PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, all recreation facilities, 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.
Please follow us on Facebook (cityofnanaimolocalgovernment) for the latest developments.
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:
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.
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 fun, interactive fishing boat water feature with a slide and a climbing net, a large hot tub, sauna and steam room and 1 metre and 3 metre diving boards.
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.
Public Swimming Schedule
See what swimming and aquafit opportunities are available through our online public schedules or view our PDF version of Public Schedules from our Activity Guide. Still have questions? Call 250-756-5200.
Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide:
Corporate Rates for Active Passes
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.