RA Program Guide Fall 2018

Program Guide
Click here to download the 2018-2019 Program Guide (in PDF).


6:00am to 11:00pm
Hours subject to change.

Easter Weekend Holiday Hours

Holiday Exceptions


THANKSGIVING- 8am to 4pm

CHRISTMAS EVE- 8am to 2pm
BOXING DAY - 8am to 4pm

NEW YEAR'S EVE - 8am to 2pm

FAMILY DAY - 8am to 4pm

EASTER FRIDAY - 8am to 4pm
EASTER SUNDAY - 8am to 4pm
EASTER MONDAY - 8am to 4pm

VICTORIA DAY - 8am to 4pm

CANADA DAY - 8am to 4pm

CIVIC HOLIDAY - 8am to 4pm

LABOUR DAY - 8am to 4pm

The RA

2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1H 7X7
613-733-5100  |  info@racentre.com

A member supported not-for-profit organization, the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility, conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With over 22,000 members, there is no other operation in Ottawa that matches the scope of activities and memberships of the RA. The RA offers over 50 member activities including an extensive range of sports, recreation, fitness and leisure for individuals of all ages. The RA is the destination to add great experiences to your life in a safe environment that values fun, respect and excellence. The RA Centre offers the convenience of an on-site restaurant, coffee shop, outdoor patio, conference rooms for meetings, weddings and banquets, and the services of a Physio and Massage Therapy Clinic.

Being a member of the RA is like having a home away from home. Members are dedicated, social and fun people seeking a lifestyle that includes health and wellness. The RA community represents the “real” social network by providing sport, recreation, health and meeting opportunities for members and guests. 

The RA is home to the House of Sport.


2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1H 7X7
613-518-0645  |  concierge@houseofsport.ca

The House of Sport can be described as an innovation centre of sport. The positive synergy and connections gained by a community of distinct organizations working together benefit member organizations and the Canadian sport community. Working under one roof, this collaborative hub creates opportunities for sharing costs, best practices, business development opportunities and communication networks.

The House of Sport project has re-purposed 36,000 square feet of the RA Centre’s west wing and includes town halls, meeting rooms, quiet areas, collaborative spaces and flexible work stations. 

Read more about the House of Sport.

House of Sport Member Organizations

Aboriginal Sport Circle
Archery Canada
Ausome Ottawa
Business Sherpa Group
Boccia Canada
Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sports
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sport Association
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canoe Kayak Canada
Coaching Association of Canada
Commonwealth Games Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
East Region Soccer League
Elysian Insight
Fencing Canada
Hockey Canada
Legend Recreation Software
Ottawa Carleton Soccer League
Ottawa Sport Council
Ottawa Tourism
Perfect Skating
PHE Canada
Ringette Canada
Shooting Federation of Canada
Speed Skating Canada
Sport for Life Society
Sport Law and Strategy Group
Taekwondo Canada
Ultimate Canada
Uniglobe CBO Travel
Wrestling Canada


The RA Centre is located in Ottawa, Ontario, along the picturesque banks of the Rideau River, on Riverside Drive between Bank Street and Bronson Avenue. The RA is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa and other parts of the city by bicycle, public transit or car. Parking is available on site.

The RA will make every reasonable effort to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity

The RA strives to make all its programs and services available to all persons with disabilities. However, due to the limitations of some facilities and the physical demands of some activities, this is not always possible. Members are encouraged to consult with Kelly Shaw Swettenham at (613) 736-6227 or by e-mail at kshawswettenham@racentre.com to confirm whether the Association can meet your expectations.  Click here to read the RA's Accessibility Policy on-line.


RA Site Map

RA Site Map


Members and guests may park free of charge while using RA facilities and services.  Member and guest parking is available in the East lot closest to the building as well as in the West lot.  Accessible parking is available in both the East and West lots as well in front of the central entrance to the building.

Please note the two lots closest to Data Centre Road and areas on the periphery of the West lot are reserved for permit holders only.  These reserved spots are marked by white lines.

Work or go to school nearby? 
Affordable monthly parking is available.  Please contact RA Member Services at 613-733-5100 for fees and availability.


Whether for a casual meal, meeting with colleagues and friends, quick coffee, breakfast, lunch or fresh grab and go, the RA's restaurant and specialty coffee shop offer plentiful options. 




Visit our Event & Conferences or Sport Facility Rentals pages for your private events.



RA Physiotherapy & Massage Clinic
Tel.: 613-760-1340  |  www.racentrephysio.ca