Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Pool

Update, June 25, 2020

Due to the extensive COVID-19-related safety protocols that must be in place before pools can safely reopen, and traditional low usage of these facilities during the summer months, the R. G. Dow, Gatchell, Nickel District, Onaping and Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre pools will remain closed until at least September 7. Further updates will be shared closer to that date.


Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Pool


4040 Elmview Dr.
Hanmer, ON
Phone: 705-688-3906

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Howard Armstrong Roof Replacement Project 
Start Date: October 28, 2019
Estimated Completion Date: November 30, 2019

The construction for the roof replacement will require certain areas to be closed for a period of time. These areas will be restricted from access to protect the public and contractors at the facility. A schedule will follow for the areas that will be restricted and tentative time frame to reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have. We ensure that all steps will be taking to reduce area closure times.  

The roofing process requires a hot kettle (adhesive agent for the roof membrane) and this portion of the process will emit an apparent odor. Do not be alarmed, as all precautions will be taking to alleviate this. However, the odor is inherent to the process.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.