If the ocean is too cold for you to swim in … try one of the great public swimming pools in Victoria.

Crystal Pool – 2275 Quadra St.

The Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre is the City of Victoria’s main recreation hub.

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Access all our drop-in programs for one price. Enjoy our 50-metre pool, two tot pools, spray toys, 160-foot water slide, pool toys, water walkway, hot tub, sauna, steam room, weight room, cardio area, fitness and aquafit classes and more!

Click HERE for hours & rates.


Saanich Commonwealth Place – 4636 Elk Lake Dr.

The pool at Saanich Commonwealth Place offers:commonwealth pool

  • Swimming lessons
  • Fun swims
  • Family swims
  • Length swimming and more.

Click HERE for hours & rates.


Gordon Head Recreation Centre – 4100 Lambrick Way

The pool at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre offers:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Fun swims
  • Family swims
  • Length swimming and more.

Click HERE for hours & rates.


Esquimalt Recreation Centre – 527 Fraser St.

Esquimalt pool

Esquimalt Recreation’s Aquatic Centre includes a 6-lane lap pool, warm-water Lifestyle Play Pool with river and spray features, Tots Wading Pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.


Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre – 1767 Island Hwy. Colwood

JdF Pool … the place where you and your family will connect, laugh, play and live a healthier life!

Juan de Fuca Pool

We are open year round, early morning through the evening making it easy to fit family and length swimming, water fit classes or learn to swim lessons into your busy schedule. Popular programs include Aqua Boot Camp, Mom and Me Water Fit and Family Swim Lessons.

For JdF Pool Schedule please Click HERE

  • Try the giant water slide! Its twists and turns will carry you outside the building and back. Challenge the awesome current in the not so lazy River Run! Your children will want to try the many “play and spray” features in the Adventure Pool.
  • The 8 lane, 25 metre lap pool is designed to accommodate a variety of programs ranging from synchronized swimming and scuba instruction to water fit classes and aquatic rehabilitation. The pool is also home to 3 swim clubs and a triathlon training team.
  • Juan de Fuca pool is accessible to all! Our family changeroom includes 6 individual cubicles plus 2 lift-equipped disabled changerooms. The pool is very popular with people who have mobility issues as all pools are easily entered! Lifts permit swimmers to access the hot tub, Adventure pool, and 25 metre lap pool. Also a feature for those in wheelchairs is the ramp entry into the Adventure pool.
  • The large hot tub overlooking the Juan de Fuca golf course is a great place to visit with friends and unwind after your workout. The sauna and steam room are also popular places to relax and revitalize.

Oak Bay Recreation Centre – 1975 Bee St., Victoria

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Oak Bay Recreation Centre has two swimming pools.

The eight lane, 25 metre Main Pool is maintained at 83°F and features two waterslides, a basketball hoop and a rope swing.

The Small Pool is maintained at 94°F. It is an ideal pool for leisure and relaxation and includes water features and a children’s slide.

Both pools are maintained using UV filtration systems.

Click HERE for drop-in schedule.