Get more than a workout, get a Talisman Centre workout!

Talisman Centre is in a prime location right next to downtown and set in the middle of beautiful Lindsay Park beside the Bow River. Owned by The City of Calgary and operated by The Lindsay Park Sports Society, Talisman Centre has room under its iconic roof for everyone - from high-performance athletes to those dedicated to reaching their individual fitness goals.
  • 2 eight-lane 50m Olympic-size pools with public swim times
  • 5 full-size gymnasiums
  • 2 tracks, including a multi-lane 200m track
  • An Olympic calibre dive tank with spring boards and platforms
  • 20 person hot tub
  • 6 person hot tub
  • Co-ed steam room
  • 25,000 square feet of training space with over 700 pieces of cardio and weight training equipment
  • A variety of free daily Group Fitness classes (drop-in)
  • One-of-a-kind Endurance Training Systems (ETS) and TriClub
  • Members-only program pricing
  • Completely renovated public locker rooms
  • Family and Caregiver change rooms
  • Teach-pool
  • Child Care Services
  • Good Earth and Jugo Juice on site to provide you with the fuel for your workout
  • Personal Trainers and Nutrition Consultants ready to help you reach your fitness potential
  • LifeMark Physiotherapy located on North side with separate entrance
  • Cardiac Wellness located inside, please check in at the Customer Service Desk
Plus – free parking available while using the facility (maximum stay 3 hours) and easy access to transit.

We also have several board rooms available for meetings or special functions with spectacular views of the surrounding Lindsay Park and Elbow River.

Our History

Talisman Centre has been one of Calgary's most iconic and beloved facilities for over 27 years. In 1983, Calgary readied to host the third Western Canada Summer Games, and needed a facility that could accommodate the many athletes coming to compete. The City recognized the opportunity to also have the project provide a sport centre for Calgarians well beyond the Summer Games. The facility that would one day become Talisman Centre was built.

Since then, we’ve had over 200 Olympic and World Champion athletes call Talisman Centre home, including Gold Medalists Mark Tewksbury, Duff Gibson and 2008 Beijing Gold Medalist Carol Huynh.

Visiting the Facility

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Membership cards are required to park in our parking lot as well as to gain access to the facility. If you lose your membership card, we will replace it for you once at no charge. Subsequent lost card replacements are $5 each.

Drop-in Admission
Drop-in Admission is available for non-members.

Visit our Daily Schedule for public pool and gym times. Visit our Drop-In Schedule for all our Group Fitness classes.

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Day-use lockers are available in the locker rooms and in the Fitness Centre. You can choose to bring your own lock or coin lockers are available.
Executive Locker Rooms are available. Please call Customer Service for more details.

Towels and Locks
Towels and locks are available for purchase at the Customer Service Desk.
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Public transit:
  • Erlton LRT station
  • Stampede LRT station
  • #10 Bus
  • #3 Bus (stops two blocks west, on 4th St.)
Note: Parking Lot entrance and exit on Macleod Trail South only.