No Smoking in Parks, Trails & Green Spaces | No Charcoal Barbeques in Parks

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces.

Charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check the city’s website for updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen.

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Swim in Burnaby

Swim in one of eight Burnaby pool locations. For year round indoor swimming, visit Bonsor Recreation Complex, CG Brown Pool, Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool or our new Edmonds Community Centre

In the summer, cool off in one of our outdoor pools. Be sure to bring your Be Active Pass to enjoy unlimited member access, all for one low price!

Swim - Rates

Schedules & Fees   

Outdoor Pools  

  • Schedule 
    (Schedule in effect until Sep 4, 2016)

Swim - Lessons

Register for a Lesson

When registering online, select the age category and click on Sports – Swimming.

Lesson Descriptions

Lesson Descriptions

Learn about our preschool and children swim programs.

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Water Safety Instructor Courses at CG Brown

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Children's Admissions Policy

Children 7 years of age and younger, or less than 48 inches or 122 centimetres in height, must be accompanied in the water by a person 16 years of age or older and be within arm's reach of that person at all times. The ratio of children to accompanying persons must be no greater than 3 to 1.

Mermaid Tails in Pools

The City of Burnaby requires the completion of an on-site swimming demonstration before using a mermaid tail in aquatic facilities and pools. A certificate will be issued after all of the criteria has been met and must be shown each time the tail is used. This demonstration can be completed during any public swim. The criteria includes:

  1. Demonstrate a 25 metre swim without the mermaid tail competently;
  2. Demonstrate a 25 metre swim with the mermaid tail competently;
  3. Demonstrate they can roll over from front to back with the mermaid tail;
  4. Demonstrate a surface support for 1 minute with arms only without wearing the mermaid tail.

Note: Children using a mermaid tail must still be accompanied by adult at all times as per City of Burnaby’s pool rules.

Swimming Info
Outdoor Pools
Private Swim Lessons
Become a Lifeguard
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