Your guide to active community living.

Spring 2021 

The safety of our staff, participants, and community is our top priority, and every effort is being taken to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

At this time all in-person programs are available to Pickering residents and Durham Region residents only.

Non-medical masks/face coverings are mandatory for all persons entering City facilities.

All in person programs have been modified to include reduced class sizes, increased sanitization practices, and have physical distancing measures in place.

City programs, events, and services will operate in compliance with current Provincial Guidelines and physical distancing measures to combat COVID-19. All programs, services, and events are subject to change.

Updates will be posted on the City's Covid-19 response page.

Search and register for programs, classes and workshops online.

Program Registration

  • Spring Break takes place from April 12 - 16. Registration is open now for Spring Break Camps.
  • Registration is ongoing for upcoming virtual programs and mini sessions.
  • Program registration is currently only available online.
  • Spring program registration opens April 1 for Pickering Residents, and April 8 for other Durham Region Residents. 

For complete registration details, information, and policies visit

Registered Aquatics Programs

Swimming lessons and aquatics programs are not being offered this Spring.

Swimming Lessons - currently not available

Limited aquatic programs may become available at a later date.

Search & register for swimming lessons.

Aquatics Programs - currently not available

Limited aquatic programs may become available at a later date.

Search & register for aquatics programs.

Aquatics Leadership Programs

Standard First Aid & CPR-C

Learn first aid and CPR skills that are needed for workplace requirements or personal interest. Certification is recognized by the WSIB. 100% attendance is mandatory.
Certificates are valid for three years upon successful completion.

May 08 & 09 - 24330

Registered Recreation Programs

Search and register for all programs by activity, age group, interest or activity code. Virtual and in-person choices are available.

  • Preschool programs 0 - 6 yrs
  • Childrens programs 4+
  • Teen programs 13 - 18 yrs
  • Adult programs 16+
  • Adult 55+ programs

Preschool Programs

These programs promote physical, mental, and social health, and have been designed to:

  • Encourage and teach good social skills
  • Foster creativity
  • Teach and practice writing
  • Focus on the basics of colour, numbers, letters and shapes
  • Introduce reading, math and science

Parent/Grandparent & tot and independent participant classes are available.

Search & register for preschool programs.


These recreation programs promote physical, mental, and social health. Choices include a variety of art, creative, dance, active, sport, STEM and special interest choices.

New for Spring:

  • Ukulele 8 - 12 yrs
  • Afro Caribbean Mini Movers 6 - 9 yrs
  • Gymnastics Tumble 7 - 11 yrs
  • Basketball Skills & Drills 7 - 11 yrs
  • Girls Got Game 7 - 11 yrs

Search & register for children's programs.


These programs promote physical, mental, and social health. Programs offered include a variety of arts, fitness, sports, and special interest choices.

New for Spring:

  • Youth Exceptionalities Club 13 - 21 yrs
    This program offers recreational activity and social fun for youth with exceptionalities.

Search & register for teen programs.


Programs offered include a variety of arts, creative, dance, active, fitness and special interest choices.

New for Spring:

  • Line Dancing - Beyond Level 1
  • Hip Hop

Search & register for adult programs.

Adults 55+

These programs have been designed and priced especially for older adults. Participating in recreation activities helps keep you active and engaged; mentally, physically, and socially.

55+ Spring Workshops:

  • Apr 09: Virtual-Paint Day
  • Apr 22: Virtual-Balcony Gardening
  • Apr 30: Paint & Plant
  • May 20: Herbs Around the World

Search & register for adult 55+ programs.


The City offers camp opportunities for children throughout the year including PA Days, Winter Holidays, March Break and Summer. Camp information can be found on the City's Camps page.

Spring Break Camp April 12 - 16

Spaces still available. Register now.

Summer Camp

Spend the summer with us! Watch for our Summer Camp Guide in May.
Search and register online at

PA Day Camp - currently not available

Currently not available.
Safe, supervised, fun! Spend the day with us. Upcoming dates will be listed on our camps page or online at once we resume.

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering

The complex is open Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All visits must be registered, and booked in advance. See the CHDRC webpage for details.

