Welland / Pelham

The Niagara Centre YMCA branch is a place for people of all ages to become involved in wellness, fitness, recreational, leadership and social programs. The YMCA is a 55,000 sq. ft. facility which serves over 7,000 members plus thousands of Welland/Pelham residents in community programs. The state-of-the-art facility features:

  • 25 metre four lane pool with chair lift
  • Leisure pool with swirlpool, spray features and sloped entry, on deck sauna.
  • Gymnasium
  • Two lane indoor walking track
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Fitness Centre with Paramount, Bodymaster and Lifefitness Cardio equipment
  • Family changeroom
  • Cafe
  • Child minding service 
  • Group Fitness Studio

The Niagara Centre YMCA is located at 310 Woodlawn Road on the campus of Niagara College, just minutes from either downtown Welland or Pelham. This development is a result of a strong working partnership between the City of Welland, Niagara College, the Town of Pelham and the YMCA.

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 +$65.75

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) 
$125 per Membership Plus/family + HST 

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. Otherwise, Niagara Centre, Niagara Falls and Niagara West Membership Plus members may access St. Catharines four times per month and have unlimited use of the general change room.

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.


Parking for the YMCA is available in the lot behind the YMCA complex as outlined on the following map of Niagara College's Welland campus:
Access the free parking from Chippawayan Boulevard.  Please note that all other parking lots at Niagara College are paid lots.

Parking for the YMCA is available in the lot behind the YMCA complex as outlined on the following map of Niagara College's Welland campus: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/map-welland-campus-exterior-2015.pdf

Access the free parking from Chippawayan Boulevard.  Please note that all other parking lots at Niagara College are paid lots.



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Building Hours 
Monday - Friday 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
Saturday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Sunday & holidays 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

If you would like more information regarding our programs and services, or would care to comment on your YMCA experience, please contact the Centre Manager directly:

Sally Jane Southern-Grice
Centre Manager
Niagara Centre 
310 Woodlawn Road Welland, Ontario
L3C 7N4
Tel: 905 735 9622
Fax: 905 735 2299 

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