Here’s when Metro Vancouver’s 27 outdoor pools will be open this summer

The weather is warming up in Metro Vancouver and a number of pools are opening up to the public for the first time this season.

Have a look at when your local facilities will be available for a refreshing dip.

article continues below

Vancouver Pools

New Brighton Pool
New Brighton Pool is a heated, outdoor pool is located in Vancouver’s Sunrise neighbourhood. It is slated to open on Saturday, May 18. They have a regular length swimming pool with a beach-style entry for young children.

When: May 18 – Sept. 8 (visit here for times)
Where: North Windermere Street (Near New Brighton Park), Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Maple Grove Pool
Maple Grove Pool is a heated, shallow outdoor pool located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood. It is slated to open on Saturday, June 15. It also has a mini island and cafe on-site.

When: June 15 – Sept. 3 (visit here for times)
Where: 6875 Yew Street, Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Second Beach Pool
Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool located near the beach, trails, and forest of Stanley Park. It is slated to open on Saturday, May 18. The pool has a sloped entry, gradual depths for families, and separated lanes for lap swimmers.

When: May 18 – Sept. 3 (visit here for times)
Where: Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Kitsilano Pool
Vancouver’s only heated saltwater swimming pool, Kitsilano pool, is slated to open for the summer season on Saturday, May 18. It has three slides and offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the mountains, Kits Beach, and the skyline of Vancouver’s West End.

When: May 18 – Sept. 23 (visit here for times)
Where: 2305 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Hillcrest Aquatic Centre
Hillcrest Aquatic Centre is located near Queen Elizabeth Park and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool. Hillcrest Centre was part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and its outdoor pool has sprays and bubble jets. It is slated to open on Saturday, May 18.

When: May 18 – Sept. 3 (visit here for times)
Where: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Burnaby Pools

Central Park Pool
Central Park is a 6 lane, 50 metre pool with a depth of 3-12 feet located in Burnaby. It is slated to open on the May long-weekend.

When: May long weekend (TBA)
Where: 6110 Boundary Road, Burnaby
Cost: Varies

Kensington Pool
Kensington is a 6 lane, 25 metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet with a diving board. It is slated to open on the May long-weekend.

When: May long weekend (TBA)
Where: 700 Hammarskjold Drive, Burnaby
Cost: Varies

MacPherson Pool
MacPherson is a 6 lane, 25 metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet with a diving board. It is slated to open on June 3.

When: June 3
Where: 5485 Rumble Street, Burnaby
Cost: Varies

Robert Burnaby Pool
Robert Burnaby is a 6 lane, 25 metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet with a diving board. It is slated to open on June 3.

When: June 3
Where: 8175 Wedgewood Street, Burnaby
Cost: Varies

New Westminster Pools

Moody Park Pool
Moody Park Pool offers swimmers plenty of room to swim and splash, a diving area, a climbing wall and a large spacious deck for relaxing and sun tanning. It is slated to open on July 1.

When: July 1
Where: 8175 Wedgewood Street, New Westminster
Cost: Varies

Hume Pool
Hume Park Pool offers a large shallow end, toddler slide, water toys and games geared for the younger crowd. It is slated to open on July 1.

When: July 1
Where: 525 Kelly Street, New Westminster
Cost: Varies

Surrey Pools
Bear Creek Outdoor Pool
Bear Creek Pool is located in Bear Creek Park, located near 88th Avenue and King George Boulevard in Surrey. It is slated to open on June 29.

When: May 13
Where: 13820 – 88 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Varies

Greenaway Outdoor Pool
Greenaway Outdoor Pool is located in Greenaway Park on 60th Avenue just east of Fraser Downs Racetrack. The park offers great views of Fraser Downs and the Cloverdale Rodeo Ground.

When: May 13
Where: 13820 – 88 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Varies

Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool
Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool is a popular spot on hot summer days and is located in Hjorth Road Park. There is plenty of grass next to the pool, so bring a picnic and have fun with your family.

