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 many amenities. This includes ozone-treated water, adult and family hot tubs, diving boards, a water slide, sauna, steam room and pool for swimming laps. A giant kids’ pool with both a river current and toddler’s play area is also included.
The West Vancouver Aquatic Centre is an ideal place for swimming for people of all ages, but especially children. Beginning in the fall of 2021, the centre is open for drop-in swimming once again!
Tips and Advice
Below are some things that’ll help you make the most out of your time at the aquatic centre.
TIP #1: If you have young children you’ll want to stay extra close by. The current in the main children’s pool can be quite strong.
TIP #2: If you have older children you can leave to their own, and you don’t want to swim, relax in the hot tub or hang out in the steam room by yourself, consider going for a walk along the seawall at nearby Dundarave or Ambleside. You can also check out The Beach House at 150-25th Street at the pier at Dundarave if you’re hungry.
Other Related Places
Some of Metro Vancouver’s other best indoor pools include Richmond’s Watermania and Vancouver’s Hillcrest Rec Centre, although there are many great indoor facilities throughout the Lower Mainland.
Some of the region’s best outdoor pools (for the summertime) 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.
For swim schedules and other information on the Aquatic Centre, check out the West Vancouver Recreation website.
Click West Vancouver or North Vancouver for more information on other things to see on the beautiful North Shore.
And for more ideas on other places to take kids, see Vancouver’s Best Places for Children.
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- Outdoor Pools in the Lower Mainland
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- Dundarave in West Vancouver
- Ambleside Park in West Vancouver