The Second Beach swimming pool in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia is a popular attraction during the summer months.
Stanley Park's Second Beach outdoor swimming pool is a favourite spot for families and park visitors looking to refresh on the ocean's edge.
Located on the southern portion of Stanley Park, the pool sits at the edge of the shore, encircled by the seawall and encompassing the 50 meter long pool, grassy knoll (in the busier summer months to extend the area for visitors to relax) and several slides, a children's play area and watchful lifeguards.
Nearby, amenities such as the ocean, Second beach, a Concession Stand, change rooms, bathrooms, meadow and children's parks have made the pool a popular day trip in the summer months.
The popularity of the Second Beach pool aside from its ocean counterpart is temperature. The swimming pool is heated during its opening months, still a relief from the warmer weather but not as frigid as the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Second Beach in the later 1960s used to have an older style pool that relied on the ocean to fill it and likewise clean it. Massive gates used to enclose the water and when it needed to be changed, it was emptied and refilled with the tide. As the government put limits on the practise, the current Stanley Park Swimming Pool was built in 1995 as a separate entity from the ocean, also encompassing luxuries such as the heating and slides which have made it a popular summer venue.
Open mid-May to early September, Second Beach Swimming pool offers a variety of amenities, warm water, panoramic views of English Bay and the Park as well as a child friendly environment, letting visitors relax and enjoy a beautiful day on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Second Beach Oceanside Swimming PoolOn the Southern edge of Stanley Park near the Pitch and Putt Golf Course
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