Outdoor pools reopening dates
- Second Beach and New Brighton: May 20
- Kitsilano pool: June 4
- Maple Grove and Hillcrest: June 15
Important note Online reservations start 3 days in advance at noon.
Important note Online reservation is not available for Hillcrest.
Hillcrest and Killarney are two of our most popular indoor swimming pools. Entry wait times may be longer during peak hours and on weekends.
For quicker admission, consider visiting a nearby pool.
Hillcrest Aquatic Centre - located near Queen Elizabeth Park - has both an indoor and outdoor pool. It is our largest aquatic facility and is part of Hillcrest Centre, a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Register online for Aquafit sessions
Online registration for most swim sessions are no longer required. Advanced online registration for Aquafit sessions are still available and highly recommended to secure a spot. A limited number of Aquafit drop-in spots are available in person, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registration opens three days in advance, and closes 30 minutes before the session starts. If you are unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you must cancel in advance by accessing your vanrec.ca account.
Flexipasses and 10-visit passes are accepted for online registration.
Register online for swimming lessons
Swimming lessons are offered for pre-school, children and youth age groups. Infant, toddler, and adult lessons are not available at this time.
Bring a lock for a locker
Bring your own lock to secure your personal items in a locker. You can buy a padlock at the front desk for $13.
Important note The pool has a limited number of coin-operated lockers. Remember to bring a quarter.
Hillcrest Pool amenities
We're currently updating this list of amenities to support our COVID-19 safety measures.
Lengths: 50 m and 25 m
- Leisure pool with water toys, sprays, and lazy river
- Outdoor pool with sprays and bubble jets
- Diving boards (1, 3, and 5 m)
- Fitness center
- Sauna and steam room
- Hot tub
- Universal change rooms and adult change rooms
- Aquatic pool lift
- Aquatic wheelchairs
- No entry pool and ramp access
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible change rooms for persons with disabilities
- 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 three children.
To ensure we have staff ready for your visit, call us in advance at 604-257-8680.
Find out more about our community centre
Hillcrest recreation centre is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8680. Amenities include a dance studio, indoor cycling, indoor/outdoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, and cafe.