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Vancouver Is Opening 5 Pools and 11 Spray Parks this Summer

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Summer came early this year, as Vancouver is reopening two outdoor pools and eleven spray parks for the season

Starting May 20, the city will also be staffing a number of beaches with lifeguards to help people safely enjoy time in and around the city’s waters.

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Pools Reopening in Vancouver This Summer

There are two public pools reopening in May

  • New Brighton Pool
  • Second Beach Pool

The popular Kits pool is scheduled to finally reopen on June 4, with Maple Grove pool and Hillcrest outdoor pools also scheduled to reopen later in the season on June 15.

To ensure access to outdoor pools, the city advises visitors to register online beforehand. Registrations starts Wednesday, May 17, at noon. Drop-in sessions are also available, but entry cannot be guaranteed. Visitors can reserve sessions up to three days in advance throughout the season.

Lifeguards at Beaches starting May 20th

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Lifeguards will patrol and supervise designated swimming areas marked by red and yellow flags at these beaches:

  • English Bay
  • Jericho
  • Kitsilano
  • Locarno
  • Spanish Banks East and West
  • Sunset
  • Second
  • Third

They will be patrolling these areas between 11:30 am-8:30 pm. The schedule will be adjusted during the later months of the summer to align with the earlier sunset timings.

Spray Parks are Open

The following spray parks are already open from 9am to 9pm.

  • Chaldecott Park
  • Connaught Park
  • CRAB Park at Portside
  • Harbour Green Park
  • Garden Park
  • Grandview Park
  • Hastings Park
  • Oak Park
  • Prince Edward Park
  • Pandora Park
  • Norquay Park

Note that a number of spray parks remain closed due to maintenance. This includes: sθәqәlxenәm ts’exwts’áxwi7, Maclean Park, Garden Park, and Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park.



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