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 April 30, 2021. Prices do not include GST.

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

50M Competition Pool

Space Rate / Hr (Peak) Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)
Per 50M Lane $42.00 $39.90
Per 25M Lane $23.50 $22.35
North 25M Section $172.00 $163.40
South 25M Section $172.00 $163.40
Whole Pool $330.00 $313.50

25M Recreation Pool

Space Rate / Hr (Peak) Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)
Per 25M Lane $21.50 $20.45
Per Section A/B/C/D $41.00 $38.95
Section AB or CD $79.00 $75.05
Whole Pool $148.50 $141.10

Leisure Pool

Space Rate / Hr (Peak) Rate / Hr (Non-Peak)
South Section $69.75 $66.25
Whole Pool $138.25 $131.35

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

Parking

  • 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

September – April
Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Statutory Holidays: Variable

May – June
Mon – Thu: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 6:30 am – 8:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: Variable

July – August
Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun : 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: Variable

Bookable hours are available outside hours of operation.

Lessons & Programs

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

Contacts

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

Stéphane Delisle
Senior Manager, Operations & Programs
Phone: 604.822.6723
Email: stephane.delisle@ubc.ca

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