UNA at the New UBC Aquatic Centre

Swim, soak, sweat and steam at the new UBC Aquatic Centre

The UBC Aquatic Centre is the UNA’s community pool, offering family-friendly programming in a state-of-the-art aquatic facility. UNA residents are eligible for discounts on admission fees and memberships every day. Come check out our diverse range of aquatic programming for many interests and abilities.


UNA rates and special offers

UNA members save each time they visit UBC Aquatic Centre.  A 1-year membership pass costs $387.75 — just over a $1/day for a year of swimming and drop-in fitness classes. UNA members also receive discounts on family rates, as low as $3.75 per person.

A regular drop-in includes access to all pools open for drop-in during the time of your visit, drop-in fitness classes (excluding specialty fitness classes), access to the changerooms and ameneties, as well as the steam and sauna.

(3-12 Years)1
(3-12 Years)1
(13-18 Years)
(13-18 Years)
UBC Student2 UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alum Adult Public (19+) Adult Public UNA/CSC (19+) Senior (65+) Senior UNA/CSC (65+) Family Rate (Per Person)3 Family Rate UNA/CSC (Per Person)3
Single Drop-In (Peak Hours)4 $3.75 $3.25 $5.00 $4.50 FREE $6.25 $6.75 $5.75 $4.25 $3.50 $4.50 $4.00
Single Drop-In (Non-Peak Hours)5 $3.00 $2.75 $4.50 $4.25 FREE $5.75 $6.00 $5.25 $3.75 $3.25 $4.00 $3.75
10 Visit Card $34.00 $28.50 $45.00 $38.25 N/A $57.00 $61.00 $52.74 $38.25 $32.50 N/A N/A
1 Month Pass $40.50 $34.50 $55.00 $45.75 N/A $67.25 $72.50 $61.50 $45.75 $38.75 N/A N/A
4 Month Pass $92.50 $78.75 $120.00 $102.00 N/A $165.50 $190.00 $161.50 $100.00 $82.00 N/A N/A
1 Year Pass $220.00 $188.75 $295.00 245.00 N/A $397.25 $459.00 $387.75 $275.00 $196.75 N/A N/A
Try-It Passes

A Try-It Pass functions just like a Reguar Pass, however it is only valid until April 30, 2017.

(3-12 Years)1
(13-18 Years)
UBC Student2 UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alum Adult Public (19+) Senior (65+) Family Rate (Per Person)3
2 Week Term $20.00 $20.00 N/A $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 N/A
25 Visits $61.00 $81.25 N/A $101.50 $109.75 $69.00 N/A
1Under 3 years of age receive free access.
2Pool access is free for currently registered UBC Students with their UBC Card. Each student must scan their card each visit. There is a $5.00 charge for UBC Students who do not pay Athletics & Recreation fees or don't have their card at time of visit.
3Family rate is listed per person for one or two parent household plus their children. Minimum one paying parent and one paying child.
4Peak hours occur Monday to Friday between 6:30am - 9:00am, 11:30pm - 1:30pm, and 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Peak hours occur Saturday to Sunday between 8:00am - 6:30pm.
5Non-Peak hours occur Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 11:30am, 1:30 - 5:30pm, and 8:30pm - 10:00pm.

UBC Student UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alum UNA/CSC Adult Public (19+) Senior (65+)
Fit4Two Aquacize $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $18.75 $17.00
Aqua Zumba $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
SwimFit $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Watsu Group Class $15.25 $15.25 $15.25 17.00 $15.25
Mom & Baby Aquafit $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $16.75 $15.00
River Walking $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Gentle Joints $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Aqua Rehab $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Aqua ROM Stretch $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Coached Express Workout $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75

For more information and policies regarding memberships and pricing please visit UBC Recreation Policies – Pricing Policies


Swimming Lessons & Fitness Classes

UBC Aquatic Centre was purpose-built for the current and future needs of the University community. From toddlers to seniors, UBC Aquatics offers a chance to learn, have fun, and exercise.

For families:

  • Bring your family down for weekend public swims and during spring break, and enjoy the leisure pool, the lazy river, and pool toys. Families can take advantage of the affordable family rate, and UNA residents get further discounts when they present a UNA access card. Check out our drop-in schedule for details.
  • UBC Aquatic Centre offers swimming lessons, whatever your age or ability. Visit recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics for start dates and to register.
  • Learn to scuba dive as a family on Saturday mornings! All rental dive equipment, materials, and manual are included in the price. After completing the course, students will be ready to head out in the ocean for their four open water check out dives.
  • Mondays are for parents and tots. At the start of the UBC Aquatic Centre offers Mom & Baby, Water Play, and pre-natal Fit 4 Two classes to introduce your little one to the water.

Just for kids:

  • Spring break camps take place March 13 – 24, 2017. Find out more at camps.ubc.ca.
  • Parents can also make a splash while their kids are in swimming lessons. UBC Aquatic Centre offers a discounted rate of $3.50 for a drop-in swim during lesson times. Show up at the front desk with your registered child to claim this deal.

For seniors

  • The ever-popular Senior Fit classes take you through mild stretching, relaxation, balance, and core exercises on the pool deck, followed by 30 minutes of shallow water exercise performed to music. See our drop-in schedule for class times.

Visit recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics to explore all the programs and drop-in fitness classes available at the #newUBCpool.