St. Catharines

The Walker Family YMCA of St. Catharines is a 105,000-sq. ft. facility, which opened in May 1994. Since then it has had a tremendous impact on the community serving men, women and children through a variety of membership programs. In 2004 the facility was renovated/expanded to enhance the aquatic centre, expand the fitness centre by 4000 square feet to offer more private, welcoming space to those with health challenges, add a group fitness studio and expand the mothers with young sons' change room.

Facility Features

  • 25 metre six-lane pool with hydraulic chair lift & spray features
  • Splash Pad (seasonal)
  • Double Gymnasium
  • 5 multipurpose rooms
  • 1200 sq. ft. Child Minding room
  • Centre for Reflection
  • 2 squash and 2 racquetball courts
  • 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Cyclefit studio
  • Mezzanine area for stretching and fitness programs
  • 3-lane indoor track
  • 10,000 sq. ft. licensed Child Care Centre for 78 children
  • 2,000 sq. ft. Ontario Early Years Centre
  • 6 changerooms including male/female general, male/female Membership Plus, mothers with young sons and fathers with young daughters
  • 4 entrances and 258 parking spaces

Membership Fees

The YMCA reviews fees and makes adjustments annually. Members paying by pre-authorized payments (excluding financially assisted members) will have the fee increase applied unless written direction is given to cancel the membership. You will receive notification 10 days in advance of any fee adjustment. You are responsible to ensure we have your correct mailing address.

Membership Plus (18+ yrs)


Adult General (24+ yrs)


Young Adult (18-23 yrs)


Youth (13-17 yrs)


Child (up to12 yrs)*


Family Plus


Family Plus with Children


Family Plus Grandparent +$71.50

Family General


Family General with Children


Family General Grandparent +$48

Note: Prices quoted above are monthly rates and do not include HST. 
*Child category exempt for HST. 
A photo id/proof of age is required when purchasing a membership. 
First month will be prorated to reflect start date. 

Family applies to a maximum of two adult spouses living at the same address. 

Family with children option applies to a maximum of two adult spouses and any number of dependent children up to age 24 living at the same address. 

Family Grandparent applies to a grandparent living at the same address as the family. Other criteria apply.

Young Adults with a valid student card may arrange 4 or 8 month memberships. All other memberships are annual. 

Building Fee (joining fee) is used to maintain YMCA facilities and equipment through capital improvements. Adult and Membership Plus members will be required to pay a Building Fee. Only one Building Fee is paid per family living at the same address. The Building Fee is non-refundable and must be paid at time of registration.

$100 per adult general/family + HST (all branches) 
$150 per Membership Plus/family + HST (St. Catharines)

Regional Membership

YMCA of Niagara members have the opportunity to participate at branches other than their home Membership Centre. Young adults and adults will have unlimited General Membership access at all Niagara region YMCAs. Child/Youth members have program privileges in their home YMCA and unlimited open/family swim access at all other branches. Unlimited Membership Plus access is granted to those who pay the Regional Fee. 

Payment Options

You may pay for your annual membership in full by cash, Interac, MasterCard and Visa, or by installment through our convenient Pre-authorized Payment Plan.

Pre-Authorized Payment

You may find it most convenient to use our Pre-authorized Payment Plan. All monthly memberships on a pre-authorized plan will be continuous. The YMCA requires 10 days notice before your scheduled payment date in order to cancel your membership. Cancellation must be done in person at a YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics branch.


The St. Catharines Walker Family YMCA is located at 25 YMCA Drive.

T: 905 934 9622

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The St. Catharines Walker Branch of the YMCA of Niagara will be open the following hours for your convenience. Please note that on holidays, our program schedules may be reduced.  

Building Hours 
Monday - Friday 5:15 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Saturday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holidays: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact us:
Centre Manager
Ben McDermott
25 YMCA Drive, St. Catharines, ON
T: 905 934 9622 


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