As a result of maintenance on-site at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, the main pool will continue to stay open as a short course (25m) pool only. We will update when long course (50m) swims resume.
Information icon If you have questions about programming or public swims, please reach out to the facility directly.
The Vancouver Aquatic Centre (VAC) is a naturally-lit, indoor pool located in downtown Vancouver, near Sunset Beach.
We are working to renew the Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
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.
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)
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 604-665-3424.