When: June 29
Where: 10277 – 148 Street, Surrey
Cost: Varies

Holly Outdoor Pool
Holly Outdoor Pool is located in Holly Park. The park has many amenities including the outdoor pool and changing facilities.

When: July 1
Where: 10662 – 148 Street, Surrey
Cost: Varies

Kwantlen Pool
Kwantlen Pool is easily accessible on 104 Avenue from King George Boulevard, and is located next to Kwantlen Park Secondary School. This outdoor pool offers change room facilities and admission is free.

When: June 29
Where: 13035 – 104 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free

Port Kells Pool
Port Kells Pool is located in Port Kells Park. There’s a washroom building with change rooms, and plenty of parking available off 88 Avenue. Admission to the pool is free.

When: TBA
Where: 19340 – 88 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free

Sunnyside Pool
Sunnyside Pool is found in Sunnyside Park. With many amenities, you will also find sports fields, softball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, and lots of grassy areas to picnic.

When: May 13
Where: 15455 – 26 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free

Unwin Outdoor Pool
Unwin Outdoor Pool is located in Unwin Park, a community park with lots of amenities. The outdoor pool has change room and shower facilities, and admission to the pool is free.

When: July 1
Where: 6845 – 133 Street, Surrey
Cost: Free

Delta Pools

Ladner Outdoor Pool
Ladner Outdoor Pool is slated to open on June 10.

When: June 10
Where: 5105 47 Avenue, Delta
Cost: TBA

North Delta Outdoor Pool
North Delta Outdoor Pool is slated to open on May 18, but only on weekends. Following this, the pool will be open on weekdays in June.

When: May 18
Where: 11415 – 84th Avenue, Delta
Cost: TBA

Port Coquitlam Pools
Centennial Outdoor Pool
Centennial Outdoor Pool amenities included a 25-metre, heated six-lane pool with a one-metre diving board, warm showers and separate change rooms with facilities that are wheelchair accessible.

When: June 27 – Sept. 1
Where: 3050 Chester Street, Port Coquitlam
Cost: TBA

Robert Hope Outdoor Pool
The Robert Hope Outdoor Pool is nestled in the trees, making it great for picnics and is suited for small children and families. Amenities included a 23 metre x 12 metre heated swimming pool ranging in depth from 1 to 5 feet; Heated showers and separate change room facilities.

When: June 27 – Sept. 1
Where: 2137 Lamprey Drive, Port Coquitlam
Cost: TBA

Routley Wading Pool
Routley Wading Pool is suitable for small children and their parents. Amenities included a heated, fair-weather wading pool that is staffed by aquatic attendants.

When: June 22 – Sept. 1
Where: 1570 Western Drive, Port Coquitlam
Cost: TBA

Sun Valley Wading Pool
Sun Valley Wading Pool is suitable for small children and their parents and is located next to a new playground, spray park and grassy areas. Amenities included a heated, fair-weather wading pool that is staffed by aquatic attendants.

When: June 22 – Sept. 1
Where: 3700 Hamilton Street, Port Coquitlam
Cost: TBA

Coquitlam Pools

Blue Mountain Wading Pool
Blue Mountain Wading Pool is located within Blue Mountain Park, close to a playground and free for your enjoyment.

When: June 16 – Sept. 3
Where: 975 King Albert Street, Coquitlam
Cost: TBA

Spani Outdoor Pool
Spani Outdoor Pool is a competitive eight-lane, 25-metre pool. It has ​two diving boards, large change room facilities, as well as a large adjoining grass picnic area.

When: June 28 – Sept. 3
Where: 655 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
Cost: Admission (all ages): $2 per person, taxes included, cash or gift card only 

Read Related Topics

© Richmond News

Read more from the Vancouver is Awesome

Voting POLL

Do you think it is important to vote in the election?

or  view results