Your YMCA can help you set a good example. We can help you spend quality time together. We can help your family thrive.
The 2015 YMCA Healthy Kids Report revealed that 85% of Canadian parents are finding it difficult to set a healthy example for their children. Parents surveyed stated that they are an important influence on their young children; however, only a few identified themselves as 'excellent' healthy role models.
When you're part of the community at the YMCA, you notice that family comes first. You'll see families playing together in the gym, piling into the changeroom to get ready for a swim, or challenging each other in a fitness class. Stay n' Play child minding lets parents take cruicial time to themselves, knowing their children are safe and cared for right in the building. You may even catch sight of YMCA staff coming and going with their own kids. It becomes easy to be a healthy role model for those around you when you have this kind of support and opportunity.
A variety of drop - in and registered programs, plus special events like YMCA Healthy Kids Day, mean there's always something for you and your family to do together at your YMCA.
Family Fun in the Pool
Come to this families-only swim time and play with all of our pool toys! Please review our Pool Admission Policy before you arrive. An adult must accompany and directly supervise children at all times.
Family Fun in the Gym
Spend family time being active at the Y! During the week there are several opportunities to come and play on all the kid's equipment in our gym. Preschool climbers, a variety of bikes, balls and other fun toys are laid out for you to play with. Staff are constantly coming up with different layouts so each time you come you can have a different selection. An adult must accompany and directly supervise children at all times.
2:00 - 4:00 PM on the first Sunday of the month get active as a family with games, crafts, an optional swim and staff-led activities that play on our monthly theme. The format will change slightly for each Adventure. Cost: $5 per family for members, $15 per family for non-members.
(13+ years or with parent) Drop-in co-ed recreational basketball.
(13+ years or with parent) Drop-in co-ed recreational pickleball. This is an easy, fun racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. There are key differences that make pickle ball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly youth and seniors. Among these differences are: the speed of the ball which moves at 1/3 of the average speed of a tennis ball, and the size of the court which is just under 1/3 of the total area of a tennis court.
Our gym is available for your use. Appropriate footwear must be worn. An adult must directly supervise children less than 10 years of age. Please note that some times may be ½ gym. Refer to our schedule for details.
Levels for very young children (Parent N Tot, Bubblers and Splashers) include parents in the lessons and even feature water safety instruction just for parents. Please click here to learn more about these swimming lessons.
Aqua: Baby You are welcome to bring your baby with you to any of our Aqua:Shallow classes (we no longer host a specific Aqua:Baby class). Enjoy your water workout with your baby! We'll target core muscle strength, abs and arms in an Aquatic Fitness class while your baby safely sits in one our our floating dolphin seats in the water beside you. Babies must be able to hold their head up to participate and should be no older than 3 years of age.