Kids In Vancouver: 5 Picture-Perfect Outdoor Pools In The City

Kits Pool

Kits Pool | Photo: Flickr

When the warmer weather washes over Vancouver, there are countless ways to soak up the sun. A hike up a local mountain, a paddle along the city’s shores, or a cycle along the seawall will get your heart pumping Vancouver-style, while melanin works its magic and gives you that golden glow.

For city dwellers with little ones in tow, spending the day by a picturesque outdoor pool is a winning way to stay cool while devouring the sun’s rays, and Vancouver offers 5 perfect places to do just that.

Kits Pool

Address2305 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC

Not only is Kits pool Vancouver’s most scenic swim hole, it is also the longest pool in Canada (almost 3 times the length of an Olympic-sized pool), and the only heated salt water pool in the city. The walk-in entry makes this pool perfect for tiny swimmers and the sweeping views of the ocean, neighbouring sandy beach, and city skyline makes this a can’t-miss destination for a cool dip in the Summer.

Second Beach Pool

Second Beach Pool | Photo: Flickr

Second Beach Pool

Address: Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC

Another ocean-adjacent outdoor oasis, the pool at Second Beach in Stanley Park is the perfect spot to sunbathe and splash on a warm sunny day. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s most famous park, and featuring gradual entry and a waterslide, this heated pool is the ideal spot to spend the day with family.

Hillcrest Aquatic Centre

Address: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC

Located next to Queen Elizabeth Park and Nat Bailey Stadium in the charming community of Mount Pleasant, Hillcrest offers both a world-class indoor pool (the largest in Vancouver), and a fun-filled outdoor pool, which features water sprays, bubble jets, and a wide range of water toys for kids of all ages. Splash in the sun, or move indoors to cool off on a hot Summer’s day.

Maple Grove Pool

Maple Grove Pool | Photo: Flickr

Maple Grove Pool

Address: 6875 Yew St, Vancouver, BC

Geared towards younger kids, this heated, shallow, wading pool is fit for tiny splashers. Adjacent to a park and featuring a mini slide and water basketball hoop, this spot is jam-packed with family fun fit for a full day of Summer play.

New Brighton

New Brighton Pool | Photo: Flickr

New Brighton Pool

Address: Hastings-Sunrise, Vancouver, BC

Another oceanfront pool in the city, New Brighton is located in the heart of an open grassy park which includes two playgrounds, a soccer pitch, and tennis courts, offering views of the North Shore mountains as its backdrop. Whether you’re a serious swimmer looking to log some laps, or a water baby hoping to dip your toes, this peaceful spot is a Summer paradise.

Can’t wait for the sun to come out? Take a dip in one of these family-friendly indoor pools now and bookmark the outdoor spots for the next sunny day.

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2 Responses to Kids In Vancouver: 5 Picture-Perfect Outdoor Pools In The City

  1. Jorge

    You should really learn how to do proper photo attributions. Using a photographer’s photo and not attributing the person is really not cool. Even if these photos have creative commons licenses, you still have to attribute the photographer – not the website where you found them.

    • Thanks for your feedback Jorge, I’ll be sure to do so next time!