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Recreation/ Sports

A photograph of a waterfall

There are many recreation centres across the city that offer both outdoor and indoor programs and opportunities to play sports.

The City of Hamilton offers recreation programs and services for families and residents at many pools, arenas, and centres across the city. Programs include open drop-in programs (swimming, ice skating, open gym), registered instructed programs (swimming lessons, fitness classes, sports classes), and community programs (golf, programming on parks).   

You can also check out events, festivals, museums and natural attractions in the city at Tourism Hamilton.

Programs

Adults in Motion Virtual Programming

Adults in Motion
627 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1J5, Canada

Offers a variety of social and recreational classes all day for adults with developmental disabilities. Visit the website to view the online event calendar.

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton Sit to Be Fit Classes

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton Halton
1-866-428-1552, 905-768-4488 ext. 202, smiller@alzhn.ca
135 King St E, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1L4, Canada
21 Hatt St, Dundas, ON L9H 0A1, Canada
2641 Hwy 56, Hamilton, ON L8J, Canada
99 Creighton Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 3B9, Canada
18 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON L9H 2S2, Canada
255 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 3K3, Canada
103 Kenilworth Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8H 4R6, Canada
695 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, ON L8G 1A1, Canada
131 Gray Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 3V3, Canada
467 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON L8T 3T3, Canada
1 Lynndale Dr, Dundas, ON L9H 3L4, Canada
414 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Y3, Canada
100 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1W1, Canada
785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6, Canada
57 John St W, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6, Canada

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Ancaster Co-Ed Slo-Pitch League Program

Ancaster Co-Ed Slo-Pitch League
385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5, Canada

Mixed adult league for men and women in various skill levels.  Includes t-shirt, equipment and games from end of May until mid-September.

Ancaster Ladies 3 Pitch League Program

Ancaster Ladies 3 Pitch League
905-630-6070, 905-648-9003, ancasterladies3pitch@gmail.com

A recreational women’s baseball league where all skill levels are welcome.  Games played at various diamond locations in Ancaster and surrounding area. 

Ancaster Little League Program

Ancaster Little League
268 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G, Canada

Baseball club for youth.  Practices and games are held at various local baseball diamonds.  Age and skill level varies by team. 

Ancaster Masters Swim Club Program

Ancaster Masters Swim Club
905-546-2424 ext. 1061 (Office), 905-648-3693 (Club Coordinator), ancastermasters@gmail.com
47 Meadowbrook Dr, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K8, Canada

Provides coached fitness training and stroke correction for swimmers.  Motivations include fitness, triathlon training, and competitive swimming.  All members may compete in local and provincial events.  Competitive swimming experience is not required. 

Ancaster Men’s Slo-Pitch League Program

Ancaster Men’s Slo-Pitch League
385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5, Canada

Men’s Slo-Pitch League, based at Ancaster Community Centre.  Games are held at various diamond locations. 

Ancaster Municipal Lawn Bowling Club Program

Ancaster Municipal Lawn Bowling Club
291 Lodor St, Ancaster, ON L9G 2Y7, Canada

Offers lawn bowling for persons of all ages and skill levels.  New members are welcome.  

Beverly Mixed Baseball League Program

Beverly Mixed Baseball League
905-628-2536

Mixed 3-Pitch adult baseball league.  Open to men and women from Flamborough and surrounding area. 

Boys and Girls Clubs Healthy Active Living and Sport Programs

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton-Halton
905-549-2814
45 Ellis Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8, Canada
785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6, Canada
2 Oriole Crescent, Hamilton, ON L8H 6G8, Canada
77 Purnell Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 4Y4, Canada
71 Sanford Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 8G6, Canada
705 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1K8, Canada

Offers a variety of sports and physical activity programs for children ages 3 to 12. Programs include: basketball, dance, gymnastics, soccer, and physical health education.

