YWCA Health + Fitness Centre

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
YWCA Health + Fitness Centre
535 Hornby Street, Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
(604) 895-5777

Adult Admission Price & Policy

CAD 17.00. [June, 2019]
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Local Hotel(s)
Guests registered at the adjacent Hotel Le Soleil: Free. [June, 2019]
Guests registered at the YWCA Hotel about 15 minutes away: Free. [June, 2019]
Note: Arrangements between hotels and pools change and we’re rarely notified when they do; if you’re considering making a reservation at a hotel based on the information in this listing, we recommend you contact the pool to make sure the deal is still an offer.
Out-of-town YWCA: Free. [June, 2019]

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 15m, 6 lanes, ozone sanitized, indoors, 82ºF (28ºC).


On same street as The Keg Restaurant (on the corner of Dunsmuir & Hornby) and Hotel Le Soleil. Very close to the Burrard Skytrain Station.
Greater Vancouver Area
49.285560, -123.117819

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

During lap/lane/length swimming sessions, the six lanes are set up as three double-width lanes, but there are always, two lanes available for lap swimming.
Directions to/from the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre and the YWCA Hotel Vancouver can be seen on Google Maps HERE.

Facility Reviews

This appears to be the best pool in downtown Vancouver.
A very busy pool that has the best chance of not getting crowded lanes between 7 and 9 AM, 2 and 3:30 PM, and 7:30 and 9 PM.
A very nice pool with a cool and comfortable water temperature. The Ozone treated water uses little or no chlorine. The facility is well maintained, spotlessly clean, and in terrific shape.
[October, 2013]