Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

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Chill out at the local outdoor pool…

It’s (almost) summertime and the living is easy! With reports that the 2019 summer in Vancouver could be the hottest on record, it’s time to take note of all the places to beat the heat.

Vancouver is lucky to be surrounded by a giant natural outdoor pool (the ocean), but – let’s be honest, not everyone likes to swim in it. Sometimes, lounging on the deck of a man-made pool is a little more relaxing.

So, if you’re looking to cool down this summer in Vancouver, make sure you check out one (or all!) of these fabulous outdoor pools. One of them has even been named one of the “sexiest pools in the world” by RedBull!

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Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

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With the summer weather coming out to play, the best place to be for some rest and relaxation in Vancouver is poolside. Enjoy the good life with a post-hike swim or lounge with a book and refreshing drink. If you’re deciding on a hotel in in the city, let these sea-to-sky pool deck views sway your vote.

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Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kits Pool at 6am | Photo courtesy of Biggs | Flickr.com

Now that the warmer weather has really started in Vancouver, everyone’s looking for the best places to cool down. Luckily, this weekend marks the opening weekend of the much-loved Kitsilano outdoor pool (more commonly known as Kits Pool).

Just in time for the May long weekend, the pool will be officially opening to the public on Saturday, May 18.

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Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Vancouver outdoor pools open for the season on Saturday, May 19

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kitsilano Pool. Photo credit: Kitsilano.ca

With the heat wave that’s been hitting Vancouver these past few days (and continuing into the foreseeable future), outdoor pool season couldn’t be coming fast enough!

Luckily, the official opening date for Vancouver’s much-loved outdoor pools is happening soon. So, if you’re ready to plan a day spend dipping into the refreshing waters of a Vancouver outdoor pool, you’re in luck.

Whether you’re a fan of Kits Pool, Second Beach pool, or New Brighton Pool, their opening dates and information are below.

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Vancouver outdoor pools open for the season on Saturday, May 19

Outdoor Pools in Vancouver for Cooling Off This Summer

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I’ll be spending this rainy day checking out one of Vancouver’s many museums or galleries, as well as making plans for when the sunny weather returns. Some of my favourite memories of summer last year involve swimming in outdoor pools in the city. From family-friendly public pools to more exclusive hotel ones, Vancouver has tons of different pool options for doing laps, lounging, and splashing around. This summer, I intend to visit them all. Here’s my list of pools worth checking out over the next few months:

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Outdoor Pools in Vancouver for Cooling Off This Summer

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

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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.

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

Vancouver Outdoor Public Pools: soak up the last few weeks of poolside fun

Second Beach pool || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Colin K

Second Beach pool || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Colin K

August is the best month in Vancouver. The sun shines, people take advantage of all our city has to offer. From water sports to Playland to farmer’s markets, Vancouverites and our guests flood our outdoor spaces seeking vitamin D and summery good times.

Unfortunately, August also spells the last full month that city-run public pools are open. You have between two weeks and a month to pack your pool bag to do some laps or splash it up with your kids or suntan-dip-repeat before Vancouver’s five outdoor public pools close next month.

Here’s a quick guide to poolside fun in Vancouver before our summer fades away and the gates close on Vancouver’s outdoor pools until next year.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Outdoor Public Pools: soak up the last few weeks of poolside fun