New aquatic and arena facility at Burnaby Lake advances to detailed design

Last updated: December 12, 2023

Burnaby City Council has approved the Burnaby Lake Recreation Complex (BLRC) project to advance into detailed design, an important step towards realizing an exciting new aquatic and arena facility at Burnaby Lake. 

Elements of the new facility include:

  • 50m pool with 10 lanes
  • Diving tower and boards
  • Combined leisure and 6-lane 25m pool
  • Family hot tub
  • NHL-sized arena for ice and dry floor activities

This new project seeks to achieve significant cost savings compared to an earlier concept for the site which City Council voted to abandon earlier this year. The newly envisioned project would retain the key elements, such as the 50m pool and arena, while reducing costs through a variety of measures including combining the leisure pool and 6-lane pool into one. 

The City will now begin the detailed design development and costing phase of the project. The timeline for construction will be outlined in a follow-up report to Council expected in early spring 2024.

Learn more: Burnaby Lake Recreation Complex

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