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Outdoor Pools

The outdoor pools are now open for the season. Check out our opening dates below. Schedules are subject to change during poor weather. For up-to-date information call 604-570-4000

Central Park Outdoor Pool - Swim Cancellations

All lap and public swims are cancelled at Central Park Outdoor Pool on August 9 due to a water polo tournament. Loonie swim will run as scheduled from 6-7:30pm. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Central Park
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6110 Boundary Road |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

Please note: All lap and public swims are cancelled at Central Park Pool on August 9 for a water polo tournament. Loonie swim will run as scheduled from 6-7:30pm.  

May 1-Sep 2
Lap Swim | M-F | 11:30am-1pm
Rain or shine!

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F, Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Kensington 
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700 Hammarskjold Drive |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule 

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

MacPherson
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5485 Rumble Street |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

July 7-Aug 18
MacPherson Moonlight Madness | 12-16 yrs
Fridays | 8:30-10:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Robert Burnaby
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8175 Wedgewood Street |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

Jun 23-Aug 11
Friday Night at the Dive-in | 11-16 yrs
Fridays | 8-10pm

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Please note: The  sun-heated wading pools at Kensington, MacPherson and Robert Burnaby are only opened when a playground leader is on-site. 


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.