It’s time to take a dip right in the heart of Vancouver.
Second Beach Pool, located in Stanley Park, is opening for its summer season on May 19th.
It’s a heated outdoor pool that’s located close to the beach, trails, and forest in Stanley Park. The pool has a sloped entry, gradual depths for families, and separated lanes.
It’s 80 metres in length, with a 50 metre section for swimming lengths. Not only that, but Second Beach Pool also has two slides and a café.
Second Beach Pool is wheelchair accessible, and has aquatic wheelchairs available as well as ramp access.
Pool requirements include that children under the age of eight must be with a guardian 16 years or older while in the pool and the change room. One guardian can supervise up to five children. It’s recommended that the ratio of supervisors is one to 10 for children eight and older.
Below is a vintage postcard of what Second Beach Pool looked like in the 1930s.
They’re open May 19th to June 10th 12PM to 8:30PM Monday to Friday, and 10AM to 8:30PM Saturday and Sunday. Second Beach Pool will remain open later than usual this year due to the early closure of Kitsilano pool.
Their hours change from June 11th to August 5th, to 10AM to 8:30PM Monday to Sunday. From August 6th to 12th, the hours are 10AM to 8:15PM Monday to Friday. August 13th to 19th switches to 10AM to 8PM Monday to Friday, and August 20th to 26th the pool is open 10AM to 7:45PM Monday to Friday.
Their last stretch will be August 27th to August 4th, where they will be open 10AM to 7:30PM Monday to Friday.
They’re located at Stanley Park Drive in Vancouver, and you can check out their drop-in schedule here.
Featured photo: Clayton Perry Photoworks