The West Vancouver Aquatic Centre has the finest swimming pool facilities on the North Shore and close to the best in the entire Lower Mainland.
West Van Aquatic Centre
Located at 2121 Marine Drive in West Vancouver, the West Van Aquatic Centre offers ozone-treated water, adult and family hot tubs, a giant kids pool with both a river current and toddler’s play area, diving boards, water slide, sauna, steam room and pool for swimming laps.
The West Vancouver Aquatic Centre is an ideal place for swimming fun for people of all ages, but especially children.
TIP #1: If you have young children you’ll want to stay extra close by as the current in the main children’s pool can be quite strong.
TIP #2: If you have older children you can leave on their own, and you don’t want to swim, hot tub or hang out in the steam room yourself, consider going for a walk along the seawall at nearby Dundarave or Ambleside while the kids go for their swim. Or, if you are hungry, then check out The Beach House at 150-25th Street by the water at the pier at Dundarave.
For swim schedules and other information on the Aquatic Centre, check out the West Vancouver Recreation website.
Other Related Places
Some of the region’s best outdoor pools (so for the summer time) include those at Kitsilano, Stanley Park‘s Second Beach, the New Brighton Pool and the outdoor pool at Maple Grove. Other fantastic places to spend time splashing around include waterparks, like the massive one in Cultus Lake.
And for more ideas on other places to take kids, see Vancouver’s Best Places for Children.