COMPLETE GUIDE TO OUTDOOR POOLS METRO VANCOUVER 2021

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As Metro Vancouver re-opens carefully for summer 2021, some Metro Vancouver outdoor pools are already open and others are opening very soon.  We’ve put together a complete guide to finding the perfect outdoor pool for your family, including pre-registration links & closures by city. 

Below you’ll find a list of Metro Vancouver areas – click on the name of any listed area and it will take you directly to the spot on this page with detailed info about the pools in your neighbourhood (including operating dates, pool highlights, and links to public swim schedules).

Happy swimming and stay water safe!

Changes to Metro Vancouver outdoor pools during COVID-19

  • Don’t plan on a drop-in most pools are requiring pre-registration online or over the phone.
  • Pre-registration may open a week or a day before. Check the websites before you go and plan ahead!
  • Limited swimming lessons in some areas but parents may be required to be in the pool with their child.
  • Time blocks for lap & leisure swims are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Time slots will be strictly enforced so be ready to leave on time to allow time for the next swimmers.
  • No lockers or cubbies will be available.
  • No pool toys allowed. Limited PFDs may be available for use.
  • Keep 2m from other swimmers at all times.
  • Washrooms and change rooms are limited or may be unavailable. Use the washroom at home. Come dressed to swim and be prepared to leave in your swimsuit with or without clothing overtop.

SEARCH BY AREA

Click on any name for full outdoor pool details in your neighbourhood


Abbotsford Pools


CENTENNIAL OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2020 no info yet on 2021
Address:
Emerson Park, Abbotsford
Highlights: Nearby picnic shelter, spray park and playground. This pool offers swimming lessons.
Open Dates: closed
Public swim times: none currently.


Burnaby Pools


CENTRAL PARK OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 6110 Boundary Road, Burnaby
Highlights: 6 lane, 50-metre pool with a depth of 3-12 feet, pool temp 28°C, 1-metre diving board, men’s, women’s and handicap accessible change rooms, lockers available for storage, dedicated handicap change room with shower, 1 handicap deck lift giving access to the pool. Free parking south side of the building
Open Dates: Saturday, May 22 – September, 2021 (reservations open May 15)
Public swim times: click HERE

KENSINGTON OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 700 Hammarskjold Drive, Burnaby
Highlights:  6 lane, 25-metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet, pool temp 28°C, 1-metre diving board, shower houses & deck showers, free wading pool (only open during public swims; not available during loonie or free swims), park space
Open Dates: Saturday, May 22 – September 2021 (reservations open May 15)
Public swim times: click HERE

MACPHERSON OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 5485 Rumble Street, Burnaby
Highlights: 6 lane, 25-metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet, pool temp 28°C, 1-metre diving board, shower houses & deck showers, free wading pool (only open during public swims; not available during loonie or free swims), park space. Free swim noon – 1:30 Sundays between July 2 and August 26.
Open Dates: Monday, May 31st – September 2021 (reservations open May 24)
Public swim times: click HERE

ROBERT BURNABY OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 8175 Wedgewood Street, Burnaby
Highlights: 6 lane, 25-metre pool with a depth of 3-10 feet, pool temp 28°C, 1-metre diving board, shower houses & deck showers, wading pool (open during public swims; not available during loonie or free swims), park space.
Open Dates: Monday, May 31 – September 2021 (reservations open May 24)
Public swim times: click HERE

Chilliwack Pools


ROTARY OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED 2020 no 2021 info yet
Address
: 46245 Reece Avenue, Chilliwack
Highlights: Public swimming, swimming lessons, and special events. Toddlers 0-3 are free!
Open Dates: closed
Public swim times: none currently.

Coquitlam Pools


EAGLE RIDGE OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 1200 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam
Highlights: 8 lane, 25-metre pools, 2 diving boards, large change room facilities, large adjoining grass picnic area
Open Dates: Sunday, May 2 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

SPANI OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE.
Address
: 655 Hillcrest Street (in Mundy Park), Coquitlam
Highlights: 8 lane, 25-metre pools, 2 diving boards, large change room facilities, large adjoining grass picnic area
Open Dates: Sunday, May 2 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

BLUE MOUNTAIN WADING POOL

Address: 975 King Albert Street (in Blue Mountain Park), Coquitlam
Highlights: close to a playground, free for your enjoyment! Weather permitting.  
Open Dates
: Not available yet.
Public Swim Times: click HERE

