Kitsilano Pool

Kitsilano Pool reopening just in time for the August long weekend

July 26 2022 –

Just in time for the warm weather Vancouver has been waiting for, we are excited to announce Kitsilano Pool will reopen for public swimming on Saturday, July 30, 2022. 

Last month, we announced Kits Pool to reopen this summer pending cooperative weather, and as the weather has stayed consistently dry, necessary maintenance and repairs were able to take place. You may notice some marks on the pool’s flooring, but we assure you this is not dirt, but patchwork from the sealant used to temporarily fill pool cracks. 

Not unlike other municipalities in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver is experiencing a staffing shortage and we are working diligently to find immediate and long-term solutions.

Although Kits Pool may appear to have space for those waiting in line, capacity for pools is not based on the size of the facility itself. Each location in Vancouver has re-evaluated its total capacity for the number of people allowed in a pool at any given time based on a visitor-to-lifeguard ratio.

We ask all pool visitors to be patient as we navigate this late-season reopening. 

Kits Pool opening weekend information (July 30 to August 1)

There will be a limited number of swimmers allowed in the pool this opening weekend. As of August 2, the number of spaces for swimmers will be based on staff availability and adjusted accordingly. There will continue to be space for drop-ins, however, these spaces are not guaranteed. Reservations are live online three days prior at noon.

Kits Pool will only be open for public swims throughout the long weekend. Length swimmers are asked to book at Second Beach Pool in the meantime.

Long weekend hours of operation (public swim sessions)

  • 9:30am to 11:45am
  • 12:15pm to 2:30pm 
  • 3pm to 5:15pm 
  • 5:45pm to 7:45pm 

Regular hours of operation (August 2 to September 5) 

Morning length swims currently taking place at Second Beach Pool will move to Kits Pool and all swims will start earlier due to the sunset change in August.

Kits and New Brighton Pool sessions

Length swimming

  • 7am to 8am  
  • 8:15am to 9:15am 

Public swimming 

  • 9:30am to 11:45am
  • 12:15pm to 2:30pm
  • 3pm to 5:15pm
  • 5:45pm to 7:45pm 

Second Beach Pool sessions

  • 9:30am to 11:45am
  • 12:15pm to 2:30pm
  • 3pm to 5:15pm
  • 5:45pm to 7:45pm

Additional details

There will be two entrances into the pool:

  • East-end of the fenced area: will be the entrance for paid, single-visit online reservations
  • Front entrance: will be for online reservations made with Flexipass, 10-visit pass and Leisure Access Pass holders, and drop-ins who still need to purchase their entry pass

Kits Pool will stay open until the end of the season, September 5, along with the other outdoor pools in Vancouver. Following the pool closure, more in-depth repairs will be initiated to rejuvenate the pool’s structure back to what it was before the storm.

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