Dive Into The Best Outdoor Pools In British Columbia

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Grab your donut floaties, best friends, and head over to one of these outdoor pools to make a splash this summer. From heated to saltwater, to hidden and luxurious, these outdoor pools deserve to be on your radar.

Best Outdoor Pools In BC


Arguably one of the best places for swimming in Vancouver, the Kits Pool is 137-metres-long, heated, and uses saltwater. What makes this spot so popular is its proximity to Kits Beach, and stunning views of the ocean, mountains and Vancouver skyline. It also has slides, lockers and a café. Go for a dip at 2305 Cornwall Avenue.

Kelowna Resort

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Looking to get away to the Okanagan? Stay at the Playa Del Sol Resort for an incredible outdoor pool. Located at 654 Cook Road in Kelowna.

New Brighton

Find this 55-metre-long heated pool in Vancouver’s Sunrise neighbourhood. Enjoy a leisurely swim or do laps in the 25-metre-long area for lengths. There’s also a slide and a café for snacks. The outdoor pool is located at 3201 New Brighton Road.

Second Beach

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A gem for locals and tourists alike. The heated outdoor pool is 80-metres-long, has a 50-metre section for swimming lengths, two slides, as well as a café. It’s situated in the beautiful Stanley Park, it faces the beach and is near many walking trails. Check it out on Stanley Park Drive.

Kensington Park

The outdoor pool in Burnaby is 25-metres-long and has six lanes. The pool temperature is set to 28 degrees Celsius. In addition, there’s a diving board and lots of park space to spend the day lounging around the area. It’s located at 700 Hammarskjold Drive.

Nita Lake Lodge

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The perfect accommodation for a stay in Whistler. The lodge has a luxurious outdoor pool as well as a hot tub, you will never want to leave. Check it out at 2131 Lake Placid Road.

Port Kells Park

Admission to the pool is free, making it a popular spot in the Summer months. It’s nestled in a park with two baseball diamonds, a playground as well as lots of picnic areas. The park is located just west of the Port Kells Village centre at 19340 – 88 Avenue in Surrey.

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Harrison Hot Springs

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Take the plunge in Harrison Hot Springs outdoor pool. There’s a number of swimming pools at the popular hotel resort that feature water from the hot springs. Check it out in Harrison, just a couple hours away from Vancouver, at 100 Esplanade Avenue.


It’s known as being Richmond’s best kept secret. The outdoor pool in Steveston is 25-metres-long, has six lanes, and is heated. There’s also a 3-metre slide and a bleacher-style seating area. Spend the day there at 4151 Moncton Street.

Halcyon Hot Springs

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Halcyon Hot Springs has a stunning pool with amazing views of the Kootenay region, making it the ultimate place to go for a relaxing swim. Located at BC-23, in Nakusp.

South Arm

Visit the South Arm Community Centre to make use of the outdoor heated pool between Richmond’s No. 3 and No. 4 Roads. In addition to two super slides, there’s a large picnic area, wading pool and vending machines. Get your swim on at 10100 South Arm Place.

Pan Pacific

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The hotel has an outdoor pool on the 8th floor rooftop terrace that will be sure to impress any aquatic lover. There’s also a hot tub if it cools down in the evening. While the outdoor pool is meant for guests, you can access it for free if you’re receiving a treatment at the Spa Utopia in the hotel. Treat yourself to a luxurious swim at 999 Canada Place.

Pan Pacific Mountainside

The luxury hotel has an equally luxurious pool and lots of places to sit outside and soak up the mountain views. Check it out at 4320 Sundial Crescent in Whistler.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

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It’s Victoria’s only oceanfront spa, and it includes an outdoor pool. Get a spa treatment and then relax outside in the pool while overlooking the water. Located at 1175 Beach Drive.

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