Waves, lanes, dry saunas, whirlpools and more!
Our pools are open for leisure and lane swimming, aquafit, masters swim and swimming lessons. Public swimming and lane swimming sessions are admitted on a drop-in basis. View our swim schedules online. Aquafit and masters swim must be booked in advance; register online or call 604-987-7529.
With ongoing lifeguard staffing challenges, pool users may experience a wait time to access the pool during busy periods, last-minute changes to swim session schedules or other operational changes. While we appreciate this can be inconvenient, these decisions are made to ensure the safety of our patrons and visitors.
The number of swimmers allowed in a pool at any given time is based on the number of lifeguards available, not the size of the facility. Pool capacity is based on a visitor-to-lifeguard ratio that ensures everyone using the facilities is safely supervised.
Many aquatic facilities in North America have been affected by the ongoing shortage of lifeguards who are essential to maintain a safe environment for swimmers. Lifeguard staffing levels have been impacted by certification programs being paused or significantly reduced during the pandemic. Training and certification courses have now restarted, but there will be a delay as the process to become a lifeguard is quite extensive.
Please know we are working to improve lifeguard staffing at NVRC both in the short and long-term. We are recruiting for new lifeguards as well as offering training courses to increase the number of lifeguards at NVRC facilities. Learn more about training to become a lifeguard at nvrc.ca/lifeguard or visit nvrc.ca/jobs for current opportunities.
|Temperature in Celsius||Lap pool 28.6
Leisure pool 31.1
|Length in metres||25||25||N/A||37.5|
|Number of lanes||6||6||N/A||6|
|One-metre diving board||✔||✔||-||✔|
|Three-metre diving board||✔||-||-||✔|
|Universal change rooms||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Access for people with disabilities||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Moveable bulkhead (pool can be divided into 25-metre length with a separate deep or shallow tank)||-||-||-||✔|
|Pool lift||Zero depth entry & pool lift into hot tub||-||Zero depth entry||-|
|Toys during public swim||✔||✔||✔||✔|
Pinnacle Hotel pool
60-minute lane swimming sessions for adults 19 years+ are available in the pool at the Pinnacle Hotel. These sessions must be booked in advance in one-month blocks. Register online.