Book your Workout
Keyword search Pickering Fit

  • Cardio East & Cardio West (moved to banquet halls due to renovations)
  • Weight Room
  • 75 minute time slots, 1 reservation per area, per day

Book your Fitness Class
Keyword search Pickering Fit

In person and virtual Fftness classes are offered 7 days a week. Current fitness class schedules and complete details are online at

See all Fitness Class Schedules online.

Book your Swim
Keyword search Swimming

note: Lane Swim and Public Swim are available at Dunbarton Indoor Pool only.

Book your Court
or by phone at 905.831.1730

  • Racquetball and Squash Bookings are 40 minutes (not currently available)
  • Tennis bookings are 60 minutes (currently singles play only)

Visit - racquet sports section for complete details

Registered Fitness/Training Programs 

Search and register for programs online at

  • Registered in person and virtual Group Fitness Programs
  • Small Group Personal Training Programs
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness Programs
  • 55+ Programs
  • Outdoor Programs

Spring programs start in April. Registration begins April 1.

Personalized Service

All of our trainers are CSEP Certified Personal Trainers who work with individuals to meet their healthy lifestyle goals using an evidence informed approach acquired through post secondary education.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)is composed of professionals in exercise physiology, biochemistry, fitness and health. CSEP is the recognized authority in Canada for translating the appliance of exercise science into the improved health, fitness, and performance of Canadians.

Personal Training

  • Buddy Personal Training
  • Pilates Reformer Sessions
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Private Yoga Therapy

For details contact the Fitness Office, 905.683.6582 ext 3247.

Squash Lessons - currently not available

Squash Pro: Nicole Pirko
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Beginner to intermediate lessons for both singles and doubles play are available. Both Adult and Junior classes are available starting at 7 years of age.
  • Squash Lesson details are online at - Squash page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Squash office for details.

Tennis Lessons

Tennis Pro: Dave Ochotta
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Private, semi-private and small group lessons are offered by our Head Tennis Pro and his Assistants.
  • Tennis Lesson details are online at - Tennis page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Tennis office for details.

City Services


We are committed to meeting the needs of our growing community and providing accessible programs, services and resources to all of our residents. 

City of Pickering Mayor and Council

City of Pickering Council 2018 - 2022

Members of Council are responsible for the management and administration of the City's resources.  As well as attending Council and Committee meetings, some members are also active on a number of board and committee meetings.

Our door is always open. Please share any comments, questions or concerns.

Customer Care

The Customer Care Centre provides an important link between members of the public, the Mayor, Members of Council, and City of Pickering municipal departments. Our main priority is to ensure that you, "the customer" receive prompt attention and service regarding any municipal concerns you may have.

Visit us online to see how you can Connect with Your City

Pickering Culture

Creating a vibrant community; Discover Pickering's vision for arts, culture and heritage.

Recreation Services

Free Teen Stuff

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Free programs, events, and more - just for Pickering residents 13 - 19 yrs. Membership is required - it’s free - get it at any Free Teen Program. Parent verification will be required on your first visit. Programs include:

  • ball hockey, basketball, breakdancing, games rooms, badminton, trivia night and more to come!

  • Esports Gaming - online tournaments with prizes! email to get in the game!

Due to COVID safety measures - now you must book your visit in advance. 

Book your time online at - keyword search Free Teen (If you do not have an Active Net account, you will need to create one.)


Aging Well Adults 55+

Enjoy a wide variety of free social opportunities, events & programs exclusively for older adults. Our Winter Schedule looks a little different this year but we’re still running! Check in often - we are adding new activities and programs regularly! 

  • Our website is your number one source for information, and resources on what’s happening in the City for older adults.

  • Stay up to date with our 55+ enewsletter. Subscribe to have it delivered directly to your inbox.

  • We're on social media too! Join our exclusive 55+ facebook group to connect and share the 55+ experience.

Pickering Events

Destination Pickering


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Great Events happening this spring:

  • Artfest


Pickering Museum Village


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2365 6th Concession Road
Greenwood, ON L0H 1H0

Upcoming Museum events:

  • Roaring 1920s Drive-thru Tours
  • Izzy and the Mystery at the Mill
  • The Anne Experience


Pickering Public Library

Pickering Public Library

Our new website makes discovering collections, events & services easier than ever. 




Summer Edition - coming in May.