Swimming and water activities
Vancouver has plenty of opportunities to have fun in the water!
- 9 indoor pools
- 5 outdoor pools
- 24 wading pools
- 14 spray parks
- 11 beaches
Vancouver's Park Board offers swimming and water sport classes to all ages and skill levels. Take a lesson, register for a program, or join a drop-in swim at a community pool near you.
Register for summer activities in progress until August 31
Searching for summer activities at West End or Coal Harbour? Use our new registration system.
NEW way to register for fall recreation programs and services
Register for fall 2015 recreation programs and services using our new registration and reservation system. View activities and add them to your wish list in advance.
Start dates may vary for each community centre, pool, or rink.
Our new registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.
If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.
Register for activities
Vancouver's pools offer several types of public swimming programs, including lengths and lane swimming, public swim, parent & tot, aquafit and more. Find the schedules for public swims at Vancouver's pools.
Find information about our nine indoor and five outdoor seasonal pools; their locations, features, and amenities.
Find water parks and wading pools in Vancouver – the perfect way to cool down in the city on a hot summer day.
Find out about Vancouver beaches – English Bay, Jericho, Kitsilano, Locarno, Second, Spanish Banks, Sunset, Third, Trout Lake – and what you can do at our beaches.
For your next birthday, have your party at a Vancouver pool. Find out what's included, the days and times pools are available, and the cost.
Rent a pool or swim lane in Vancouver for private events, swim clubs, scuba diving lessons, and more.
Locations, lessons, rules and rental info for windsurfing, skimboarding, standup paddling, and kiteboarding at Vancouver beaches.
Find out about boating and water sport lessons, marinas, launches, teams, and amenities in Vancouver.
If you are a rehabilitation professional, you may be able to work with your clients in Park Board fitness facilities.