Outdoor Swimming Pools
Vancouver boasts five outdoor swimming pools, all open in the summer. However, we’ve listed only Vancouver’s two biggest, most beautiful and most conveniently located.
The others are Maple Grove Pool at 6875 Yew Street, New Brighton Pool at 3201 New Brighton Road, and Hillcrest Aquatic Centre at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way.
2305 Cornwall Street
137.5 metres (150 yds x 60 ft wide)
Fresh water 25C (77F)
Zero depth entry to 9 feet
The Kitsilano pool is 137 metres of heated bliss. The water is a mixture of salt and fresh.
Open from the middle of May to the first week in September. The rest of the year, the seagulls enjoy it immensely.
Bus #2 or #22 south on Burrard to Cornwall
Second Beach Pool
Free form with 50 metre lanes
Zero depth entry to 5 ft Temp 27C (80F)
The beautiful Second Beach pool, like the Kitsilano Pool, is right on the beach. It is also in Stanley Park in a beautiful setting. This is a very kid friendly pool designed for maximum fun. If you’re an early riser, Second Beach Pool is a wonderful early morning destination, even when it’s closed because it’s a serene sight in a serene location.
It’s open from the middle of May to the first week in September.
Bus #135 daytime Monday – Saturday or #23 or #35 evening / Sunday / holidays or Bus #240, 246 to east park entrance.