Worth a Visit: City of Ottawa Pools

It's our weekly "Worth a Visit" series! Have an idea you'd like to submit? The only requirements are that it must be in the Ottawa region and kid-friendly! Email Misty at kidsinthecapital@gmail.com. This week we welcome Brittany from My Mama Journey.

Canadian winters can be long, and can leave parents and kids a little stir crazy!

Thankfully, our city has many amazing indoor pool facilities. As a family with a busy toddler (who seems to have been a fish in her past life), we like to take advantage of these indoor pools.

For the close-to-ocean "experience" check out one of our local wave pools. Splash Wave Pool will entertain the entire family - not only does it include a decent sized wave pool and a small heated toddler pool, but there is also a small water slide!

Or, make a simple family outing to the Taggart Family YMCA. The bright open-window concept allows for the warmth of the sunshine to come through, even on those cold winter days. You won’t be  disappointed! Enjoy family swimming, playing with the pool toys and the comforts of a heated pool.

City of Ottawa Swimming Pools

Cool Part? Kids are able to start swimming lessons as early as three months old at the YMCA!

Even “Cooler” BONUS Part? After swimming, don't forget to check out the indoor play structure (all covered by the costs of the pool pass). It's on the second floor of the centre, clean, safe and bright (again, surrounded by windows!).