Those waiting to marinate in Canada’s largest hot tub might want to take a time machine to March 11 – no it’s not a corny bro-flick, but just the promise of the opening of the Minoru Centre for Active Living in a little more than a month.
The claim of having the largest jacuzzi in the country is just one of many improvements coming to downtown Richmond leisure services – the new centre doubles the size of the current seniors centre and the surface area of the water is 60 per cent more than existing Minoru pool.
The pool has two 25-metre lap pools, a leisure pool, two hot pools, two saunas, a steam room and a cold plunge pool. The fitness centre is 8,500 square feet in size.
The centre’s opening is more than a year and a half later than previously expected, but city staff say it’s still on budget, with the final cost coming in at $79 million.