UBC Aquatic Centre Reopens April 20

The UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to announce that the Annual Preventative Maintenance Closure (APMC) is complete for 2023, and that we are reopening ahead of schedule on Thursday, April 20 with some limited programming opportunities for April 20 – 22. We will be closed April 23 for an all staff training day with our student-staff. Reopening for spring term with more regular operating hours and programs as of Monday, April 24.

The APMC has allowed facility staff, trades, and contractors to perform important work on the building and aquatic systems. Highlights include:

  • Overhauled 6 large filters with 7,000 parts inspected, cleaned and re-assembled
  • Over 1.9 million tiles inspected with some repaired
  • 400m of deck drain lifted and cleaned
  • Repainted the mezzanine seating and washroom spaces
  • Drained and refilled 5,000,000 liters of water (* see sustainability info online)

A commitment to on-going and annual maintenance will allow the community to enjoy the benefits of the facility for decades to come.

We look forward to having you back in the space to enjoy the facility and amenities on April 20 with pre-registered sessions. Be sure to visit the facility schedule before you plan your next visit!

Please note that the schedules are subject to change to unexpected circumstances, and we encourage patrons to bookmark and reference this schedule prior to any visit. In the event of an unscheduled closure, this calendar is the first place that we update.

Memberships & Rates

Please note the following for membership products & sales:

  • 1-month memberships sales will resume on April 20.
  • 4-month memberships will be extended from March 25 – April 20 (26 days) starting April 20.
  • 10-visit memberships and 1-year memberships are unaffected as the APMC is included in the original purchase price.

Facility Access

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.


Guests should be aware that the hot tub, steam room, and sauna are amenities that may or may not be open during your visit.

  • If the recreation pool or leisure pool is offering a swim session, the hot tub will be open
  • If the competition pool is offering a swim session, the steam and sauna room will be open 

Please consult the facility schedule or contact the UBC Aquatic Centre to confirm if they are open prior to your visit.

Northwest Doors – Emergency Exit Only

Guests should be aware that the northwest exit doors, are now emergency exit doors only. If opened, these doors will sound an alarm. We ask that guests please use the main entrance when exiting from the building.

Hourly Lockers & Locker Rentals

The UBC Aquatic Centre has a variety of locker rental options available:

  • Day use lockers are available for $0.25 or $1.00 depending on the size of the locker. The contents of these lockers must be removed by facility closing time.
  • Long-term locker rentals can be rented on a term-basis from the front desk at the UBC Aquatic Centre. Spring and summer locker rentals will be available beginning April 24, 2023 at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Please note: the UBC Aquatic Centre is a high traffic area, and we encourage all guests to utilize these services as UBC Recreation is not responsible for lost or damaged property or contents of the locker.

Important Dates

Please note the following key dates for the UBC Aquatic Centre for spring & summer:

*The UBC Aquatic Centre is closed for all statutory holidays