Pool, Fitness Gym and Community Centre reopening dates:

-Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Fitness Gym will open on Thursday, September 10. Beban Pool will remain closed until further notice.

-Beban Social Centre will open on Tuesday, August 4 for facility rentals and Wednesday, September 9 for fall recreation programs.

-Oliver Woods community Centre will open on Wednesday, September 9 for rentals and recreation programs.

-Bowen Complex will open on Wednesday, September 9 for rentals and recreation programs.

Facilities will be operating with modified operating schedules and reduced rental and program offerings. Participants will be required to pre-register and pay in advance for all sessions through our online booking system. More information regarding session registration will be announced at a later date.

Arenas reopening dates:

-one sheet at Nanaimo Ice Centre is open (for rentals and ice programs; no public skating at this time)

-one sheet at Cliff McNabb Arena will open on August 3 (for rentals and ice programs; no public skating at this time)

-one sheet or ice added to Nanaimo Ice Centre ready for September 1 (if demand dictates)

-one sheet of ice at Frank Crane Arena (if demand dictates; no scheduled date at this time)

The following amenities are open:

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Senior Recreation Programs

If you or your partner are 60 years or older, you qualify for a Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors (NHCS) Membership!

We have many programs and services geared for the active ager! NHCS exists to provide opportunities for seniors in our community to lead more meaningful, active, healthy and complete lives by enabling them to participate in organized activities and make new friends.

There are many benefits to being a NHCS member:seniors

  • Over 50 programs to choose from (arts, crafts, cards, games, dance, fitness, wellness, language, music, special interest, sports)
  • Additional low cost programs available
  • Ability to be part of a great social network
  • Access to free health programs (vision, hearing, blood pressure testing)
  • Access to free income tax preparations for those with low income
  • Membership Cards may be used for identification

Schedules and programs

Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide.


Last updated: July 28, 2020

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