Buchanan Park Ladies Softball League Program

Buchanan Park Ladies Softball League
30 Laurier Ave, Hamilton, ON L9C 3R9, Canada

Softball program for women, consisting of 8 teams.  Each season includes 2 practices and approximately 13 games.  New players must attend a rating clinic prior to drafting of the teams. 

City of Hamilton Recreation Programs

City of Hamilton, Healthy and Safe Communities Department, Recreation Division
47 Meadowbrook Dr, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K8, Canada
385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5, Canada
450 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 4N5, Canada
876 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 8C1, Canada
93 West Avenue S, Hamilton, ON L8N 1S1, Canada
1152 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1C2, Canada
150 Violet Dr, Hamilton, ON L8E 6B4, Canada
39 Market St S, Dundas, ON L9H 3B3, Canada
10 Market St S, Dundas, ON L9H 1V6, Canada
206 Dewitt Rd, Hamilton, ON L8E, Canada
305 South Bend Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9A 4K6, Canada
87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton, ON L8T 5A1, Canada
1099 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1E2, Canada
192 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5V7, Canada
251 Duke St, Hamilton, ON L8P 2E2, Canada
145 Magnolia Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 5P4, Canada
60 Albright Rd, Hamilton, ON L8K 5J3, Canada
1709 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8H, Canada
45 King St W, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1H7, Canada
970 Paramount Dr, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 1L8, Canada
35 Lynbrook Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 4B1, Canada
255 Winona Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5L3, Canada
263 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B8, Canada
150 Folkestone Ave, Hamilton, ON L8V 4N5, Canada
200 Windwood Dr, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
167 Birge St, Hamilton, ON L8L 3L6, Canada
1496 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H2, Canada
90 W 25th St, Hamilton, ON L9C 4X3, Canada
91 Chedmac Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 7R5, Canada
25 Hester St, Hamilton, ON L9A 2N3, Canada
111 Burlington St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 4G9, Canada
4300 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada
50 Randall Ave Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1W6
27 ON-5, Waterdown, ON L9H 7L5, Canada
400 Queensdale Ave E, Hamilton, ON L9A 4P4, Canada
752 Centre Rd, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7, Canada
70 Olympic Dr, Dundas, ON L9H 1H4, Canada
1770 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 1E3, Canada
100 Greenhill Ave, Hamilton, ON L8K 4T9, Canada
24 Sherwood Park Rd, Hamilton, ON L8E, Canada
60 Dicenzo Dr, Hamilton, ON L9B 2S1, Canada

Programs offered on a seasonal basis. Drop-in or registration required. Please contact for details. 

Dundas Girls Softball League Program

Dundas Girls Softball League
Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St, Dundas, ON L9H 2R5, Canada

T-ball and softball league for girls with various age divisions and skill levels. 

Dundas Lawn Bowling Association Program

Dundas Lawn Bowling Association
905-627-3911 (Clubhouse), dundaslawnbowls@gmail.com
Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St, Dundas, ON L9H 2R5, Canada

Offers lawn bowling activities for persons of all ages and skill levels.  New members and visitors are welcome. 

Dundas Little League Program

Dundas Little League

A community baseball league for youth.  Includes t-ball, house league, and competitive teams.

Dundas Minor Baseball Association Program

Dundas Minor Baseball Association
Martino Memorial Park, Dundas, ON L9H 7P8, Canada

Offers recreational baseball and softball programs for youth.  Includes Bantam, Midget and Junior levels. 

Dundas Women’s Softball Association Program

Dundas Women’s Softball Association
Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St, Dundas, ON L9H 2R5, Canada

A recreational softball program for women.  Aims to promote teamwork, friendly competition, and building of softball skills.  Teams are sponsored by local businesses. 

East Mountain Baseball Association Program

East Mountain Baseball Association
Mohawk Sports Park, 1100 Mohawk Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8T 2S4, Canada

A recreational baseball program for youth designed to support skill development, physical fitness and teamwork.

