UBC Aquatic Centre - University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
UBC Aquatic Centre - University of British Columbia
6080 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
(604) 822-4501

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Peak hours: CAD 6.75, SC(65) CAD 4.50. Off-peak: CAD 6.25; SC CAD 4.00. [May, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 10 lanes, indoors, 26ºC (79ºF)
Pool 2
25m x 25m, 10 lanes, indoors, water temperature not reported
One 1m diving board and one 3m diving board.


On the University campus, next to the War Memorial Gym and Student Union Building.
Greater Vancouver Area
49.26720, -123.24897

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The pool is usually set up with three, double-width, fast/slow/medium speed lanes. A schedule showing when the pool is operated in long course and short course layout is shown on its website.
There is also a 55y x 25y, 6 lane, outdoor pool, with 1m, 5m, and 10m diving facilities open from April to mid-October.
A site visitor tells us that the UBC rents nice, reasonably priced accommodations to the public in summer, less than a 5-minute walk to the pools. "Beautiful and not far from downtown." See UBC Accommodations.

Facility Reviews

A wonderful facility near downtown Vancouver, accessible by transit ... Pool has regular slots throughout the day for public access.
The diving is lovely, although the staff are pretty inflexible about opening up the boards even when the pool is really very quiet. The outdoor boards are a joy: diving with a panoramic backdrop of the Coastal Mountains gives a tremendous thrill.
This is the best pool in the city, with high ceilings, clean lockers, and good lighting.
The pool is pristine, all pool toys available. It's a glorious facility. And it’s worth the price just to watch the team swimmers drill in the morning.

Bring your own towel. There are no toiletries so also bring your own shampoo, etc. The lockers are coin-operated. And there is no water extractor for your swimsuit so bring a bag for your wet suit. There’s a gender-neutral locker room which I used.

I stayed at Gage Apartments during the summer for a conference and bought a punch-card to use the pool when I checked in. It was so worth it.
[May, 2019]