The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is a pivotal component in our role as Canada's Tournament Capital. August is a busy month for hosting world-class events and maintaining our facility to a high standard for residents and visitors alike. As such, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre will have limited public availability through August.
Upcoming Closures and Availability:
- August 16–21: Facility closed to host the BC Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships
- August 22–23: Regular operations
- August 24–26: Facility closed to host the Canada 55+ Games
- August 27–September 5: Facility closed for annual maintenance shutdown
- September 6: Regular operations resume
“We appreciate our guests’ continued support and understanding that the Tournament Capital Centre and Canada Games Aquatic Centre are our premier facilities to host events,” said Sean Smith, the City’s Business Operations and Events Supervisor. “It’s important that we ensure that all guests continue to receive great value from their memberships.”
In recognition of the August closures, residents with an existing monthly or annual pool pass or full facility pass will receive an automatic 21-day extension to their membership. No further action is required.
Until the Canada Games Aquatic Centre reopens on Tuesday, September 6, the following facilities are available for everyone to enjoy and stay cool:
- Brock Outdoor Pool, 2470 Fleetwood Avenue
- Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre, 859 Bebek Road
- Albert McGowan Water Park, 2025 Summit Drive
- McDonald Water Park, 262 King Street
- Prince Charles Park Wading Pool, 1145 Nicola Street
- Westsyde Centennial Water Park, 705 Franklin Road
For the latest information on public swimming schedules, visit Kamloops.ca/Swim. The beach area at Riverside Park has also reopened following the completion of flood and erosion projection component of the Riverside Park Improvements Project. While areas of the park are still fenced off to accommodate water park construction and restoration work, residents can access the new multi-use pathway from the east end of the park or near the pier. There are no lifeguards on duty at Riverside Park, and residents should use caution when enjoying our waterways.