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Where to swim in Metro Vancouver: top indoor pools

Where to swim in Metro Vancouver: top indoor pools

Wondering where to swim in Vancouver that’s warm. covered and little kid-friendly? Here are a few of our favourite pools.

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Top indoor pools in Metro Vancouver

Hillcrest Aquatic Centre

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Hillcrest Aquatic Centre frequently tops lists of where to swim in Vancouver, and it’s easy to see why. The site offers both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool and loads of kid-friendly features – spray jets, water cannons, a lazy river, beach entry, tons of toy boats, balls and pool noodles, plus several racks of life jackets … their family change rooms make it easy for moms or dads to get the kids ready for the pool.

4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, 604-257-8680

Killarney Pool

If you’re looking for a quieter alternative to Hillcrest, check out Killarney. It’s an indoor pool that’s often listed as a family favourite. You’ll find ozone-treated water, beach-style entry, a lazy river, spray features, a giant water slide, diving boards, a whirlpool and gorgeous views of the mountains.

6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver, 604-718-8280

>> Vancouver’s AMAZING outdoor pools! 

Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Vancouver Aquatic Centre is a great answer for where to swim in Vancouver if you’re downtown. The naturally-lit indoor pool is located on Sunset Beach right near the Burrard Street Bridge. It offers a rope swing, slide, dive tank and diving boards, sauna, whirlpool and family change rooms.

1050 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, 604-665-3424

UBC Aquatic Centre

There’s a new indoor pool in town, and the water is fine. The new UBC Aquatic Centre located next to the UBC bus loop, boasts three pools, a 34-person hot tub, lazy river, steam room, and sauna

>> UBC Aquatic Centre

Canada Games Pool

Photo credit: City of New Westminster

The Canada Games Pool has been a favourite answer for where to swim in Vancouver for over 40 years now. Located in New Westminster, the facility features four different pools: a tot pool, a teach pool, a lap pool and a deep tank. You’ll also find the Green Thunder Waterslide, which is the longest indoor water slide in BC. Kids will enjoy the pool toys, tot slide and rope swing. Canada Games Pool also offers family change rooms and whirlpool and sauna facilities.

65 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, 604-526-4281

Edmonds Community Centre

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Burnaby’s newest pool is the Fred Randall Pool at Edmonds Community Centre. The facility features a lazy river, 60 meter long water slide, bubble bench, dump bucket and climbing structure for preschoolers. There’s also a hot tub, sauna, lap pool and family change room. Edmonds Community Centre is also home to a coffee bar and indoor playground, which means it’s not just where to swim in Vancouver, it’s where to play on a rainy Vancouver day.

7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, 604-297-4838

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Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre

If you’re looking for a truly kid-friendly swimming experience, check out Karen Magnussen in North Vancouver. The wave pool is non-intimidating for little ones. There’s also a toddler area and a family whirlpool for an even more chill experience. There aren’t any swimming lanes or diving boards, so this is a pool that is really geared towards young families first. Karen Magnussen also boasts family change rooms, concession, a skating rink and a whole lot more.

2300 Kirkstone Road, North Vancouver, 604-987-7529

Newton Wave Pool

Photo credit: City of Surrey

Newton Wave Pool claims their waves are “the biggest in the West”. The facility features a 63 meter long waterslide, a huge hot tub, a steam room, a family change room and a pirates water fortress complete with cannons, jets, slides and more. You can also get in very cheaply at Value Drop-In Times if you want to save a buck (or five).

13730 – 72 Avenue, Surrey, 604-501-5540


The ultimate answer for where to swim in Vancouver may be Watermania in Richmond. The facility boasts a wide range of features, including two waterslides, diving boards, a rope swing, a wave pool with a large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, a tot slide and interactive sprayers and water wheels, two large whirlpools, family and disabled change rooms, a 57 meter competition pool and a whole lot more. There’s also a swim shop and concession on-site. So much kid-friendly fun!

14300 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, 604-276-4300

What did we miss? Tell us your favourite answer for where to swim in Vancouver!

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