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beat the heat in vancouver embracing aquatic bliss with outdoor pools and refreshing misting stations
Beat the Heat in Vancouver: Embracing Aquatic Bliss with Outdoor Pools and Refreshing Misting Stations
beat the heat in vancouver embracing aquatic bliss with outdoor pools and refreshing misting stations

Beat the Heat in Vancouver: Embracing Aquatic Bliss with Outdoor Pools and Refreshing Misting Stations

As the scorching sun casts its blazing rays upon Vancouver, residents and visitors alike seek refuge from the sweltering temperatures. Thankfully, Vancouver’s solution to combat the relentless heat comes in the form of an aquatic paradise: public outdoor pools and misting stations. These refreshing havens provide a respite from the high temperatures, offering a delightful escape for individuals of all ages.

A welcome respite amidst nature’s fury

The picturesque city of Vancouver is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, boasting a backdrop of majestic mountains and glistening ocean waters. However, during the peak of summer, this natural charm can transform into an uncomfortable inferno. That’s when the city’s public outdoor pools and misting stations come to the rescue.

Public outdoor pools: a splash of joy

Vancouver’s public outdoor pools are a sight to behold. Nestled amid lush greenery and landscaped to perfection, these aquatic gems offer a blend of recreation and relaxation. Whether you are a swimming enthusiast or just looking to cool off, these pools cater to all skill levels and ages. Here is the list of public outdoor pools in Vancouver:

Second Beach Pool

Second Beach Pool is located near the beach, trails, and forest of Stanley Park. 

  • Length: 80 m
  • 50 m section for swimming lengths
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Graduated depths
  • Separated area for swimming laps

Horus (May 20 to September 3)

  • Noon to 2:30 pm
  • 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Location 

Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T1

New Brighton Pool

New Brighton Pool is in Vancouver’s Sunrise neighborhood. They have regular-length swimming and a sloped, beach-style entry for young children.

  • Length: 55 m
  • 25 m area for swimming lengths
  • Heated leisure pool
  • Slide

Hours (May 20 to September 3)

Length swimming

7 am to 8:30 am

*Length swim is only available Monday to Friday

Public swimming
  • 9 am to 11:30 am
  • Noon to 2:30 pm
  • 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

North Windermere St (Near New Brighton Park), Vancouver, BC V5K 5J7

Kitsilano Pool

Kitsilano Pool is located near the beach, cafés, and the lively Kitsilano neighborhood. This pool is Vancouver’s only saltwater swimming pool.

  • Length: 137 meters
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Water park
  • 2 slides

Hours (June 4 to September 3)

Length swimming

7 am to 8:30 am

*Length swim is only available Monday to Friday

Public swimming
  • 9 am to 11:30 am
  • Noon to 2:30 pm
  • 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

2305 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1B6

Maple Grove Pool

Maple Grove Pool is in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighborhood.

  • Maximum depth: 3.5 feet
  • Heated outdoor wading pool
  • Mini island
  • Water basketball hoop

Hours (June 15 to September 3)

  • 10:30 am to 1 pm
  • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm to 7 pm

Location

6875 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6P 5W2

Pool fees

*Prices do not include taxes.

Second Beach, New Brighton, and Kitsilano Pools

TicketPriceReservation fee(Online booking only)
Adult (19-64 years)$6.99$0.84
Senior (65 + years)$4.89$0.59
Youth (13-18 years)$4.89$0.59
Child (5-12 years)$3.50$0.42
Preschooler (0-4 years)FreeFree

Maple Grove pool

TicketPriceReservation fee(Online booking only)
Adult (19-64 years)$5.71$0.69
Senior (65 + years)$3.50$0.42
Youth (13-18 years)$3.50$0.42
Child (5-12 years)$3.50$0.42
Preschooler (0-4 years)FreeFree

Visit the City of Vancouver for more information.

Misting Stations: A Cool Revelation

In addition to the outdoor pools, Vancouver embraces the art of misting stations to provide instant relief from the oppressive heat. These enchanting misting stations are strategically placed throughout popular parks, busy streets, and bustling plazas. When temperatures soar, these misting stations come alive, offering a refreshing spray that instantly cools the air around them.

Presented below is a compilation of locations where misting stations can be located:

  • Main St and E 14th Ave
  • Commercial Dr and E 10th Ave
  • PNE entrance 
  • Columbia St and Powell St
  • Pigeon Park 
  • Robson St and Cardero St
  • Nelson Park 
  • Manitoba St and Athletes Way 
  • Granville St and W 10th Ave
  • Cambie St and W 17th Ave
  • West Boulevard and W 45th Ave
  • Hudson St and W 70th Ave

Embrace the refreshing oasis

As the mercury rises, Vancouver’s public outdoor pools and misting stations beckon with their refreshing allure. Offering a delightful escape from the summer heat, these aquatic havens provide the perfect setting for relaxation, recreation, and community bonding. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, don’t miss the chance to embrace the invigorating oasis of Vancouver’s public outdoor pools and misting stations – a true savior in the battle against the summer sun. So, grab your swimsuits and a sun hat, and head out to make unforgettable memories in these urban aquatic wonders!

Source: Swimming pools, Water fountains, handwashing and misting stations

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