On the western edge of Kitsilano Beach, along Vancouver's Seawall system is the city's largest outdoor pool. Empty throughout most of the year, the beginning of summer sees its doors open to the public offering Oceanside swimming with a view stretching from Vanier Park, across English Bay and the mountains and west to the horizon.
Kitsilano Pool was built in the 1960s offering nearby residents and visitors a place to come during the warm summer months. The pool has the distinction at 137m of being the longest pool in Canada as well as the only salt water pool in Vancouver, one of few in the world. The most interesting luxury Kitsilano Pool offers is its heated waters - making this pool one of the city's busiest. With a capacity of over 1,000 people, it can be very busy, however its beach side locale offers visitors to the pool exit and entry to the shore to explore, swim in the cooler waters or sit on the warm sand.
Kitsilano Pool offers many amenities for visitors - public change rooms and facilities, a concession stand, lifeguards on duty during the pool's open season and seating both on the pool deck and for family members opting to stay outside of pool but still keep a watchful eye on their groups.
Kitsilano Pool is a refreshing, engaging and fun activity popular in the warm months in Vancouver. The Pool opens from May long weekend in Canada (Victoria Day) until September long weekend (Labour Day).
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Kitsilano Beach Swimming PoolLocated on the western edge of Kitsilano Beach off Cornwall Ave.
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