Great news, Vancouver! The city’s beloved beachside pool in Kitsilano will officially reopen for the season this summer, and the news couldn’t have come at a better time.

While the pool was initially set to remain closed all summer, it looks like our luck is turning around, as the City of Vancouver has just announced that the iconic pool will reopen this August.

What’s more, repair efforts are currently being made to extend the pool’s lifespan by two years, while plans for a ‘modernized replacement’ are underway.

According to the City, the Council has passed a motion to modernize the pool and ensure it remains a ‘vibrant centrepiece’ of Vancouver for generations to come.

“Every Vancouverite has a memory from Kits Pool,” says Mayor Ken Sim. “It’s where many of us learned to swim, where we met up with friends on sunny days, and where families enjoyed summer vacations. As one of the most iconic pools in Canada, our Council is dedicated to ensuring it remains a centrepiece of our city while we move forward with plans for a new facility.”

About Kits Pool

The heated saltwater pool is 137 metres long, and has two slides to enjoy during your swim. And since it’s close to all the beach amenities, cafes, restaurants, and bars – you’ll have no problem working your swim into your next beach visit.

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In addition to accessible parking, the pool is fully wheelchair accessible with aquatic wheelchairs available upon request as well as a pool lift.

Summer 2024 reopening

Kitsilano Pool will officially reopen on August 7th, so stay tuned for its official operating hours!

In the meantime, you can take a dip at the Second Beach and New Brighton pools, in addition to these outdoor pools and spray parks.

So there you have it, Vancouver! It won’t be long before you can once again swim in the city’s only saltwater pool.

Kitsilano Pool – Summer 2024

When: Summer 2024
Where: Kitsilano Beach
Cost: $7.41 per adult