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City Advises of Outdoor Recreation Impacts Due to Poor Air Auality

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Ottawa – Environment Canada is warning of poor air quality for the Ottawa region due to wildfire smoke. As a result, the City of Ottawa is advising of outdoor recreation impacts on Monday, June 26:


  • All recreational outdoor programs and leagues directly operated by the City of Ottawa will be cancelled until 4 pm for today, June 26. Registrants will be contacted directly with either a refund, credit or rescheduling of their program.

  • All splash pads will remain open.

  • All drop-in programs that operate outdoors will move indoors, where possible. Please check the drop-in schedules at your local facility for up-to-date information.

  • All outdoor pools will be closed until 4 pm today, June 26, weather permitting.

  • All City Beaches have a no swim advisory until 4 pm for today, June 26,

weather permitting.


It is not anticipated that the air quality for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27 will continue to impact these services. Please continue to monitor ottawa.ca/recreation for up-to-date information on outdoor recreation service impacts.


All City facilities will remain open and there are no impacts to indoor programming.

City-wide impacts and updates related to the ongoing air quality issues can be found on ottawa.ca.


For more information about outdoor air pollution and the current status of Ottawa’s air quality, visit the Ottawa Public Health website.


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