Swimming in Vancouver

Swimming in Vancouver

The Vancouver Park and Recreation Board operates nine indoor pools, seven outdoor pools, and employs lifeguards throughout the summer months on the city's half dozen beaches. For the downtown visitor, the Vancouver Aquatic Centre (604.665.4324) features an indoor Olympic-size pool, weight room, sauna and whirlpool. In the summer, Kitsilano and Second Beach pools as well as the UBC swimming pool offer the joy of swimming outdoors in heated pools that are safe for toddlers and adults alike.

There are also several beaches that are very popular for swimming and sunbathing. Close to downtown are English Bay, Second, and Third Beach - all with lifeguards during the summer months. Kitsilano, Jericho, and Spanish beach all also offer family-friendly swimming areas with seasonal lifeguards on site.

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