VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It’s time to get our your swimsuits, Vancouverites.
The city’s three heated seaside outdoor pools are now open, and so are concessions.
You can take a swim at Kitsilano and New Brighton Park pools now until Sept. 15, or at Second Beach in Stanley Park — open until after the Labour Day weekend. New this year, pool-goers can now get access to free wifi at the Kits and Second Beach pools.
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At the concession booths, you can find new menu items including vegetarian curries and vegetarian burgers, ginger beef lettuce raps, ramen noodles, and hand-battered fish and chips.
Starting this weekend, there will also be lifeguards patrolling 11 Vancouver beaches from Victoria Day to the Labour Day weekend, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. — and they will be there a bit longer mid-June to mid-August.
The Vancouver Park Board is reminding people to be ‘water smart,’ especially choosing to swim at supervised locations with a lifeguard on-duty.
They’re also reminding people that fires on the beach aren’t allowed, and neither are dogs. Look for a barbecue coal pit at the beach or in a picnic area.
Where to swim in Vancouver:
Indoor and outdoor pools
Indoor pools (blue) outdoor pools (orange).
List of pools and hours
Map source: City of Vancouver, Google Maps