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Aquatics

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. 

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.

Schedules and programs

See what swimming and aquafit opportunities are available through our Public Schedules or view our Public Schedules and swimming programs (PDF format) from our Activity Guide.

Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide:

Fall and Winter Activity Guide (PDF format)

Fall and Winter Activity Guide (Turn Page format)

Public Admission Rates

Register for our aquatics programs

  • Online: Visit our iReg webpage where you can register from the comfort of your home. Available 24/7 with a valid credit card. Please call us at 250-756-5200 first to be setup as a client in our system.
  • In Person: Visit Beban Park, Bowen Park, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre and Nanaimo Ice Centre. Please phone 250-756-5200 to confirm hours.
  • By Phone: Call 250-756-5200. During peak registration times, we may need to take your name and phone number and then call you back in the order calls are received.

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.

Last updated: September 7, 2017

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