Ottawa’s supervised beach, outdoor pool and wading pool season is coming to a close


It only seems like it just started, but the City of Ottawa’s wading pool and supervised beach swimming seasons are quickly winding down this week. And it’s also difficult to comprehend as hundreds of visitors from over 40 canoe clubs across the country grace the shores of Mooney’s Bay for the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships this weekend.

But here is the City of Ottawa’s list of upcoming seasonal pool closures along with notifications for the cessation of lifeguard supervision at City beaches.M

Supervised swimming at beaches

Lifeguard supervision and daily water testing at City beaches – Mooney’s Bay, Britannia, Petrie Island and Westboro, end for this season on Sunday, August 29. Until August 29, the daily hours for supervised beach swimming will be noon to 7 p.m. Check for the updates on water quality testing and closures.

Deep Water Outdoor Pools

The City’s nine deep water outdoor pools will be closing between August 22 and September 6 depending on location. Check for outdoor pool schedules and information.

City wading pools

The City’s wading pools will also close for 2021 season on Tuesday, August 24.

Splash pads remain open

City splash pads will remain open daily from 8 am to 9 pm until September 15 to help beat the late-summer heat. Visit for a splash pad near you.

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