Finally – the news we’ve been waiting for all summer long. Vancouver’s beloved Kitsilano Pool is officially reopening this weekend, and it couldn’t have come at a better time!

Don’t get us wrong, we love a good swim in the ocean, but there’s been a significant void in the Vancouver public pool arena for quite some time now. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome back one of the city’s most iconic summertime destinations.

Thanks to the consistent sun we’ve been getting, the pool has been successfully repaired by Park staff.

According to the city, there will be a limited number of swimmers allowed in the pool this opening weekend.

“As of August 2, the number of spaces for swimmers will be based on staff availability and adjusted accordingly. There will continue to be space for drop-ins, however, these spaces are not guaranteed. Reservations are live online three days prior at noon,” states the city in a release.

“Kits Pool will only be open for public swims throughout the long weekend. Length swimmers are asked to book at Second Beach Pool in the meantime.”

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Kits Pool will reopen from Saturday, July 30th to September 5th. Long-term repairs will occur during the fall and winter months so that the pool returns next year better than ever!

As for the hours, they are as follows, according to the city:

Long weekend hours of operationĀ (public swim sessions)

  • 9:30am to 11:45am
  • 12:15pm to 2:30pm
  • 3pm to 5:15pm
  • 5:45pmĀ to 7:45pm

Regular hours of operation (August 2 to September 5)

Kits and New Brighton Pool sessions

Length swimming

  • 7am to 8am
  • 8:15amĀ to 9:15am

Public swimming

  • 9:30amĀ to 11:45am
  • 12:15pmĀ to 2:30pm
  • 3pmĀ to 5:15pm
  • 5:45pmĀ to 7:45pm

Second Beach Pool sessions

  • 9:30amĀ to 11:45am
  • 12:15pmĀ to 2:30pm
  • 3pm to 5:15pm
  • 5:45pmĀ to 7:45pm

We’ll see you on opening day, Vancouver. Remember, you can always opt to rent a private pool or partake in other water sports if public pools aren’t really your jam.