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

Celebrate our grand opening!

To celebrate the grand opening of UBC Aquatic Centre, UBC Athletics and Recreation is making a big splash with special events from March 1 – 5, 2017. Join us for fun, food, giveaways, and aquatics programming in this bright, inclusive facility. See our full schedule of fun events here.

Good Luck to the Thunderbirds at National Championships

2017 U SPORTS Swimming Championships.

The three-day competition in Sherbrooke, QC, runs from February 24th to 26th, with preliminaries starting at 10 a.m. ET and finals at 6 p.m. ET daily. Live results from all sessions will be available on the championship website and all evening finals will be webcast live on SportsCanada.TV. For more information please see here.

T-Bird Hopes to Raise Awareness of Depression in Athletes

Olympian, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, hopes to raise awareness of depression in athletes. See her story here.

More Public Lane Swim this Week!

Love lane swimming? The #newUBCpool has more public lane space this week in the 50m competition pool. For swim times, check our drop-in schedule

Short-Term Parking Spots Now Available at North Parkade!

Convenient short-term parking is now available in the North Parkade on the first level near the exit! 60 spots are now available just for visitors staying under 2 hours.

You’ll always have a convenient spot available when you’re stopping by for a drop-in swim, lesson, or aquacize class!

Reading Break Hours

Student Recreation Centre

Saturday February 18: 9:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday February 19: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Monday February 20: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Tuesday February 21: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Wednesday February 22: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday February 23: 7:00am – 10:00pm

Friday February 24: 7:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday February 25: 9:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday February 26: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Birdcoop Fitness Centre

Saturday February 18: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday February 19: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Monday February 20: 6:30am – 9:00pm

Tuesday February 21: 6:30am – 9:00pm

Wednesday February 22: 6:30am – 9:00pm

Thursday February 23: 6:30am – 9:00pm

Friday February 24: 6:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday February 25: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday February 26: 10:00am – 6:00pm

UBC Aquatic Centre

Varying hours. Please check the schedule here

UBC Tennis Centre

Saturday February 18: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday February 19: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Monday February 20: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Tuesday February 21: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Wednesday February 22: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday February 23: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Friday February 24: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday February 25: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday February 26: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Regular operating hours.

UBC Camps Office

Varying Office Hours. Please call: 604-822-1540 for more information.

UBC Boathouse

Regular operating hours.


Get in the water when your child is in lessons!

When your child is in swimming lessons, you can enjoy a discounted drop-in rate of $3.50! (Regular drop-in rate is $6.75). Show up at the front desk with your registered child to receive your discounted rate!

Enjoy Family Day at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Make a splash on Family Day (February 13, 2017) at the UBC Aquatic Centre! The facility will be open from 11 am – 5 pm for family fun. Enjoy lots of family-friendly features under one roof, including:

  • Pool toys and floats
  • Rope swing and diving boards
  • 25 metre recreational pool with diving boards and accessible ramp
  • 50 metre competition pool with Omega Swiss Timing System Leisure pool and lazy river with accessible ramp
  • 34-person family friendly hot tub with accessibility lift
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Viewing decks and spectator areas
  • Men’s, women’s, and universal change rooms

The family rate starts at $4.00 per person. See you on Family Day!