Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

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The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is home to one of the largest wave pools in western Canada and one of the island's busiest 50 metre pools. The NAC, as it is commonly referred to, is a great destination for folks of all ages; from elite athletes for training to families looking for an active outing together. The centre is located within the Larry McNabb Sports Zone near the campus of Vancouver Island University.

The NAC is also the site of one of the city's public weight rooms and includes an impressive collection of fitness equipment.

Public rentable meeting space available. Other amenities include: on site cafe, swim wear specialty shop, and physiotherapy clinic.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

Statutory Holidays: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

CLOSED: Canada Day, BC Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day

For specific public drop-in session information, please visit our website at


741 Third Street


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