Eastmount Park Softball Program

Eastmount Park Softball
115 E 26th St, Hamilton, ON L8V 3C5, Canada

Offers recreational t-ball and baseball programs for youth, and a slo-pitch team for adults.  All skill levels welcome. 

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes

Compass Community Health Centre
905-523-6611 ext. 3060
438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 4N5, Canada

A series of free exercise programs designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance and increased overall independence. 

Programs include:

  • Finding Your Balance (in person) – teaches how to prevent falls and participate in exercise to stay balanced
  • Sit and Fit (virtual through Zoom) – improve balance, posture, strength, and overall health

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes, CityHousing Hamilton

CityHousing Hamilton
181 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y4, Canada

Funded by Home and Community Care Support Services and offered at CityHousing locations around Hamilton, this year-round exercise program and falls prevention education aims to improve general health and to help seniors remain safe and independent. Classes are available to the public and offered on a weekly basis. Three levels of classes are offered to meet a range of activity needs.

Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
905-522-1155 ext. 39380, kgrzelak@stjosham.on.ca
2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8G 5E4, Canada
100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 3R2, Canada

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

Falls Prevention

A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider.

  General Exercise Programs

Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.  

Flamborough Men’s Slo-Pitch League Program

Flamborough Men’s Slo-Pitch League
905-645-4857

A slo-pitch league for men. Games are played at various ball parks in Flamborough and surrounding area.  

Flamborough Minor Softball Association Program

Flamborough Minor Softball Association
289-440-1462

Softball league for youth based in Flamborough.  Games are held at various baseball diamonds. 

Gage Park Softball Association Program

Gage Park Softball Association
1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N6, Canada

T-ball and softball programs for youth, with various divisions for different skill levels.  Volunteer opportunities are available. 

Gender Inclusive Programs

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton-Halton
905-549-2814
45 Ellis Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8, Canada
785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6, Canada
2 Oriole Crescent, Hamilton, ON L8H 6G8, Canada
77 Purnell Dr, Hamilton, ON L9C 4Y4, Canada
71 Sanford Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 8G6, Canada
705 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1K8, Canada

Offers a wide range of registered and drop-in gender inclusive programs for children ages 6 to 12. All programs offer a variety of activities that facilitate conversations around gender centred issues and provide opportunities to build confidence, self-esteem, and self-advocacy. Programming includes creative, physical, and wellness based activities.

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS)

Hamilton Health Sciences
905-521-2100 ext. 12405, aldersone@hhsc.ca
88 Maplewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1W9, Canada

Research facility dedicated to improving the lives of seniors living with complex medical needs.  Focuses on improving quality of life, accelerating innovative solutions, and developing programs to support seniors and families.  Programs include:

  • iPad lessons
  • educational workshops
  • dance/exercise classes

Part of the Hamilton Health Sciences network and affiliated with McMaster University.

Glanbrook Community Services Fitness and Exercise Programs

Glanbrook Community Services
4300 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada

Offers exercise classes for older adults. Classes offered to suit a range of physical abilities. 

  • Active Fit: moving exercise program for active seniors who wish to improve cardiovascular rhythm and hand-eye coordination
  • Gentle Fit and Brunch: adapted exercises for older adults who need a slower more gentle pace followed by a light brunch
  • Strength and Stretch: seated/standing class including warm up, progressive muscle conditioning/strength training using light resistant bands/weights and ending with a top to bottom stretch

Goodtime Ladies Fastball League Program

Goodtime Ladies Fastball League

Fastball league for women.  Open to residents of Flamborough and surrounding area.  Meeting times and locations vary.  

Hamilton 55 Plus Programming

City of Hamilton, Healthy and Safe Communities Department, Recreation Division
. (contact info varies by location)
622 Alberton Rd S, Alberton, ON L0R 1A0, Canada
163 Dundas St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7, Canada
780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, ON L9A 4V5, Canada
6 King St W, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1G8, Canada
10 Market St S, Dundas, ON L9H 1V6, Canada
200 Jackson St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4R9, Canada
100 Greenhill Ave, Hamilton, ON L8K 4T9, Canada
251 Duke St, Hamilton, ON L8P 2E2, Canada
500 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1B9, Canada
1655 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 7R3, Canada
1239 ON-8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5G8, Canada
75 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1, Canada
1715 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 1E3, Canada

Municipal seniors programming.

Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club Program

Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club
Mohawk Sports Park, 1100 Mohawk Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8T 2S4, Canada

Offers recreational and competitive football and rugby games for persons of all ages and skill levels.  New members are welcome.  Creating an online profile through the website is required in order to register.  

Hamilton Ladies Slo-Pitch Softball Association Program

Hamilton Ladies Slo-Pitch Softball Association
905-515-4624, hlssainc@hotmail.com

A recreational softball program for adults that promotes sportsmanship and athletics.  Co-ed teams are available.  Games are held at various diamonds on Hamilton East Mountain.  In memory of founder Don Street.  

Hamilton Muslim Basketball Association Program

Hamilton Muslim Basketball Association
905-537-5301, info@hmba.me
135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 7V7, Canada

Offers a recreational basketball program that caters to the Islamic community of Hamilton and the surrounding area.  New members are welcome. 

Hamilton Slo Pitch League Program

Hamilton Slo Pitch League

Baseball programs in player development, teams, leagues and tournaments at various locations.  Open to various age groups and skill levels. 

Living Rock Ministries Wellness Works

Living Rock Ministries
905-528-7625, mail@livingrock.ca
30 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5, Canada

Provides community support and case management services to at-risk pregnant and parenting youth. Services include:

  • counselling
  • prenatal education
  • stroller fit and exercise programs
  • community referrals

MacMS-FITT Exercise Program for Adults with MS

McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence
905-525-7629, 905-525-9140 ext. 27223
1280 Main St W #123, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M6, Canada

A community-based exercise program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Participants are prescribed individual exercise programs that follow the physical activity guidelines for people with MS.

McQuesten Boys and Girls Club Roxborough Seniors Program

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton-Halton
905-549-2814 ext. 269, rebekah.clause@bgchh.com
785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6, Canada

Program provides a variety of activities and programs to promote enjoyment and well being for older adults and retirees.  Offering bingo, euchre and more. Also, fitness and strength training, speaker events on topics relevant to seniors and pot luck lunches.

RISE Collective

YWCA Hamilton
905-522-9922 ext. 134, jmillar@ywcahamilton.org
75 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1, Canada

A youth-led collective that supports the voices of young women, non-binary, and gender fluid in Hamilton. Offers events, workshops, art, and movement events, including:

  • film screenings and discussion
  • guided movement exercises
  • activism and self-care workshops
  • art workshops
  • guest speakers
  • feminist review discussions

This program is funded by YWCA Canada and the Government of Canada.

Rosedale Community Council Youth Softball Program

Rosedale Community Council Youth Softball
100 Greenhill Ave, Hamilton, ON L8K 4T9, Canada

A recreational softball league for youth, with various divisions for different age groups.  Games are held in East Hamilton on the diamonds behind the Rosedale Arena and adjacent to King’s Forest Golf and Country Club.  Location of some games may vary. 

Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club Program

Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club
905-387-9577 (November to April), 905-549-5514 (May to October), 905-574-0218 (November to April), smcnab@roselawnlbc.com
50 Lawrence Rd, Hamilton, ON L8M 3E3, Canada

Offers lawn bowling activities for people of all ages and skill levels.  New members are welcome. 

Shalom Village Fitness Club

Shalom Village
905-529-1613 ext. 220, info@shalomvillage.ca
70 Macklin St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3S1, Canada

Fitness centre for older adults, with individualized programs designed to meet client’s goals. 

