GAC Fitness Centres

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 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.


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

Note: 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.


GAC Executive Committee
The GAC LifeFIT Canada Centre is managed by LifeFIT Canada, a division of the RA in partnership with a volunteer Executive Commitee made up of employees of the Department. This Committee meets regularly to discuss issues regarding the operation of the Fitness Centre. They welcome comments and questions from all members.

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

RA Centre  |  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 | 613.733.5100 |