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Swimming and water activities

Swimming in Vancouver

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.

View pool schedules

Public swim schedules

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 lessons & classes

Swimming lessons and water activities

Vancouver pools offer a variety of swim lessons and classes for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are looking to get your bronze medallion, take an aquafit class, or play in the leisure pool, you'll find the perfect program for you.

Places to play in the water in Vancouver

Pools in Vancouver

Swimming pools

Find out about Vancouver's indoor and outdoor pools; their locations, features, and amenities.

Prince Edward spray park

Wading pools and water parks

Find water parks, wading pools, and splash pads in Vancouver – the perfect urban way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Beaches in Vancouver


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.

Private events at pools

Birthday parties at Vancouver pools

Have a birthday party at a pool

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 in Vancouver

Rent a pool or lane

Find out about renting a pool in Vancouver; contacts, pricing, and more.

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Paddling and boating

Find out about boating and water sport lessons, marinas, launches, teams, and amenities in Vancouver.

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Adapted swimming programs

Specialized swimming programs to meet the needs of people of all ages with various abilities.

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Private training in fitness centres

If you are a rehabilitation professional, you may be able to work with your clients in Park Board fitness facilities.

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Lifeguard training

The Park Board offers lifeguard training through Lifeguard School, individual courses, and recertification programs. Find information on becoming a certified lifeguard.

Other recreation programs

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Private recreation permit holders

Find other organizations that are offering Park Board endorsed recreation programs at Vancouver parks and beaches.

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Last modified: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:52:13

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