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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.

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

View pool schedule

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.

Places to play in the water in Vancouver

Public swim schedules

Swimming pools

Find information about our nine indoor and five outdoor seasonal pools; their locations, features, and amenities.

Prince Edward spray park

Water parks and wading pools

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

Beaches in Vancouver

Beaches

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.

Swimming pool lane rentals

Rent a pool or lane

Rent a pool or swim lane in Vancouver for private events, swim clubs, scuba diving lessons, and more.

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

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

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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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.

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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, 17 Jul 2015 10:29:22