Saturday, 18 May 2019

Get out your swimsuits: Vancouver’s outdoor pools open this weekend

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It’s time to get our your swimsuits, Vancouverites.

The city’s three heated seaside outdoor pools are now open, and so are concessions.

You can take a swim at Kitsilano and Second Beach pools now until Sept. 15, or at Second Beach in Stanley Park — open until after the Labour Day weekend. New this year, pool-goers can now get access to free wifi at the Kits and Second Beach pools.

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At the concession booths, you can find new menu items including vegetarian curries and vegetarian burgers, ginger beef lettuce raps, ramen noodles, and hand-battered fish and chips.

Starting this weekend, there will also be lifeguards patrolling 11 Vancouver beaches from Victoria Day to the Labour Day weekend, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. — and they will be there a bit longer mid-June to mid-August.

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The Vancouver Park Board is reminding people to be ‘water smart,’ especially choosing to swim at supervised locations with a lifeguard on-duty.

They’re also reminding people that fires on the beach aren’t allowed, and neither are dogs. Look for a barbecue coal pit at the beach or in a picnic area.

Where to swim in Vancouver:

Indoor and outdoor pools

Indoor pools (blue) outdoor pools (orange). 
List of pools and hours
Map source: City of Vancouver, Google Maps


Swim-friendly beaches

List of pools and hours
Map source: City of Vancouver, Google Maps

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Weekend events

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The long weekend is here and there’s no shortage of fun things to do.

Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls! The Cloverdale Rodeo is on this long weekend.

The Richmond Night Market is back for another season.

The Arts Club Presents “Matilda The Musical” on now until July at The Stanley.

See The Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night at The Rio.

Jurassic Quest is on this weekend at the Convention Centre downtown.

Crafted Vancouver is on now until the end of the month.

The Vancouver British Classic Car Show is on Saturday at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Day out with Thomas is on this and next weekend at West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.

Playland is open for another season.

VanCAF – The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – is on this weekend at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

The Trout Lake Farmers Market is on every Saturday until October 19th.

The Kitsilano Farmers Market is on Sundays until the fall.

Shadows, Strings and Other Things – The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets – in on now until October at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology. It’s on at the Museum of Anthropology until the fall.

The Museum of Vancouver presents Haida Now, on now until next February.

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