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Best Outdoor Swimming Pools In Vancouver

Best Outdoor Swimming Pools In Vancouver

The consistent hot weather in Vancouver is finally back for the summer which means it’s time to hit the swimming pools and beaches!

Best Outdoor Swimming Pools In Vancouver

Kits Pool
Located on the waterfront right next to Kits Beach, is the longest pool in Canada, measuring approximately 150 metres . If you hate chlorine, this is the pool for you: It’s filled with saltwater. Originally opened in 1931, Kits Pool is a Vancouver institution, especially popular with swimmers for its segregated swimming lanes. It offers great views of English Bay and the North Shore mountains.

Second Beach Pool
Located right inside Stanley Park and adjacent Second Beach, is another gem. It’s set on the edge of English Bay, so it almost feels like you’re swimming in the ocean. The pool offers beach entry (a gentle slope into the water instead of steps), features a small water slide and is popular among families with small children.

The New Brighton Pool
Situated on the east side of Vancouver, just north of the PNE grounds. It has beach entry for toddlers and regulation length 25-metre swimming lanes. The pool offers nice views of the North Shore mountains and also features East Vancouver’s only ocean access point (through New Brighton Park).

The newest addition to Vancouver’s outdoor pool family (There are actually both indoor and outdoor pools at the community centre, making it the largest aquatic facility in Vancouver). Located in a residential neighbourhood next to Queen Elizabeth Park, Hillcrest is a legacy from the 2010 Olympic Games (when the facility hosted curling events). The pool is great for kids with built-in water spray guns and bubble jets.

Maple Grove
A large, heated outdoor wading pool in Kerrisdale. The landscaped, summer water park includes a café, mini island, and is wheelchair accessible.




For a complete listing of pool hours and admission fees, visit the Vancouver Park Board website.

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