UBC Aquatic Centre

UBC Aquatic Centre

Facility Overview

The UBC Aquatic Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that serves athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs. The facility’s natatorium can accommodate nearly 1,000 bathers, and the viewing area in the mezzanine can host up to 460 spectators.

Our Water is Blue, Our Pool is Green

The University of British Columbia is a global leader in sustainability. The UBC Aquatic Centre is certified LEED Gold and serves as a demonstration project for water-saving and water-recycling strategies, with the building saving approximately 2.7 million litres of water annually through rainwater harvesting, and almost 7,000 litres of water daily through water-efficient showerheads.

Facility History

Facility Rates

Prices in effect until March 31, 2025. Prices do not include GST.

50M Competition Pool


Rate / Hr (Peak)

Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)

Per 50M Lane



Per 25M Lane



North 25M Section



South 25M Section



Whole Pool



25M Recreation Pool


Rate / Hr (Peak)

Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)

Per 25M Lane



Per Section A/B/C/D



Section AB or CD



Whole Pool



Leisure Pool


Rate / Hr (Peak)

Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)

South Section



Whole Pool



Peak Hours

  • Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 9:00 am, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Non-Peak Hours

  • Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sat – Sun: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rental Requests

UBC Aquatic Centre Casual Rental Request Form

UBC Aquatic Centre Seasonal Contract Rental Request Form

Facility Features

  • 25 metre recreational pool with 1m and 3m diving boards and accessible ramp
  • 50 metre competition pool with Omega Swiss Timing System
  • Leisure pool and lazy river with accessible ramp
  • 34-person family friendly hot tub with accessibility lift
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Viewing decks and spectator areas
  • Men’s, women’s, and universal change rooms
  • Meeting room
  • Wet classroom
  • Both chlorine and UV purification

Facility Amenities

  • Food and beverage kiosk
  • Term locker rentals and day lockers
  • Accessible entrances with power-operated doors
  • Accessible washrooms, change rooms, ramps and lifts
  • Braille signage


  • UBC Parking is a pay by plate system. The closest parking lot to the UBC Aquatic Centre is University Blvd Lot. The closest parkade is North Parkade. Visit UBC Parking for more information.
6080 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

Hours of Operation

UBC Aquatic Centre

6080 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604-822-4501
Email: aquatic.centre@ubc.ca

Hours of Operation

May 1 – June 30*:

  • Mon: 6:45AM – 9:30PM
  • Tues – Thurs: 6:30AM – 9:30PM
  • Fri: 6:45AM – 9:30PM
  • Sat: 6:30AM – 8:30PM
  • Sun: 7:30AM – 8:30PM

*June 21 – 23: Closed (Zajac Swim Meet)

July 1 – August 31*:

  • Mon: 7AM – 8:30PM
  • Tues: 6:30AM – 8:30PM
  • Wed: 7AM – 8:30PM
  • Thurs: 6:30AM – 8:30PM
  • Fri: 7AM – 8PM
  • Sat: 6:30AM – 8PM
  • Sun: 7:30AM – 8PM

*August 16 – 18: Closed (BCSSA Provincials)

 *All dates/times subject to change
Holidays: visit the Holiday Hours page for updates

Please be aware that the hours of operation listed on our contact page, are only for the hours when the Operations Desk is staffed and operational.  For specific details when the various tanks, amenities and programs are available, all guests and facility users are encouraged to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Schedule prior to any visit.

Lessons & Programs

Visit the UBC Recreation website for Aquatic Centre lessons and programming.


General Inquiries
Phone: 604.822.4501
Email: aquatic.centre@ubc.ca

Adrian Greszata
Senior Manager, Operations & Programs
Phone: 604.822.2033
Email: adrian.greszata@ubc.ca

Christine Saunders
Manager, Operations
Phone: 604.822.4586
Email: christine.saunders@ubc.ca

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