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.
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.
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. Note 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.
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.
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
- 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 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.