Welcome to UBC Recreation Aquatics!

Aquatics programming through UBC Recreation offers drop-in swims, aqua fitness classes, and swimming lessons. The Aquatic Centre offers year-round aquatics programming for adults and youth of all ages and abilities.

Click here for our up-to-date Aquatics Drop In Calendar. Please note that our drop in schedules are subject to change. Areas of the pool may be occupied by reserved activities.

Latest Aquatic News

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UBC Bus Loop Construction Update

Along with the progress on the construction of the new UBC Aquatic Centre, UBC continues its work on the renovation project for the UBC Bus Loop.  Visitors to the north end of campus are reminded to allow for some extra time due to the construction in the area affecting Westbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd. A reminder that there is no longer any vehicular access nor parking or drop-off to the UBC Aquatic Centre nor War Memorial Gym directly from Westbrook Mall.

Drop-off:  Patrons are encouraged to use the drop-off point located on University Blvd adjacent the AMS Student Nest to the south of the current UBC Aquatic Centre.

Parking: The closest option for long-term parking is located at North Parkade located on Student Union Blvd.

UBC Road Closures and Construction Information:  A construction map is available to help our UBC community navigate the Vancouver campus. The map is updated weekly. Additional wayfinding information specific to the UBC Aquatic Centre is also online for visitors looking for additional information on how to access the facility.

Mark your Calendars for Summer & Fall

Hosting events remains a strategic way for UBC Athletics & Recreation to support recreation, sport and active living in western Canada. UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be host venue for a number of upcoming events. We invite patrons to make note of the upcoming event dates, holidays and related changes to facility hours and operations:

Dates Event UBC Aquatic Centre Operations
Fri Jul 1 Canada Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed
Mon Aug 1 BC Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed
Sat Aug 27 – Tue Aug 30 Americas Masters Games  Facility closed to public
Mon Sep 5 Labour Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed
Fri Sep 30 – Sun Oct 2 UBC Waterpolo Fall Classic Deep End/No Man’s closed
Mon Oct 10 Thanksgiving Day Facility closed
Sat Oct 29 – Sun Oct 30 VPSC Fall Invitational Facility closed


UBC Point Grey Triathlon

The UBC Aquatic Centre will be hosting the UBC Point Grey Triathlon Saturday June 18, 2016. The facility will be closed from 7:30am – 3:00pm. For further information please see here.