The town is now in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework. More town amenities, programs and services are becoming available. Provincial orders remain in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Oakville is gradually reopening facilities and introducing modified programs. Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. When permitted and safe to do so, additional activities will resume once all restrictions can be met.
Cash will not be accepted on site. If you require support with alternate payment options, please call 905-815-2000.
With Halton now in Stage 3 of Ontario's Framework for Reopening the Province, the Town of Oakville is gradually reopening facilities to patrons who have registered for programs or pre-booked a pay-as-you-go visits (public swim, workout, etc.).
Spaces will be very limited to comply with safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drop-ins are not allowed at this time.
All visits to Town of Oakville recreational facilities must be pre-booked and paid in advance. Residents can pre-book their single-visit activities online at active.oakville.ca.
Please check your confirmation details carefully, including the location you have selected and limit registration to one activity per day to ensure as many users as possible can enjoy our facilities.
Single-visit program options include:
Our indoor walking tracks are a great place to stay active no matter what the weather's like! Book your drop-in at Trafalgar Park Community Centre today. Walks are just $1 (plus applicable taxes) during senior centre hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Click on the What are the single-visit fees and payment options? tab for information about admission fees and our new monthly memberships.
We are offering shortened 9-week fall sessions of some of our programs, scheduled to start after Thanksgiving. Programs at Oakville Trafalgar will be 8 weeks.
Register now using programs.oakville.ca, a new web application that offers a more convenient and user-friendly search tool for program registration.
An active Senior Services membership is not required to register for September and October programs.
Residents can email email@example.com with any registration questions Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Town of Oakville’s new state-of-the-art Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre (OTCC), located on the former site of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, is now open for pre-booked fitness activities. An 8-week session of registered programs will be offered after Thanksgiving.
Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge, Oakville Trafalgar, QEPCCC, River Oaks, and Trafalgar Park are now open!
Please note: Hours of operation vary and are subject to change based on daily programming needs.
The Ceramic Studio and Woodshop at QEPCCC is now open! The Fine Art Studio and Digital Lab are currently closed. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Culture Memberships are now available so that you can book your visit(s) using Active Oakville. Click on the What are the single-visit fees and payment options? tab for details.
Please review the following for more information.
Updates will be posted as they become available.
Previous memberships and activity passes have been cancelled. Complimentary passes, Valentine’s Day tickets, etc. have been extended until they can be accepted again.
Yes. Money on your account can be used to pay for single-visit activities. If you require support with alternate payment options, please call 905-815-2000.
Individual admission for leisure and lengths swims:
Pay just $15 for Family Swims with up to five (5) people in your immediate social circle.
Visit the Public Swimming page for schedules and details.
More information about pools, etc. can be found under the What do I need to know about pools, swimming and aquatic lessons? tab.
Individual admission for a workout session:
More information can be found under the What do I need to know about fitness programs and facilities? tab.
We are offering a special one-month rate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Memberships can be purchased by credit card by contacting a Support Services team member at 905-815-2000, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arrangements will be made for individuals who require support for other payment methods.
At this time, memberships are only available on a monthly basis and can be renewed two weeks prior to their expiry.
Want to work on a project or hone your skills in the Ceramic Studio or Woodshop? Our new monthly Culture membrships with a start date of September 21 are now available. Get yours for just $41.25 + HST to book drop-in studio time using Active Oakville.
Note: To purchase a Culture membership, you must (have) complete(d) a ceramic or wood safety test.
A non-resident fee of $10 + HST will be charged as applicable.
Regular admission policies still apply. More information about specific program and activity requirements can be found under the appropriate tabs
For more infomation about using your Culture membership at QEPCCC, visit the Ceramic Studio and Woodshop page.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to program start and leave promptly upon program completion.
All visitors to Town of Oakville recreation and culture facilities must arrive wearing a mask (per Halton Region By-Law).
Patrons must also be able to confidently pass our COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you are sick or have travelled in the past 14 days, please stay at home.
Only those pre-registered in a program will be permitted into our facilities. For any children’s programs, only one parent/adult per family will be permitted to accompany the child(ren). Please refrain from bringing additional family members.
In addition, to ensure the health and safety of staff and other participants, the following precautions will be required:
Any child requiring assistance in the pool should come with a guardian that can assist with directions from our instructors.
Outdoor pools close during thunderstorms and refunds will be issued as applicable. Rain days are non-refundable as our outdoor pools remain open.
Please visit our Pools page for locations and details.
