Vancouver Aquatic Centre

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

The Vancouver Aquatic Centre (VAC) is a naturally-lit, indoor pool located in downtown Vancouver, near Sunset Beach.

Register online for swim sessions

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

Flexipasses and 10-visit passes will be 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.

Hours, location, contact info

Get Vancouver Aquatic Centre 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.

Fitness centre

Vancouver Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre

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

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

  • Length: 50 metres
  • Leisure pool and toddler pool
  • Rope swing
  • Slide
  • Separate dive tank
  • Diving boards (1 m and 3 m)
  • Diving tower (5 m, 7.5 m, and 10 m)
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Weightroom
  • Universal change rooms
  • Elevator

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Aquatic wheelchairs
  • Aquatic pool lifts

Passes accepted:

  • Flexipass
  • Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Child-minding service:

  • 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 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 604-665-3424.