Equipment includes:

  • Keiser-strength training equipment (chest press, lat pull-down, leg press, military press, calf strengthening, triceps press, biceps curl, lower back strengthening, leg extensions, leg curls, upper back strengthening machines)
  • Cardiovascular exercise (Nusteps, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, an arm cycle ergometer, treadmills
  • NeuroGym equipment (sit-to-stand trainer, bungee walker, pendulum stepper)
  • Free weights, bands and tubes, exercise classes for various levels of mobility

Stay Fit and Keeping Balance, Centre de Santé Communautaire

Centre de Santé Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
1-866-437-7606, 905-528-0163, cschn@cschn.ca
1320 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1, Canada
243 Cumberland Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 1Z9, Canada

The exercise and falls prevention initiative supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, specifically the focus on supporting seniors to stay healthy and stay at home longer, reducing the strain on hospitals and long-term care homes. Services provided by health promoters and occupational therapists.  

Tim Horton’s Field Free Fitness Programs

City of Hamilton, Public Works Department, Environmental Services Division
905-546-2424 ext. 7136, recreation@hamilton.ca
64 Melrose Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 8C1, Canada

Offers free drop-in fitness programs. All programs are capped at 20 participants each. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult 18+ yrs. All programs are conducted in an indoor space unless otherwise posted.

Programs include:

  • exploring
  • fun with science
  • cardio dance
  • yoga
  • hip hop dance
  • sports blast

Victorian Order of Nurses SMART Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes

Victorian Order of Nurses Hamilton
905-529-0700 ext. 2282
414 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton, Suite M2, ON L8L 5G8, Canada

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise and fall prevention classes help improve strength, balance, and heart health while reducing both social isolation and hospital visits relating to falls. Classes are available in the community, at retirement homes, or via Zoom. 

Gentle Exercise Classes – Group exercise for senior adults (55+) who wish to improve their strength, balance and flexibility regardless of physical ability. 

Falls Prevention – The program aims to educate individuals on falls risk factors and falls prevention strategies. Classes are taught in a group setting and run twice a week for 12 weeks. Each class includes 15 minutes of education followed by 35 minutes of exercise.

Waterdown Minor Baseball Association Program

Waterdown Minor Baseball Association

Baseball program for youth that practices and plays at various locations in Waterdown and surrounding area.  Offers House League, Select and Rep Programs.  

YMCA Hamilton Health Management Programs

YMCA of Hamilton Burlington and Brantford
79 James St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z1, Canada
356 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2, Canada
207 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H1, Canada
500 Drury Ln, Burlington, ON L7R 2X2, Canada

YMCA offers a variety of Health & Fitness Classes and LiveWell Programs, including:

  • Balance +
  • CanWell
  • Fit for Function
  • GERAS Dance
  • Healthy Hearts
  • Hydrotherapy
  • InMotion
  • Mobility +
  • Pilates
  • WalkFit
  • Y Fit 4 U

Programs vary by location. Contact your local YMCA for more information. 

YWCA Hamilton Senior Active Living Centres

YWCA Hamilton
905-522-9922 ext. 231 (YWCA MacNab Location), 905-529-7727 (Seniors’ Active Living Centre), info@ywcahamilton.org
75 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1, Canada
1715 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 1E3, Canada

Provides affordable programs and services for adults age 55 and older at varying locations.

YWCA Health and Wellness Programs

YMCA of Hamilton Burlington and Brantford
75 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1, Canada

YWCA offers a variety of classes and programs focused on health, wellness, and physical fitness.  Visit the website for a list of all available programs and the program schedule.

YWePlay Youth Sports Program

YWCA Hamilton
905-522-9922 ext. 135, info@ywcahamilton.org
460 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L9A 1C3, Canada
40 Eastwood St, Hamilton, ON L8H 6R7, Canada
110 Anson Ave, Hamilton, ON L8T 2X6, Canada
1175 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1P3, Canada

Offers free programs for girls, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth, offered both in-person and virtually. Programs designed to build leadership, self-confidence, resiliency, positive relationships, and teamwork. Includes exercises that promote physical activity, nutrition and healthy eating, personal health and well-being.