and ball for Adult Table Tennis (ages 18+), offered in the Northridge Room at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre. Non-instructional and unsupervised. Please ear non-marking shoes and supply your own paddle and ball. Children and spectators are not permitted.

Tennis

The Town of Oakville boasts 64 public courts in 28 parks, with seven locations offering evening play seasonally. These facilities are free and for the benefit of all Oakville residents. Please be courteous. Visit the Tennis Courts page for more information.


Volleyball

Adults only (ages 18+) and Family volleyball times are offered. Non-instructional and unsupervised, children and youth are not permitted in the gym unless participating in Family Drop-in Volleyball. Please wear non-marking shoes.

Youth

The Town of Oakville offers several programs, training and volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 to 19*. We also operate three youth centres.

A new youth centre is now open in Glen Abbey! Visit the Nottinghill Youth Centre page for more information.

*Now, if you are 12 but turning 13 years old before the end of the calendar year (after July 1), you can sign up to become a member at Bronte Youth Centre and Nottinghill Youth Centre. Youth in grades 6-10 are welcome at the QEPCCC Youth Centre.