Yes. Swimmers must continue to take general precautions, including physical distancing of at least 2 metres/6 feet, especially in communal areas such as washrooms.
Current evidence suggests that COVID-19 is largely transmitted through respiratory droplets that can spread up to six feet but does not spread through water in recreational water facilities.
The town ensures proper operation of water filtration and disinfection systems that should remove or inactivate the COVID-19 virus.
Cleaning and disinfection of the pool area, as well as washrooms, will be done after every swim.
If possible, participants are encouraged to take a shower prior to visiting the pool to avoid having to rinse off prior to entering the pool. Some pools have on-deck showers but not all. Showers will not be made available at the end of the swim.
Reduced resting areas (chairs and lawn chairs) and pool/swimmer capacity.
Staff will follow all revised CPR and First Aid treatment processes, as amended by the Lifesaving Society in our safety guidelines. On-deck First Aid treatment stations will be established for outdoor pools.
Washrooms are open. Please come dressed and ready to swim.
Patrons will still be expected to come to the pool showered, changed and ready to swim. Changerooms will open after swims and lessons only.
Lifejackets will be available and will be disinfected after every use but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Equipment for lessons, Leadership and Waterfit classes will be available.
Swimmers must bring their own equipment such as goggles and towels.
Only essential equipment will be provided to patrons and all shared equipment will be disinfected between uses. Slides and diving boards will not be available.
For length swims, our pools will be divided into three sections. Five swimmers will be allowed to swim per double lane, for a maximum of 15 participants in an entire pool area.
For leisure swims, up to 30 people will be able to swim at one time. Physical distancing is required.
Yes, but please let the lifeguard know upon entering the pool and we will do our best to accommodate requests.
QEPCCC’s pool has returned to its regular temperature of 88 degrees.
The pools offering length swims will be divided into three double lanes. Each double lane will have a maximum of five (5) people per lane. Each participant will receive their own basket to put in their personal belongings.
No. Lanes will not be put out for leisure swims.
Regular admission requirements still apply and all users must be 14 years of age or older to enter the fitness centres.
Participants are required to wear a mask when in common areas such as entering or exiting the building, walking to and from the fitness facility, or using the washroom facilities.
Masks are not required when participants are actively working out, but can be worn if the participant chooses to.
We are also looking to resume squash in mid-fall. Details will be shared as new information becomes available.
During our first phase of reopening, we will be open for a variety of timeslots seven days a week:
As more facilities open, schedules will be adjusted to meet demand.
Fitness has been designated to open according to Phase 3 guidelines and we have taken a conservative approach to limiting capacities within our centres.
Strength and cardio equipment, free weights and use of indoor tracks will be available.
Items such as yoga mats or blocks will not be available. Participants can bring their own yoga mat, if they wish.
The number of people allowed to work out at each fitness centre will depend on the capacity of the facility to maintain safe distancing.
At this time, only a family/social bubble member can work out with another family/social bubble member to assist with spotting.
We appreciate that community comfort levels vary and that this situation isn’t ideal for everyone
Participants will have limited access to our changerooms. We are encouraging participants to arrive ready to work out to limit persons/time spent in the changeroom area, and to avoid delaying entry for other participants.
Lockers are not available for use.
We highly recommend bringing as few belongings with you as possible. Participants will be provided with a plastic bin to place their belongings in. The town is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the entry of community centres and inside the fitness centres. Participants are reminded to follow proper health precautions, including the use of non-medical masks or face coverings (as required), use of hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, and practice physical distancing.
The town is using Vert2Go Saber disinfectant, a hard-surface sanitizer product approved by Health Canada. Ageis has been applied to common areas.
Online bookings are required for work out sessions and allow us to maintain an up-to-date register of all visitors to the fitness centre. In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, this information will be provided to Halton Region Public Health for the purposes of their in-depth contact tracing protocols.
The Town of Oakville is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
Please leave valuables at home. For health and safety reasons, lost and found items such as towels and water bottles will be disposed of daily.
An active Senior Services membership is not required to register for September and October programs.
All memberships that expired between March 14 and August 31, 2020 have already been issued a refund, backdated to March 13, 2020.
Soon, staff will be refunding all memberships that will expire in September or later, backdated to March 13, 2020.
Customers are asked to be patient as refunds may take up to two weeks to appear on your credit card statement, depending on your financial institution or credit card provider. Cheques may be issued for some refunds pending original payment type.
Updates regarding membership requirements after October will be shared in the Senior Services newsletter, on oakville.ca and on the Seniors Services Facebook page.