Calgary Swimming Pools – Where Can You Take the Kids for Public Swimming?

Calgary Swimming Pools

Calgary Swimming Pools

There are a lot of different Calgary swimming pools. There are rec centres, city pools, YMCAs and Leisure centres. To help you find the pool that is right for your family, I’ve composed a list of your options along with their features.

Recreation Centres

Vivo – 11950 Country Village Link NE

  • Toddler pool, Water Park features, lazy/rapid river, hot tub
  • Parent and Tot Pool time
Vivo swimming pool
(photo courtesy of Vivo)

Repsol Sport Centre – 2225 Macleod Trail South

  • Shallow teach-pool (32C) -great for kids, dive tank, two hot tubs
  • Other pools 28C

Trico Centre – 11150 Bonaventure Dr SE

  • Wave pool, waterslide, hot tub
  • Warm water (29 degrees for most pools)
  • Beach entry (shallow slope great for kids)
  • Tot area with toys

Vecova – 3304, 33rd Street NW

  • 1 meter shallow end, ramp right into the pool (wheelchair accessible)
  • Warm water (31.5-34.5 degrees – one of western Canada’s warmest)
  • Salt water

Westside Recreation – 2000-69 Street SW

  • wave pool, tot pool, lazy river, water slides, hot tub

Calgary Jewish Community Centre – 1607 90 Avenue SW

Open to everyone – drop in rates available

  • 25m pool, climbing wall, tot pool, hot tub

City of Calgary Leisure Centres

Village Square Leisure Centre – 2623 56 St. N.E.

  • Wave pool, slides, dive tank, toddler pool, hot tub
  • Safari splash zone (water park playground) – swinging bridges, dump buckets, spray guns,  water slides
    see our review of Village Square Leisure Centre
Village Square swimming pool
(photo courtesy of the City of Calgary)

Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

  • Wave pool, slides, dive tank, hot tub, kiddie pool
  • AquaPlay structure – swinging bridges, dump buckets, spray guns, water slides
    see our review of Southland Leisure Centre
Southland leisure centre - swimming pool
(photo courtesy of the City of Calgary)

City of Calgary Swimming Pools

The City of Calgary runs 12 public indoor swimming pools. Some have babysitting on site and many are salt water pools.

Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 9009 Fairmount Dr. S.E.

  • 25m Salt water pool
  • Two 2-metre poolside slides and a rope swing

Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 221 12 Ave. S.W.

  • 18.35m Swimming pool

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre – 4812 14 Ave. S.E.

  • 25m Salt water swimming pool.
  • A dive pool with 1m diving board 
  • A salt water hot tub

Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre  – 89 Canova Rd. S.W.

  • Indoor 25 metre salt water pool
  • Diving pool with 1.5 metre slide
  • hot tub and whirl pool

Foothills Aquatic Centre – 2915 24 Ave. N.W.

  • 25m Swimming pool 
  • Wading pool 
  • Dive pool with diving board and 1.5m slide

Glenmore Aquatic Centre – 5330 19 St. S.W.

  • 25m salt water Swimming pool with six lanes – depth from 1.1-1.4m 
  • Diving pool with 1m diving board
  • Hot tub

Inglewood Aquatic Centre – 1527 17 Ave. S.E.

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane swimming pool – 1-3m
  • Aquatic climbing wall
  • Rope swing and 2m slide

Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1919 29 St. S.W.

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane swimming pool – depth 1.1-1.4m
  • 0.5 meter depth teach pool
  • Dive pool with 1m diving board – depth 3-3.5m 
  • Salt water hot tub

Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 810 13 Ave. N.E.

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane pool – 1.1-1.4m
  • Dive pool with 1m diving board – 3-3.5m
  • Salt water hot tub

Shouldice Aquatic Centre – 5303 Bowness Rd. N.W.

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane swimming pool – 1.1-1.7m 
  • Dive pool with 1.5m slide and 2 diving boards – a 1-metre board and a 3-metre board – depth 3 -3.7 metres 

Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 1520 Northmount Dr. N.W.

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane swimming pool – depth 1.1-1.4m
  • Hot Tub

Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre – 6715 Centre St. N. (N.W.)

  • 25m Salt water 6 lane swimming pool – depth 1.1-1.4m
  • Dive pool with 1m diving board -depth 3.3.7m 
  • Hot tub

Post Secondary Institutions

University of Calgary Aquatic Centre

  • Public family swim times

SAIT Aquatic Centre

  • 35 metre salt-water pool
  • 1 metre and 3 metre diving boards
  • bulkhead partition for 25 metre length swimming
  • shallow end with a small slide
  • Drop in open swim times – open to the public

Mount Royal University Aquatic Centre

  • Aquatic Centre features a 25 m x 25 m salt water pool
  • six lanes and an open dive tank area
  • Family Swim times open to the public

Calgary YMCAS

Crowfoot – 8100 John Laurie Blvd NW

  • swimming pool, training pool

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA – 101 3 Street SW

  • swimming pool, training pool

Saddletowne -7556 Falconridge Blvd NE

  • swimming pool, training pool, on-deck hot tub

Shawnessy – 400, 333 Shawville Blvd. SE

  • 25m swimming pool, training pool, on-deck hot tub

Quarry Park – 108 Quarry Park Rd. S.E. 

  • 25m – 6 lane pool, small leisure pool, hot tube and steam room

Rocky Ridge – 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd. N.W. 

  • 8-lane, 25m pool and one wave pool with a water slide, ‘lazy river’ and one on-deck hot tub
Rocky Ridge YMCA building

Seton – 19340 – 45 St. S.E. 

  • Proposed features include a waterpark, competition lane pool, diving

Calgary’s Outdoor Pools

In the summer months you can also enjoy one of Calgary’s outdoor pools.

Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool

Aquatic Centres near Calgary

Cochrane – Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre – features a lap pool, leisure pool with spray features, lazy river, hot tub, warm therapy pool, two water slides. See our review of the Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre

(photo courtesy of Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre)

AirdrieGenesis Place Pool – features a lap pool,  leisure pool, water slide, lazy river, climbing wall and hot tub

OkotoksOkotoks Aquatic Centre – features a leisure pool with tot area, lap pool, hot tub, diving board, swing rope, inflatable toys

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10 thoughts on “Calgary Swimming Pools – Where Can You Take the Kids for Public Swimming?”

  1. I didn’t see Westside Recreation Centre on your list. They have a great wave pool, river, water slide, warm toddler pool and hot tub. And there is a lane swimming pool as well. We take our family there often and the kids love it!

    • You’re so right! I’ll add it. For some reason it didn’t pop up when I searched and I forgot all about it.

  2. U failed to mention Millican-Ogden outdoor pool. You can’t go wrong with this pool, enjoy the sun, the grassy area and the pool. Just doesn’t get any better on a sunny day 🙂

    • I actually don’t have any of the outdoor pools listed. Thanks for reminding me to write them up! I was waiting for Summer but (despite what the weather seems to be indicating) that has now arrived!

  3. There is a pool at sait we use a lot, it has a hot tub, and diving boards. The change rooms are really old, but clean. There is public access, but parking is in a paid lot.

  4. Are you sure that the Thornhill pool is as warm as quoted? I took my 16 mo old there for swimming lessons and we had to cancel our classes because she cried and trembled the whole time with blue lips 🙁 That being said she doesn’t have a lot of extra meat on her bones and most of the other babes and tots in the class were fine…

    • Hi Anya, the temperatures quoted are from the city of Calgary website. I just checked and the temperature hasn’t changed. Have you tried Vecova? It’s not super far away and is very warm.

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