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

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. Effective this week, there is no longer any vehicular access nor parking or drop-off to the UBC Aquatic Centre from Westbrook Mall.

Drop-off:  Patrons are encouraged to use drop-off point located on University Blvd to the south of the existing 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.

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Mark your Calendars for Spring & Summer

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
Mon. May 23 Victoria Day (Stat Holiday) Facility closed
Thu May 26 – Sun May 29 Mel Zajac Swim Meet  Facility closed to public
Sat. June 18 Point Grey Triathlon   Pool closed 6am – 2pm  – gym/sauna/steam open
Fri. July 1 Canada Day (Stat Holiday)   Facility closed
Mon. August 1 BC Day (Stat Holiday)   Facility closed
Sat. Aug 27 – Tues. Aug. 30 Americas Masters Games   Facility closed to public
Mon. September 5 Labour Day (Stat Holiday)   Facility closed


UBC Recreation Spring/Summer 2016 Facility Hours

The following facility hours are in effect for the spring/summer terms:

BirdCoop Fitness Centre
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 12:00 am – 5:00 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in fitness class schedule.

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Pro Shop Hours
May 1 – May 30, 2016
Monday-Wednesday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm

June 1 – June 30, 2016
Monday-Thursday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9:45 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm

July 1 – August 31, 2016
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 12:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 12:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 12:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Statutory Holidays: closed

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in ice schedule.

John M.S. Lucky UBC Boathouse
Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Office hours at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse vary based on the season and will differ from program operating hours. Please call 604.247.2951 for full availability.

Student Recreation Centre
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in sports schedule.

UBC Aquatic Centre

Pool Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

Gym & Steam/Sauna Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 9:45 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:45 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in aquatics schedule.

UBC Tennis Centre
Monday-Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

UBC Aquatic Centre Lifeguards to Compete at National Championships

Despite the frenzy of the recent exam period, a number of lifeguard staff from the UBC Aquatic Centre are challenging themselves at CLERC (Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championship). Hosted by the Lifesaving Society the event is being held at the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey, April 30 – May 1, 2016.

More information can be found at: http://www.lifesaving.bc.ca/events/2016-04-30/clerc-2016