Vancouver’s Swimming PoolsJuly 13th, 2012 by Dariusz Ciskal
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise and a great way to stay fit year-round or cool off in the summer heat. Vancouver has a number of fantastic aquatic facilities with a variety of programs and price points for all ages and fitness levels. If you are relocating to Vancouver, here for an extended stay or just here for a visit, you will love making waves in Vancouver.
If you love to swim lengths, Vancouver’s WYCA Health and Fitness Centre provides you with the greatest amount of flexibility. Its ozone purified 25 meter pool has six lanes with minimum of two lanes reserved for lengths at all times. A day pass is $16 and this rate gives you more than just pool access. You can also take almost any group fitness class and use the gym, steam room and whirlpool facilities. The YWCA welcomes men and women, but no one under 15 years old is allowed. Find out more about YWCA membership options.
Staying with kids? The Robert Lee YMCA has monthly family memberships that will let you and your little ones enjoy the pool, the roof top play area and more. If you are relocating to Vancouver with your family the YMCA is a great way to get connected to other parents on family nights. There is a monthly rate but there are no locked in contracts so weather you are staying for a few weeks or a few months there are affordable individual and family plans for you. Learn more about YMCA membership. If you belong to a YMCA in your home town your membership may be valid here for your stay call 604-689-9622 to find out.
Vancouver Aquatic Centre
The City of Vancouver has nine pools that are opened year round. The closest one to Vancouver Extended Stay is the Vancouver Aquatic Center. This pool is nestled under the Burrard Bridge and right beside the seawall about a 15 minute walk from our residences. At only $5.36 a dip, it’s a great facility to keep your fitness routine up during your stay in Vancouver. There are also monthly passes and 10 visit passes available which will grant you access to most City of Vancouver pools. These passes can be especially great in the summer when the city’s four outdoor pools open.
Second Beach Pool
Second beach pool is an outdoor pool right on the edge of the seawall in Stanley Park. Open from the May long weekend to Labour Day, this 50 meter pool with a beach style entrance is a popular spot for swimmers of all ages and levels. Though this pool is furthest from Vancouver Extended Stay, it certainly has the best views! Second Beach Pool is also a City of Vancouver pool and the city’s monthly passes will work here.
To be close do the water during your stay in Vancouver book your furnished rental suite with Vancouver Extended Stay now!