Where to get your sweat on

Calgary is a young, vibrant and fit city, boasting superb recreation facilities, pools, ice rinks, golf courses, soccer fields and private gyms.

Recreation Facilities

Calgary boasts a wealth of recreation opportunities — athletic parks, baseball diamonds, golf courses and sports fields, as well as leisure and fitness centres with pools, ice rinks, weight rooms, gymnasiums, climbing walls and more.

Genesis Centre

The Genesis Centre offers sport, recreation, wellness and cultural services to residents of Northeast Calgary. The centre houses branches of the Calgary Public Library and YMCA Calgary, a human and social services centre, indoor and outdoor soccer fields and gathering places.

Glenmore Athletic Park

Glenmore Athletic Park, located in Calgary’s Southwest, includes baseball diamonds, soccer and football fields, tennis courts, a velodrome, a running track, shot-put and javelin areas, a long-jump pit and the Glenmore Aquatic Centre, which offers indoor fitness, day camps and a swimming pool.

Southland Leisure Centre

Offering a waterpark complete with wave pool and fun slides, two skating and hockey rinks, a fitness facility, a gymnastics room, a climbing wall, racquetball and squash courts and a weight room, Southland Leisure Centre is fun for all ages.

Repsol Sport Centre

Formerly called "Talisman Centre", Repsol Sport Centre is a world-class facility just South of the downtown core. The centre boasts a number of trainers on staff, a wealth of equipment and professional facilities. These include five full-sized gymnasiums, basketball courts, more than 700 pieces of cardio and weight-training equipment, two Olympic-sized pools, an Olympic-calibre dive tank, a steam room, a 200-metre running track, a physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic and the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary.

Village Square Leisure Centre

Village Square Leisure Centre is the Northeast’s major waterpark and all-purpose fitness facility. Included at the centre are a large wave pool with waterslides, a dive
tank, children’s pool, hot tub, steam room, skating and hockey rink, gymnasium, fitness and dance studio, playschool, and birthday party rooms.

Westside Recreation Centre

Westside Recreaton Centre is in Calgary’s Southwest and has ice-skating, a full-sized arena, an enormous fitness area,  aquatic centre, a gymnasium, 500-metre track and climbing wall, as well as a skateboard park and basketball courts outside.


YMCA Calgary offers five state-of-the-art fitness and recreation facilities, along with a range of respected camps and programs that support the development of healthy kids, families and communities. YMCA has been in operation in the city since 1902.

The YWCA of Calgary also dates its history back to the early part of the 20th century. It works to strengthen community by supporting women and children in need and working to end domestic violence, homelessness and poverty, as well as promoting health and wellness. The YWCA’s co-ed fitness facility offers top-flight equipment and a pool.

Calgary is a young, vibrant and fit city, boasting superb recreation facilities, pools, ice rinks, golf courses, soccer fields and private gyms.

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