A complete guide to Vancouver's outdoor pools

Jul 30 2018, 7:40 pm

There’s nothing quite like a good outdoor swim to cool down in the summertime, especially during the current heatwave in the region.

But with a “no swimming” advisory currently in place at a number of Vancouver’s popular beaches due to high E.Coli levels, what is one to do?

Fortunately, there is no shortage of public, outdoor pools in the city to help you keep cool when the sun shines.

Here’s our complete guide to Vancouver’s outdoor pools.

Kitsilano Pool

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“Kits” Pool is Vancouver’s only saltwater swimming pool. The outdoor summer pool is located near the beach, cafés, and neighbourhood of Kitsilano.

Features:

  • Café
  • Slide
  • Wheelchair accessibility.

Open: May 21 to September 11

Hours: Various hours. Click here for more.

Second Beach Pool

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Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool located near the beach, trails, and forest of Stanley Park. It features a sloped entry and gradual depths for families, and separated lanes for lap swimmers.

Features:

  • Café
  • Slide
  • Wheelchair ramp access
  • 50m section for length swimming

Open: May 21 to September 5

Hours: Noon to 8:30 pm.

New Brighton Pool

New Brighton Pool is a heated, outdoor pool in Vancouver’s Sunrise neighbourhood that offers regular length swimming and a sloped, beach-style entry for young children.

Features:

  • Café
  • Slide
  • Wheelchair accessibility.

Open: May 21 to September 5

Hours: 10 am to 8:30 pm.

Maple Grove Pool

Maple Grove Pool is a heated, outdoor shallow pool in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood. The landscaped, summer water park has a maximum depth of 3.5m.

Features:

  • Café
  • Mini island
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Open: June 18 until September 5

Hours: 10:15 am to 7:45 pm.

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