Birthday Parties at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Birthday Parties at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Book your child’s Birthday Party at the UBC Aquatic Centre! You bring the kids, we provide the fun! Our enthusiastic staff will supervise and provide age-appropriate games and activities in the water to help throw a truly memorable birthday celebration! Whether your child wants to float in the lazy river, race against the rapids, fly off the diving boards and Tarzan rope, or run through the floating obstacle course – each birthday party is tailored to your specific child. To top off the in-water portion, the birthday child will blow out a floating birthday ring!

Birthday Party Packages to Choose From:

The Full Birthday Party Package Includes:

  • A trained Birthday Party Leader (Red Cross Water Safety Instructor) who will lead water games and activities.
  • Use of the Birthday Party Room which is just off the pool deck for serving food, playing games, and opening gifts.
  • Help with set up and clean up in the birthday room.
  • Admission to the pool for the group during public swim.
  • Blow out candles in the pool!
  • Birthday Party Leader will conduct a safety introduction as well as a swim assessment.

Cost: $300 + tax
Capacity: Package is for up to 15 children.

The Pool-Only Birthday Party Package Includes:

  • A trained Birthday Party Leader (Red Cross Water Safety Instructor) who will lead water games and activities.
  • Admission to the pool for the group during public swim.
  • Blow out candles in the pool!
  • Birthday Party Leader will conduct a safety introduction as well as a swim assessment.

Cost: $185 + tax
Capacity: Package is for up to 15 children.

Important Safety Requirement:

In the water, children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult within arm’s reach at a ratio of one adult to three children.

Typical Birthday Party Timeline

1:00pm – Birthday family arrives and room is available for decorating.
1:15pm – Guests start arriving in lobby, Birthday Leader will meet guests and go through a safety talk and get to know the kids.
1:25pm – Birthday Leader takes kids to the Universal Change Room to get changed. Children and leaders take belongings to Birthday Party Room.
1:30pm – In-water Birthday begins with getting kids showered, into the recreational pool for a swim test and constant games/activities for the hour.
2:25pm – Birthday party is brought to leisure pool for a floating birthday ring in candles. Everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’ while the candles are blown out (great picture moment).
2:30pm – Birthday party exits water, gets changed, and has snacks/presents in the birthday room.
3:30pm – Birthday winds down and Birthday Leaders assist in cleanup of the room.
4:00pm – Birthday Rental time ends.

Available Dates & Times

We run birthday parties on most Saturdays and Sundays from either 1:00pm - 4:00pm or 4:00pm to 7:00pm (some flexibility in these times). With your inquiry you will be asked to select your preferred days & times. The earliest we

The Birthday Party Room

Birthday Room Size: 14'x 30'
Decorations & Equipment: All decorations, plates, and cutlery are to be provided by the Birthday Family.

The guests will have exclusive access to this room for the duration of the Birthday Party and they can leave all belongings in this room while the group is in the water.

Birthday Party Room at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Ready to Book?


If you have any further questions please email us at aquatic.centre@ubc.ca.

Please Note: Cancellations will only be considered for schedule changes and/or conflicts if they are requested at least 30 days prior to the Birthday Party booking. Cancellations that occur within 30 days will not be given a refund.