Active Kitchener is our guide to activities, sports, recreation and programs for all ages. It’s delivered to approximately 65,000 Kitchener homes four times a year and is also available online.

On this page:

  1. Current issue
  2. Register online
  3. Find a paper copy
  4. Advertise with us

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Active Kitchener is our guide to events, activities, sports, recreation and programs for all ages.

This season we won’t be producing our Active Kitchener magazine, but you can find lots of fun things to keep active (and safe) right here!

Please visit the webpages listed in the sections below, or call 519-741-2345, for the most up-to-date program and event information. Also, visit us on Facebook for live streams, program updates and more.


 Active at home

We're committed to keeping you connected and active with free activities, events and resources. 

Check back for more as we continue to develop new program offerings or visit our week at a glance page for a weekly schedule of events and activities.

 Fitness and wellness
Join us for a series of free fitness and wellness free activities, events and resources, online. Check out our webpage for the listing of courses.
 Sport and aquatics
Our Active at Home program offers fun ideas to stay active during these challenging times. Find a sport or aquatic course now.

Looking for a fun and safe event to attend? Check out our Kitchener events page for upcoming events!


 Find something to do at one of our indoor or outdoor facilities in Kitchener.

Community centres

In-person registered programs are back! Space is also available at city community centres for you to book for free to enjoy your own planned activities.

Book a gym: Previously called, Book your Bubble, residents can pre-book time to use a community centre gym for physical activity with up to 10 participants. Booking gym time is FREE and bookings for each 45-minute time slot can be made online, in-person or by calling the centre.

Book a community room: Also a free program, offering residents the opportunity to pre-book a multi-purpose room at City community centres during business hours, for up to two hours to host a meeting or enjoy a group activity. Bookings can be made online, in-person or by calling the centre.

Visit our book free space program webpage, for more information on the including safety measures and availability.

Be sure to visit our community centre page or ActiveNet to learn what programs are currently being offered across all our community centres.

Trails and parks
Kitchener has over 125 kilometers of trails and many parks, natural areas and outdoor spaces. Find a trail or a park near you.
Looking for a place to go for a bike ride? We've created a bike map to help you find a fun spot to ride.
 Walking tours

Kitchener is a vibrant community filled with history and charm. What better way to discover it, than by foot! Here are some self-guided walking tours you can do on your own or with your own household this winter.

Downtown Kitchener Art Walk

Kitchener has a budding art scene. See all of the art installations and murals within the downtown Kitchener core. Use the Art Walk guide, and happy perusing!

Self-guided tours

Kitchener is rich in history. Explore the heritage of different neighbourhoods, building and artifacts around the city in a self-guided walking tour!

Find a hiking trail along the Grand River, in the city and more. Visit our trails page to find a place to hike.
 Things to do

We have something fun for all ages and interests for you to enjoy from arts to nature to activities for youth and seniors.

 Art and culture

Find out about upcoming virtual exhibitions, art walking tours and exhibitions with community partners

by visiting our arts and culture page

For upcoming artist call for proposals, check out

Sign up for our newsletter to be up to date on what we’re working on:

Children and youth programs

We are back in centres and city spaces providing programs for children and youth in-person! Register your child or youth in programs (after school, in the evenings and during school breaks) that help them be active and creative.

Our trained staff provide a welcoming and inclusive space where children and youth can play, belong and thrive. Programs include:

  • Sports, arts, crafts, cooking, STEM and wellness activities
  • Leadership development with volunteering opportunities
  • Homework support
  • Employment readiness support

All of our programs work towards building gratitude, hope, empathy and belonging.

Visit our children and youth programs page to find a fun program.

 Nature and greening

Do you enjoy nature and gardening? Look at our listing of online and outdoor activities, including bees, birding and butterflies.

Natural area programs

Through our Kitchener Natural Areas Program, we offer in-person and online events and learning opportunities, including:

  • Yoga, mindfulness and meditation
  • Hikes and forest bathing
  • Workshops

Visit our KNAP page to find a program.

 Neighbourhood activities
Want something fun to do in your own backyard or in your neighbourhood? Look at all of these fun things to do!
Seniors programs and activities

This winter, stay connected while safely participating in our virtual and in person programs that are available at a number of community centres. Programs include:

  • Kitchener Connections - free weekday programs via phone
  • Social Support Calls - support for those feeling isolated, or just want to talk
  • Connected @ Home Program - receive activity boxes, join weekly teleconferences or Zoom group activities
  • Kitchener Tech Connects - Free Technology Training and Lending Library
  • Virtual fitness and wellness programs - In-person classes including fitness, art, yoga, meditation and many others suited for all ages and abilities

Visit our seniors page or call 519-741-2200 ext. 2501 and learn about our current program offerings.

Inclusive programming

If you or your child has a disability and require one to one support to participate in any of our programs, we will do our best to accommodate you. Support may be provided by program staff, training volunteers or support workers. Visit our inclusion support webpage for more information and to complete a request form.

For any other accommodation needs or requests, please email the Inclusion Services Coordinator or call, 519-741-2200 ext. 7229.

 Kitchener Market virtual classes and demos

A variety of holiday and winter themed virtual and in-person programming is being offered at the Kitchener Market, including cooking classes and demos for different ages and skill levels. Check out the market's calendar to see what’s happening at the Market this winter.

The Kitchener Market is open for the Farmers’ Market and Food Hall on Saturdays, 7am-2pm and Food Hall only on Tuesday-Friday, 8am-3pm.  

Swimming lessons and programs

We are now offering programs for all ages, including:

  • Private and family swimming lessons
  • Leadership and lifeguard programs
  • Registered aqua-fitness, adult swims, lane swims and family swims

Registration for winter term 1 is Dec. 21, and term 2 is Feb. 8.  

Be sure to visit our swimming lessons and programs page to learn what programs are offered.

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Register online

Our ActiveNet online registration website makes it easy to register for programs and view facility availability.

Find a paper copy

You can find paper copies of Active Kitchener at our community centres, pools, arenas, local community service groups, doctor’s offices and libraries.

Advertise with us

Reach 65,000 Kitchener homes four times a year by advertising in our next issue. Email or call us at 519-741-2391.