The Second Beach outdoor swimming pool is a large outdoor swimming pool located at Second Beach.
It is the only Stanley Park Swimming pool. It is an 80m long, heated fresh water pool now.
Originally, it was filled with ocean salt water, but was converted to fresh water many years ago.
It is open from late-May to early September every year. There are lifeguards on duty.
It has a few 50m long lanes for length swimming and has graduated depths. It is very friendly to children and has a large shallow area. There are also 2 slides.
The pool is extremely popular and busy during the summer months when it is hot and sunny!
During the summer there normally are aquafit classes held in the swimming pool.
Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian (16+ years of age) who must be wearing a bathing suit and in the water close to the child and in the changeroom with them. A guardian can watch up to 5 children.
The phone number for the 2nd Beach Swimming Pool is: 604-257-8371
New for 2019 is free Wi-Fi.
To guarantee that you can get into the swimming pool, you need to book a time slot online to get tickets using the Advanced online registration system starting on May 18, 2022 for ALL swim sessions.
In 2022, the 2nd Beach Swimming Pool will be open from May 21, 2022 to September 5, 2022.
2022-08-05 UPDATE: Due to a lifeguard shortage, the 2 length swimming sessions AND the 9:45am public swimming session have been cancelled!
The hours of operation for 2022 vary. There are now only 3 public swimming sessions (12:30pm-2:45pm, 3:15pm to 5:30pm, and 6pm to 8:15pm).
2022 Admission Fees (not including taxes) are: Adults(19-64): $6.66, Youth(13-18): $4.66, Child(5-12): $3.33, Preschooler(0-4): free, Senior(65+): $4.66. There is an additional fee of up to $.89 for online reservations. See the full rates here: Admission Fees
The Second Beach parking lot is located just west of the Second Beach Outdoor Swimming Pool. However, to get to this parking lot you need to go all the way around Stanley Park. Your best bet is to use the Above Ceperley Park parking lot which is accessible from the Beach Avenue entrance to Stanley Park. For more detailed information (rates, times, etc.) about parking in Stanley Park, please read: Parking in Stanley Park
By Car: Enter Stanley Park via the Beach Avenue entrance, drive past the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club. On the left you will see a parking lot. This lot is your best option for parking. It is about 1 minute drive into the park. It is a short walk through Ceperley Park to the swimming pool.
By Walking: From English Bay, walk along the Stanley Park Seawall until you reach the swimming pool It is about a 15 minute walk from English Bay.
By Bicycle: From English Bay, take the bicycle path into Stanley Park until you reach the swimming pool. It is about 10 minutes from English Bay by bicycle.
By Bus: Take public transit to the corner of Denman St. and Davie St. Walk along the Stanley Park Seawall until you reach the swimmming pool It is about a 15 minute walk.