Whitby offers a variety of recreation programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and foster community connection. The Town's fitness, skating and swimming schedules offer active programs for all ages - from children and youth to adults and older adults - with year-round programs or short-term classes or drop-in, pick up sports and leagues are all available at Whitby's multi-purpose recreation facilities. You can sign up for a health club membership at the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex, join a Pilates, yoga or aquafit class or take a special-interest course. June is Recreation and Parks Month. Enjoy free programs for the whole family! Birthday parties and camps are also offered for pre-school aged children up to teenagers.
Many of the Town's recreation programs are supported by organizations run by volunteers, such as Community Connection or subsidized programs that provide funding for Town of Whitby recreation programs for eligible residents.
Whitby's Activity Guide is a comprehensive source of information for fitness, sports, aquatics, recreational swimming and skating, and general interest programs for all ages. Copies are available at all municipal recreation facilities and branches of the Whitby Public Library. You can also access our current recreation program schedules online.
Facility Closures and Program Notices
Programs may be cancelled to accommodate a special event or facility maintenance. The Town provides program notices and facility closure information under Facility Closures and Program Notices. Program cancellations and notices are posted in the Public Notices section three weeks prior to the date. We make every effort to provide advance notice of cancellations and you can subscribe to the Public Notices RSS feed to receive up-to-date information as it happens.
You can register for a recreation program online, or download our Program Registration Form and mail, fax or drop it off at one of our registration centres. To register online, you will require a PIN and/or barcode number and a VISA or MasterCard. Visit Register for a Program for more information.
The Town of Whitby is dedicated to keeping our participants and staff safe by increasing awareness of Concussions, through the development of a Concussion Policy.