Delta Pools


LADNER OUTDOOR POOL

Delta Residents may register online to reserve your family swim time HERE or call 604-952-3000.
Registration opens every Monday for the following week. Please remember to cancel your time if you will not be able to attend to allow others to register.
Address
: 5105 47 Avenue, Delta
Highlights: FREE admission!
Open Dates: June 10 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

NORTH DELTA OUTDOOR POOL

Delta Residents may register online to reserve your family swim time HERE or call 604-952-3000.
Address: 11415 – 84th Avenue, Delta
Highlights
: FREE admission!
Open Dates:  Early May – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

Langley Pools


OTTER CO-OP OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

CLOSED FOR  SUMMER 2021
Address
: 27032 Fraser Highway
Highlights: 25 m pool, leisure pool, and hot tub under a canopy with steam and sauna also available. 3 waterslides, tidal pool with beach entry and waves, river channel with spray features and tipping buckets, splash pad and water play features. Try out the adventure playground with slides and climbing features, grassy picnic area, reservable tables and tents, upper deck available for rent. See height and weight restrictions for water slides here.
Open Dates: closed for 2021.
Public swim times: none for 2021.

FORT LANGLEY OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED FOR NOW
Address
: 23055 St. Andrews Street, Langley
Highlights: Offers swimming lessons, lifeguard training, and pool parties.
Open Dates: closed
Public swim times: none currently.

AL ANDERSON OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE 
Address
: 4949 – 207th Street, Langley
Highlights: Loonie Twoonie Swims Sundays 5-8, offers swim lessons and Aquafit.
Open Dates: May 14th – late August 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

Maple Ridge Pools


HAMMOND OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: register HERE or call 604-467-7422. 
Address
: 20601 Westfield Avenue, Maple Ridge
Highlights: Free admission! Offers aquafit. Registered swimming lessons are available (Not free.)
Open Dates: May 3 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

New Westminster Pools


MOODY PARK OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: register HERE or call  604.526.4281
Address: 701 Tenth Street, New Westminster
Highlights: State of the art outdoor pool opened July 18, 2009 and represents the first new outdoor pool constructed in Metro Vancouver in recent history, three full 25m swimming lanes, two 20m lanes, a dive tank for a 1m springboard and a large spacious deck to relax. Moody Park is a multidimensional park that accommodates sports (i.e. soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, basketball & lacrosse boxes) and popular leisure activities through the outdoor pool, playground and spray park. Other park amenities include public washrooms, trails, benches, picnic tables, waste receptacles, a plaza and open green space. Swimming lessons available. Kids under 3 are free.
Open Dates: June  – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

HUME PARK OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2020, no info on 2021 yet
Address: Kelly Street & Braid Street, New Westminster
Highlights: Large shallow end, toddler slide, water toys and games geared for the younger crowd, nearby adventure playground, spray park, picnic area, washroom and concession stand. Swimming lessons available. Kids under 3 are free.
Open Dates: closed
Public swim times: none currently.

Pitt Meadows Pools


 

HARRIS ROAD OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2021
Address
: 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Highlights: Swimming daily 12:30-4pm and 5pm-8pm!
Open Dates: closed for 2021
Public swim times: none for 2021.

Port Coquitlam Pools


CENTENNIAL OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE 
SWIMMING LESSONS AVAILABLE WITH PARENT IN POOL
Address
: 3050 Chester Street, Port Coquitlam
Highlights: 25-metre, heated six-lane pool with a one-metre diving board, warm showers, separate change room facilities (wheelchair accessible), grassy picnic area, sand volleyball court
Open Dates: May – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

ROBERT HOPE OUTDOOR POOL

CLOSED FOR NOW.
SWIMMING LESSONS AVAILABLE WITH PARENT IN POOL
Address
: 2137 Lamprey Drive, Port Coquitlam
Highlights: 23 metre x 12 metre heated swimming pool, pool depth ranging from 1 to 5 feet, heated showers, separate change room facilities, pool is nestled in the trees (great for picnics), suited for small children and families
Open Dates: closed
Public swim times: none currently.

Port Moody Pools


ROCKY POINT PARK OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE
Address
: 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Highlights: Located in the popular Rocky Point Park, near spray park, skateboard park, bike trails park, playground, boat launch, recreational pier, hiking & biking trails. Swim lessons and special events are available.
Open Dates: Opens Saturday, June 26, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

WESTHILL PARK OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE
Address
: 203 Westhill Place, Port Moody
Highlights: Located in Westhill Park, near covered lacrosse box, outdoor exercise equipment, soccer pitch, baseball diamonds and a playground. Swim lessons and special events like monthly youth swim nights are available.
Open Dates: Opens Saturday, June 26, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

Richmond Pools


SOUTH ARM OUTDOOR POOL

Address: 10100 South Arm Place, Richmond
Highlights: Richmond’s biggest outdoor aquatic space, large, free form shaped pool includes two super slides and a three-metre slide, large picnic area, vending machines, wading pool.
Open Dates: Opens Monday, July 5!
Public swim times: click HERE

STEVESTON OUTDOOR POOL

No drop-ins. Advanced reservations required: CLICK HERE 
Address
: 4151 Moncton Street, Richmond
Highlights: Rectangular pool is heated, 25-meters long and has six lanes and includes a 3-meter slide, bleacher seating available and adjoining the pool is a park for gathering after festivities. Shallow tot pool for toddlers. Bleacher seating.
Open Dates: Saturday, May 22 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

Surrey Pools


BEAR CREEK OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address: 13820 – 88 Avenue, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Bear Creek Park, free admission
Open Dates: May 17th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

GREENAWAY OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 17901 – 60 Avenue, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Greenaway Park with great views of Fraser Downs and the Cloverdale Rodeo Ground, playground and tennis courts next to the pool, free admission
Open Dates: May 17th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

SUNNYSIDE OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 15455 – 26 Avenue, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Sunnyside Park, nearby sports fields, softball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, and lots of grassy areas to picnic. Free admission.
Open Dates: May 17th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

HJORTH ROAD OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 10277 – 148 Street, Surrey
Highlights: Popular spot on hot summer days located in Hjorth Road Park, plenty of grass next to the pool for picnics. Free admission.
Open Dates: June 5th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

HOLLY OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 10662 – 148 Street, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Holly Park, home to softball and soccer fields, lacrosse and ball hockey courts, a playground and community garden, free admission
Open Dates: June 26th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

KWANTLEN OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 13035 – 104 Avenue, Surrey
Highlights: Located next to Kwantlen Park Secondary School, change room facilities, free admission
Open Dates: June 26th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

UNWIN OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 6845 – 133 Street, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Unwin Park, new water park, soccer fields, sports boxes, baseball diamonds, picnic shelters, change rooms & shower facilities, free admission
Open Dates: June 26th – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

PORT KELLS OUTDOOR POOL

Open & modified swimming Lessons available. book by phone info HERE
Address
: 19340 – 88 Avenue, Surrey
Highlights: Located in Port Kells Park just west of Port Kells Village Centre, washroom building with change rooms, near artificial turf field, 2 baseball diamonds, playground, great picnic spots, free admission
Open Dates: June  26 – September 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

Vancouver Pools


HILLCREST AQUATIC CENTRE

Book reservations online: CLICK HERE 
Address
: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Highlights: Indoor & outdoor pool, 50 m & 25 m lengths, leisure pool with water toys, sprays & lazy river, outdoor pool with sprays & bubble jets, diving board (1, 3 & 5 m), slide, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, hotpool, universal change rooms, elevator, aquatic pool lift, aquatic wheelchairs, wheelchair accessible change rooms.
Open Dates: June 15 to September 6, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

KITSILANO POOL

Book reservations online: CLICK HERE 
Address
: 2305 Cornwall Street, Vancouver
Highlights: 137 meter heated outdoor saltwater pool, oceanfront, 3 slides, cafe, wheelchair accessible, aquatic wheelchairs, aquatic pool lift.
Open Dates: Open May 22 to September 6, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

MAPLE GROVE POOL

Book reservations online: CLICK HERE 
Address
: 6875 Yew Street, Vancouver
Highlights: Maximum depth 3.5 feet, heated outdoor wading pool, mini island, water basketball hoop, cafe, wheelchair accessible.
Open Dates: Open May 22 to September 6. 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

 

NEW BRIGHTON POOL

Book reservations online: CLICK HERE 
Address
: North Windermere Street (near New Brighton Park), Vancouver
Highlights: 55 m length, 25m area for lengths, heated leisure pool, slide, cafe, wheelchair accessible, aquatic wheelchairs, ramp access.
Open Dates: Open May 22 to September 6, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

SECOND BEACH POOL

Book reservations online: CLICK HERE 
Address
: Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Highlights: 80m in length, 50m section for swimming lengths, heated outdoor pool, graduated depths, separated area for swimming laps, slide, cafe, wheelchair and aquatic wheelchair access.
Open Dates: Open May 22 to September 6, 2021
Public swim times: click HERE

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