Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Indoor Pools Fit For Little Splashers

Splashing Kids

Water Kids | Photo: Flickr

Whether it’s splashing in rain puddles, wading in rivers, or cannon-balling in lakes, kids can be absolute aquaphiles in the presence of water. And while Vancouver boasts a bounty of beaches and outdoor pools that are perfect for toe-dipping and water play, the city also offers a range of indoor pools that are perfect for cooling off on scorching Summer days, or warming up when there’s a chill in the air.

Here are 5 indoor pools in and around the Metro Vancouver Area that are perfect for little splashers and their parents, who keep them afloat when they’re desperate to go for a swim.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Indoor Pools Fit For Little Splashers

Swimming in Winter – Inside the Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Pool and diving boards inside the public Vancouver Aquatic Centre

As someone who loves to swim, every summer I wax rhapsodic over Vancouver’s amazing public outdoor pools—especially the magnificent-to-behold Kits Pool. But those pools are closed most of the year, which means Vancouver swimmers have to head indoors.

Luckily, though they’re not as scenic as the outdoor pools, Vancouver has several public indoor pools for people who love to swim year-round. One of my favourites is downtown Vancouver’s enormous Vancouver Aquatic Centre, where the pool is 50m-long, there are serious diving boards for divers, a separate kiddie pool for very little kids, plus a sauna and whirlpool, too.

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Swimming in Winter – Inside the Vancouver Aquatic Centre