GAC Fitness Centre

Centre 125    Lester B Pearson Bidg - BG-119  |   125 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2  |  613.996.1223
Centre 111    Bytown Pavillion - Terrace Level  |   111 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1J1   |  613.943.1539



The GAC Fitness Centre is a membership based fitness club which delivers a wide range of health and fitness services to employees of Global Affairs Canada. LifeFIT Canada, a division of the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA), is the managing partner. Individuals, who choose to join the GAC Fitness Centre for a small monthly membership fee, receive access to the GAC Fitness Centre’s two locations as well as a complimentary RA Association membership.

In addition, members receive the following services:

  • group fitness classes
  • cardio & strength machines
  • free weight area & stability balls
  • one free fitness consultation
  • health & fitness workshops
  • shower & locker room facilities
  • and on site fitness professionals


The GAC Fitness Centre operates out of two facilities
Centre 125     
Lester B Pearson Building - Room BG 119 125 Sussex Drive , Ottawa, ON
Centre 111     Bytown Pavillion - Terrace Level 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON


GAC Fitness Centre Hours
The GAC Facility is open to employees 23/7 providing the employee has approval to be in the building after 7:00pm and on weekends. When using the facility after hours, members must follow building security procedures for “after hours” access. Due to the cleaning schedule, the Fitness Centre will be closed from 9:45am to 10:45am Monday to Friday.
Members have complimentary access to the RA Centre’s LifeFIT Canada facility at 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa on all statutory holidays. When visiting the RA, members must check-in at the RA’s East Member Services Desk. For hours of operation call (613) 733-5100.

Staff Hours

LifeFIT Canada Staff are on duty Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and at other times by appointment.

Fitness Schedule
LifeFIT Canada is pleased to provide a variety of GroupFIT classes to GAC Fitness members. For your convenience, the GroupFIT schedule is available to download (PDF version).

Centre 125

Centre 125 Fitness Schedule - WINTER 2020 (January 6 - April 3)

Centre 111 

Centre 111 Fitness Schedule - WINTER 2020 (January 6 - April 3)


To find out more
If you would like further information or have any comments or suggestions on any of the Centre’s services, please contact the fitness professionals by phone at 613-996-1223 (Centre 125), 613-943-1539 (Centre 111) or by email at