Britannia Pool

COVID-19 restart: indoor pools

July 9, 2021: Effective July 12, updated guidelines include:

  • Swim capacities increased across public swim sessions, length swims, and Aquafit
  • A limited number of drop-in sessions will be available in-person, on a first come, first-served basis
  • Drop-in sales will start 30 minutes before swim start time for all sessions
  • Registered spots will not be sold to drop-in customers
  • Late entries will be accepted at any time during the session but all swimmers must leave at the designated end time
  • Swim types (length, public, older adults, Aquafit) will remain the same. Participants will be limited to the swim type that they were admitted for.
  • Swimming lessons for preschoolers, children, and youths are available with limited capacities. Register for lessons.

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Masks are recommended in our facilities, and can be provided at the front desk.


Limited drop-in sessions available

July 9, 2021: Effective July 12, a limited number of drop-in sessions for indoor and outdoor pools will be available in-person, on a first come, first-served basis.

Advance online registration is highly recommended to secure a spot.


No-show guidelines

May 7, 2021: Due to the limited number of available recreation sessions and to allow more community members to enjoy our facilities, no-show guidelines apply to all registered fitness, pool, and rink sessions.

Effective May 8, 2021, customers will be able to withdraw online at vanrec.ca from all Park Board fitness, pool, and rink sessions with a scheduled start date of May 11 and onward.

Learn more about the no-show guidelines

Britannia Pool is an indoor pool located in the Britannia Community Centre — just off Commercial Drive west of the Napier Greenway. Our pool is for all ages and swimming levels with a separate kids' pool for children aged four months to eight years old who are accompanied by an adult.

Register online for swim sessions

Registration opens three days in advance, and closes 30 minutes before the session starts.

Flexipasses and 10-visit passes are accepted for online registration.

No-show guidelines apply to all registered pool sessions, including sessions registered with a pass. If unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you must cancel in advance by accessing your vanrec.ca account. Learn more about the no-show guidelines.

Public swim Length swim 55+ swim 

Bubble Swim Aquafit

Registration for a Bubble Swim session allows for multiple participants. After selecting this activity, you can add a participant within the same age bracket by using the "purchase multiple admissions for this activity" field. Additional participants within another age bracket can be added by choosing "register another participant for this activity" key.

Bubble Swims are sessions for a group of up to 8 people, including adults and children, from the same household. Sessions are 45 minutes long and take place in the warm, and shallow teach pool. Only one adult per household is required to register for these swims.

Plan a safe visit


Register online for swimming lessons

Swimming lessons will be offered for pre-school, children and youth age groups starting on the week of July 5. Infant, toddler, and adult lessons are not available at this time.

Swimming lessons registration starts on Wednesday, June 16 at 9am. What you should know before registering.

Register for swimming lessons

If you are unable to book your session online, you can contact one of our recreation facilities. In-person registration will not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Britannia Renewal

We are working with our partners to renew and revitalize Britannia Community Services Centre and the larger Britannia site.

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Hours, location, contact info

Get Britannia Community Centre, Fitness Centre, Pool, Ice Rink, and office hours. Find out where we are located and how to contact us.

Pool fees

Find out how much it costs to swim at one of our pools.

Britannia Pool amenities

 We're currently updating this list of amenities to support our COVID-19 safety measures.

  • Leisure pool and tot pool
  • Diving board (1 m)
  • Rope swing
  • Slide
  • Hot tub
  • Weight room
  • Universal change room
  • Elevator

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair accessible

Passes accepted:

  • Flexipass
  • Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Requirements for children at the pool

Children seven years old and under must be with a responsible guardian (16+ years old) while in the water. The guardian must wear a bathing suit and be within arms' reach of the children.

One guardian can supervise up to five children.

To ensure we have staff ready for your visit, call us in advance at 604-718-5800.

Find out more about our community centre

Britannia

Britannia Community Centre has an indoor pool, tennis courts, seniors (55+) centre with computer lab, teen/youth centre, fitness centre, ice rink, and - for classes only - a pottery studio. The centre is located at 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-5800.