With a variety of public drop-in swimming and aquafit times available, swimming lessons, aquatic training and water sports for children, youth and adults, it is easy to understand why Nanaimo's pools are so popular! Aquatic programs and events are held at:

Beban Pool

Located within the larger Beban Park complex, Beban Pool includes a leisure pool area with spray features and lazy river, a tot pool, aquacise pool, a 25 metre length pool, water slide, hot tub, steam room and 1 metre and 3 metre diving boards. Overlooking the pool deck is a weight room with both free weights and stationary fitness equipment.

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Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is home to one of the largest wave pools in western Canada and is one of the Island's busiest 50 metre pools. NAC, as it is commonly referred to, is a great destination for all ages and a fun place for families looking for an active outing together. It houses three water slides, a large hot tub, a wave pool, sauna and steam room and 1 metre and 3 metre diving boards. 


Please check our latest public drop-in schedules: click on "Drop in", and then choose the Activity (swimming, skating, sports, pottery) and the Day you are inquiring about for the most up-to-date schedules for our drop-in public sessions. 

Westwood Lake Park

During the summer, Nanaimo's premier park becomes the ultimate destination. Lifeguards are on duty daily and special events, programs and swimming lessons take place here.

Other City of Nanaimo facilities and parks

Visit the Nanaimo Facilities Search for information on City facilities.

Visit the Nanaimo Parks Search for information on City parks.

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Last updated: February 12, 2024

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