PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, most recreation facilities and all programs and drop-in activities are cancelled until further notice. Parks and trails remain open at this time as long as visitors practice physical distancing.
Tennis courts, pickleball courts, bike parks, skateboard parks and all off-leash parks are now open.
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Recreation Facilities & Schedules
The City of Nanaimo is home to an abundance of high-quality recreation facilities, including the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, one of the biggest wave pools in Western Canada, the Nanaimo Ice Centre, home to two NHL-sized ice surfaces and the popular Oliver Woods Recreation Centre where residents can participate in a wide variety of fitness classes and gymnasium sports.
We have public swimming, skating, aquafit classes, weight rooms and more! Check out the public schedules for a full listing of everything available. You can reach Parks & Recreation by phone at 250-756-5200.