The Vancouver Aquatic Centre (VAC) is a naturally-lit, indoor pool located in downtown Vancouver, near Sunset Beach.
We have 50-metre lap lanes, a diving tower and boards, a sauna and weight room, and access for wheelchairs. We are also home to several swim clubs, and offer lessons and training for all ages and levels.
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Vancouver Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre is a moderately-sized facility with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weight training machines, and more.
Vancouver Aquatic Centre amenities
- Length: 50 metres
- Leisure pool and toddler pool
- Rope swing
- Separate dive tank
- Diving boards (1 m and 3 m)
- Diving tower (5 m, 7.5 m, and 10 m)
- Universal change rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
- Aquatic wheelchairs
- Aquatic pool lifts
- Leisure Access Program (LAP)
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
- $5.10/hour per child (discounted strip tickets available)
- Limited number of spaces on a first come, first served basis
- Parents and guardians must remain in the facility
Requirements for children at the pool
Children under eight years of age must be with a responsible guardian (16+ years old):
While in the water (guardian must be wearing a bathing suit and be within arms' reach of the children)
In the changeroom
One guardian can supervise up to five children.
What you need to know if you are a group, school, or daycare visiting the pool
- Group rate (20% discount) is available on drop-in admissions only for groups of 10 or more of the same age group.
The group rate does not apply at Maple Grove Pool, because the admissions price is already discounted.
- The ratio of supervisors or leaders for children under eight years is one to every five children - Mandatory.
- The ratio of supervisors or leaders for children 8 years or above is one to every 10 children - Mandatory.
- All leaders are required to be in the water with their groups.
To ensure we have staff ready for your visit, call us in advance at 604-665-3424.
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