Vivo (Formally Cardel Place) – Recreation Centre

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Address: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Country Hills Library

The Country Hills Library is located inside the Vivo building. There is no cost to access the library. The library has an early learning centre inside with a dinosaur theme as well as a nature inspired seating area just outside in the rec centre lobby. 


Day Pass: Adults – $15, Youth (13-17) – $9, Child (6-12) – $7, Preschooler (2-5) – $5, Under 2 – free, Family $30. Memberships and books of 10 are also available see their website for more information.

Rec Centre Activities: Regular admission gives you access to: skating, swimming, climbing, drop-in classes, gym-play, and more You can pay a discounted rate for public skating only admission. 

Aquatic Centre Features

Leisure pool with zero depth entry shallow end with spray park features, lazy river, slide, water climbing wall, hot tub. Toddler park with spray park features and toddler slide.

(photo courtesy of Vivo)

Our review:

Leisure Pool

The aquatic centre is nice and bright with high ceilings with lots of different water features. There are some spray features and small dump buckets along the zero depth entry shallow end. These do not run during all swim times. 

At the oppposite end of the pool you can find the deep end with a climbing wall and an area that is often used for lane swim. There is a slide at the edge of the pool. 

The hot tub and toddler pool are always open, but check the schedule for the leisure pool. Sometimes it is closed for lessons and sometimes it is a shared space. 

(photo courtesy of Vivo)

Lazy River

Life jackets are also available and are required for little ones going in the lazy river. The lazy river has an artificial current that helps pull you around the loop which can be a fun feeling.

(photo courtesy of Vivo)

Tot Pool

The tot pool is popular with small kids. It has a small slide, little spray features and small toys to play with.

We really enjoy Vivo’s pool and have been many times. I sometimes find going public swimming while to the pool is sharing space with lessons to get a bit crowded but otherwise really enjoy it. Particularly if your kids don’t enjoy the waves at the wave pools, this pool can be a great alternative. 

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