Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver

Just beside Kitsilano Beach sits Canada's longest pool, Kitsilano Pool. This 137.5 m (450 ft) long, saltwater swimming pool is known as "Kit's pool" by the locals. The clear water reflects a turquoise color, reminiscent of a tropical island but without the sand. You can practice your form in the roped section as you take in views of the city and the ocean. The site also offers a picnic area on the grass nearby as well as a playground and volleyball courts. See Kitsilano Pool and all Vancouver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Vancouver online holiday planner .
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  • My mado and sweet Kitsilano, there's nothing there to say, not to be wonderful, so easy, stunning, my little piece of heaven, that sweet nostalgia!
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  • This pool is simply massive, where can one find a pool this size elsewhere?? 150 yards or 137metres. We spotted it the day before from our flight over Vancouver with the seaplane. The only thing that ...  more »
  • This is a massive pool? I don't know who thought of building this but it is amazing? You literally have to see to believe?  more »
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  • My favourite thing about Vancouver and a perfect example of tax dollars in action! It’s a phenomenal public facility. Don’t be intimidated by the size of it if you’re not a confident swimmer. There’s plenty of open space for splashing about too, and great for kids starting off with a nice “beach” style sloping access option to the pool on the south side. If you’re an endurance swimmer the 137m length is so good for training. Catch a sunrise in the morning when catching a breath at the end of a length - or a sunset bouncing off the glass of the skyline. It’s magnificent either way. The new renovations were a great investment and have improved the overall experience.
  • This is a beautiful pool with an amazing view. Thanks to recent renovations it's not as freezing cold as it used to be and people can finally enjoy being in the water for a long time without turning blue. I have no complaints about the pool at the moment but only give it 3 stars because of the issues around the pool. 1. The bathrooms and change rooms are absolutely disgusting. The floor in the change room was flooded 2 days in a row with a massive puddle in the middle. The super wet floors are a slip and fall hazard for everyone especially children and seniors. The toilets are atrocious! The yucky wet floors with hair everywhere, dirty toilets, doors that don't lock. Yuk! What bugs me is that there are actual solutions for this mess. There are special hard plastic mesh tiles for that specific reason. Water goes through them to the actual floor underneath and people walk on non slippery dry-ish surface and if they accidentally drop a towel or piece of clothing on the floor it's not drenched in gross toilet water. Also they need to hire a full time cleaner for the bathrooms. Just like in the malls. 2. The grass area around the pool is really dry and creates such a sticky mess of dry grass and dirt on towels and clothes. Why don't we get rid of the grass all together and replace it with sand or small gravel or water it to keep it green? Perhaps add more lounge chairs etc. 3. How about selling some decent snacks? It's a good revenue for the pool too. People have to leave the pool area to go get a sandwich or coffee. That's so inconvenient. Why not have a small store there instead of the vending machine? I bet if they offer fresh fruit like berries it'll sell like hot cakes. Final tip: if you want to do serious swimming and get a few uninterrupted laps go after 6 or 7 pm. It's much less busy and most kids are gone by then.
  • Beautiful pool! Beautiful views! Freezing water! The salt water is heavenly but very cold, the facility is pretty old which is charming in a way. No family change rooms though. The pool itself is massive with a shallow end that runs the entire length of the pool 2 deep end slides and one little toddler shallow slide. It was a week day and the place was packed! I can't imagine what it would be like on a weekend! Its a classic design just water in a basin no jets no lazy river no sprinkler are for kids very limited supply of floaties and water toys available to borrow.
  • Loved this pool! Great for families, there were plenty of changing room and bathroom facilities. The swallow portion of the pool was extensive. Even with multiple families using the shallow portion of the pool, you still felt like you had so much space to swim and splash around and have fun! Staff was friendly and the pool and facilities were clean. This was a salt water heated pool. We went on a mild weather day and the pool was really very enjoyable! I highly recommend this pool to all those who love water and fun. It has a beautiful view.
  • Swimming in this amazingly long 150 meters pool is an exquisite experience. The water is warm enough for even bathing and not to warm for swimming either. Although today one could not see the mountains because of the first fires created smog, the view from this place towards the bay and the mountains must be wonderful on clean air days!
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