City offers "spooky swims" for the Halloween season


Join the City of Nanaimo for spooky swimming fun this October. On Saturday, October 20, check out the Halloween-themed movie in the pool. It will play from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Participants are welcome to bring their own floatie and relax, or participate in the games and aquatic fun.

On Friday, October 26, the Beban Park Pool will host a Halloween Howl pool party. From 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the pool will be transformed into a spooky setting with a haunted water slide tower, snakes in the lazy river, coloured water, water balloon toss, water running mats, face painting, aqua jousting and prizes!

Regular admission rates apply. For more information on both of these events visit the Parks and Recreation events page at

Link to Strategic Plan: The Halloween Howl pool event supports an Active Lifestyle.

Key Points

  • Halloween Dive-In Movie at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre runs from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 20.
  • Halloween Howl at the Beban Park Pool runs from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 26.
  • Regular admission rates apply.


"Join us for a howl of a time at the pools! We have a lot of fun activities planned for the whole family."

Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • This is the fifth annual Halloween Howl event at Beban Pool.
  • The movie featured at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be Hotel Transylvania 3.


Dive-In Movie Poster
Dive-In Movie Poster
Halloween Howl 2018
Halloween Howl 2018


Taz Hartwick
Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
City of Nanaimo
Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
City of Nanaimo

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