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Following the latest recommendations from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO), the City of Yellowknife is suspending programming and closing facilities to the public effective Saturday, January 8, 2022, and until further notice.

The City's top priorities remain public and staff safety and residents are encouraged to follow all public health orders and guidelines issued by the OCPHO.  For the latest City information on COVID-19, visit


Program Search

Register for Recreation Programs


Drop-in Programs

Reserve your drop-in spaces here

Instructor Opportunities
Access for All

Ways to Register:


Visit our YKRec Online Recreation Services.  If you have any issues, call the Booking Clerk at 669-3457.  For the best user experience, we recommend using Mozilla or Edge browsers.

By telephone:

Call 669-3457 (Booking Clerk), 920-5683 (Pool) or 920-5600 (City Hall).

  • Have all registration information ready (name, phone number, date of birth, course #, payment information, etc.)
  • Method of payment: Visa or MasterCard

2022 Winter Recreation Programming (including Pool) opens Tuesday, December 21 at 9:00 a.m.

A wide variety of programs are available for all age groups and abilities. Search YKREC for program information, or call 669-3457.

Some programming information may not be available until registration date.

Cancelation Policy:

  • 100% refund with written request 48 hours before commencement of a program. 
  • 100% refund if a program is cancelled due to insufficient registration.
  • If a program has commenced, the refund amount will reflect a percentage of the program remaining from time of notification.
  • No refunds will be issued following a program mid-point.
  • All requested refunds made after program commencement are subject to a $20 service charge.
  • There is a $30 fee for cheques returned NSF.

Classes will be cancelled if the minimum number of registrations is not met.  This decision will be made two business days prior to the start date.  If a program has been cancelled, you will be notified by phone or email.

Please keep your program receipts.  A $30 fee will be charged for all reprints

Photo Advisory:

During the course of programs that are offered by the City of Yellowknife, photos may be taken for use on the City's website or in other promotional material.
By registering for or participating in any City of Yellowknife program, you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced.
If a photo of you is published which you would like removed, please phone  920-5600 or email 

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699