While this long weekend may not be as sunny as we’d like there’s still a chance to hit the water as soon as the clouds part. Vancouver public parks have opened the outdoor swimming pools for the 2013 summer season.
While Kits Pool and Second Beach are the best known, there are other outdoor pools to take in a few laps or splash about with the family.
Kitsilano Pool – Vancouver’s only salt-water pool, located along the shore of Kits Beach. Open from 9am until dusk Admission: Adults-$5.38 Youth(13-18)/Seniors(65+)-$3.81 Children(2-12)-$2.67 plus tax
Second Beach Pool – In Stanley Park, just a stones throw from English Bay, the graduated depth of this heated pool makes it great for the whole family. Open from 10am until dusk. Admission: Adults-$5.38 Youth(13-18)/Seniors(65+)-$3.81 Children(2-12)-$2.67 plus tax
Maple Grove Pool – A free form pool with built in island, water basketball hoop is located in Maple Grove Park, at Yew Street and SW Marine Drive. Open 1015am until 745pm. Admission: Adults-$2.38 Youth(3-18)/Seniors(65+)-$1.43 plus tax
New Brighton Pool – East Vancouver’s Harbourfront oasis, New Brighton Park just north of the PNE grounds is home to a large lap pool, play pool with slide and cafe. Open 10am until 8pm. Admission: Adults-$5.38 Youth(13-18)/Seniors(65+)-$3.81 Children(2-12)-$2.67 plus tax
Hillcrest Aquatic Centre – Next to Nat Bailey Stadium, and built for the 2010 Winter Olympics this state of the art aquatic centre features an indoor outdoor pool. Indoor is open year-round, outdoor opens soon.
In addition to the swimming pools, Vancouver has many wading pools and spray parks throughtout the city that will open later in the season as more children get out of school and the weather really heats up.