3 Reasons Why I love Westside Recreation Centre

Why Westside Rec. Centre is One of the Best!

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If you live in West Calgary and engage in an active, healthy lifestyle, chances are you or family members may already have a membership at Westside Recreation Centre. I mean, it’s one of the best recreation and leisure facilities in the city and has a lot to offer after all… so why wouldn’t you!?

Apart from the three distinct features we love below, there’s also facility rentals, day camps and a slew of other things about this West Calgary recreation centre we haven’t mentioned that help to bring the communities of the Westside closer together daily.

Skatepark, gymnasiums, child daycare, equipment rentals, ice hockey arenas and leisure skating areas are a few, but I’ll leave the rest up to you to discover!

Here are three solid reasons to consider a Westside Recreation Centre membership:


#1 – Modern Fitness Facility

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Have you ever been annoyed by not having enough space to do your routine at the gym? If so, then you’ll love the Westside Recreation Centre’s spacious fitness facility.

This expansive area spans the entire second floor along the perimeter of a 432m running / walking track that crosses itself in a T-shape. You’ll find hundreds of pieces of cardio, weight-lifting and other fitness equipment as well as a handful of smaller studio rooms used for spin classes and other classes of the sort.

This facility requires users to be at least 18 years of age as well, which is great for those people who don’t mind an adult-only atmosphere. Not to worry though if you’re not an adult yet as there’s a youth-only area as well with its very own cardio and weightlifting equipment.

Actually, this set-up is favourable among many who attend Westside Recreation Centre as it gives both youth and adults their own respective workout spaces to get the job done and go on about the day.

Westside also offers a massive list of daily fitness and facility activities for both members and non-members. See them here:


#2 – Inclusive Aquatic Park

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The Aquatic Park at Westside Recreation Centre is big enough for children to get lost in but small enough to keep a close eye over your child as a parent.

It also comes complete with all the aquatic facilities you can hope for:

  • Hot tub
  • Lap pool
  • Lazy river
  • Steam room
  • Tot pool
  • Waterslide
  • Wave pool

This is an all ages area with certain restrictions on age and height in some areas. Keep in mind that children 9 years and under must be supervised and accompanied by an adult in the water and children under 3 years old must wear a swim diaper underneath a waterproof pool pant.

Pool pants are available for purchase at Customer Service.


#3 – Easy Access via C-Train Station

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Sure, Repsol Sport Centre is somewhat close to the Elbow River C-Train Terminal. The Remington YMCA in Quarry Park can be accessed via conveniently routed City Transit buses. But when it comes to accessibility via public transportation, Westside Recreation Centre beats all!

The West Calgary recreation centre can be easily accessed via the 69th Street C-Train Station on Calgary’s West LRT Line by simply walking across the street. It’s as easy as that!

Accessibility to the West LRT makes Westside Recreation Centre a great facility to use for downtown workers and university students coming to and from West Calgary on the daily.


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Be sure to check out the Westside Guide Vers. 2018 for a complete review of this awesome recreation and leisure centre!

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