Drop In Programs

Drop-in programs

Program Finder

Drop In Gym

A new way to find and reserve your drop in program offerings!

Recreation Centres are now open and our priority is to meet demand for drop in programs with a focus on Open Swim and Gym. We are pleased to introduce an online reservation system for some of our specialty offerings including lengths swimming, water fit, pickleball and badminton. Usage of program offerings will be closely monitored to ensure a safe and measured approach to return to recreation.

We have updated our Program Finder with some additional features to make it easier to search, navigate, view and reserve tickets for drop in programs.

Drop In Group Fitness Program Update

Dryland and Aquatic Group Fitness Classes enhanced measures:

  • Must maintain 3m of physical distance from others
  • Masks always required  
  • Maximum 9 people per class

Online Ticket features include:

  • Use your existing recreation account to view and reserve drop in programs for yourself and family members.
  • Search your preferred recreation facility for drop in programs using the same tools you are familiar with for registered programs
  • Enhanced search tools to help find programs that fit your schedule in real time.
  • Quick links to help you search, view or reserve your preferred programs at Hamilton.ca/recreation
  • Use your smart device to reserve a spot in upcoming drop in programs 25hrs in advance

How to prepare for online ticketing reservations

  1. Visit rec.hamilton.ca
  2. Create your user profile if you haven’t used our online registration or booking system before. Contact customer service at [email protected] for assistance if required to avoid duplicate account creation.
  3. Add your family members to your account
  4. Save your email, password and member number from your account home page and you are ready to get started!

How to Find and Book Your Drop In Ticket

Screen shot of Ticket booking system

Note: A member number is required to book through the Online Ticket process. This number should be copied and pasted from your account profile (home button) to ensure accuracy. Please double check the appropriate Member last name is showing in your cart before processing the transaction.
How to Find and Book Your Drop In Ticket instructions are also available in PDF (PDF, 902 KB)

Please note: Due to current health and safety guidelines in place at all recreation centres, member information is captured at point of reservation by allowing member bookings only. To reduce inputting errors, it is recommended to copy the member number from your user profile and paste when prompted after adding items to the basket. Member last name should appear in the cart if entered properly.

Policies & Usage Guidelines

Some Rules Have Changed! Review the following before arriving at a facility: