Happy Canada Day! With summer here, you might be wondering where to swim in Vancouver. Today we’re highlighting five suburban swimming pools we’re particularly fond of. Whether you live in the ‘burbs or you’re visiting for the day, add some of these to your list. And if you’re looking for urban pools, check out our article from yesterday.
Where to Swim in Vancouver: Suburban Edition
Canada Games Pool
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
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
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
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 the Vancouver suburbs!