Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The Gordon Head Recreation Centre has a variety of activities for the public:

  • swimming
  • fitness
  • community recreation programs
  • facility rentals
  • youth centre

Visit the Active Living Guide for all programs and activities.

News & Updates

Gordon Head Recreation Centre's Steam Room is currently closed, reopening July 4th due to extensive repairs. The Sauna may see intermittent closures, but should remain mostly unaffected.  Thanks for your patience!

Frequently Asked Questions regarding closure [PDF - 23 KB]

Facility Hours

January 3 to June 18, 2017

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

(Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing)

Statutory Holiday schedule [PDF - 3.1 MB] - Monday, May 22


  • 84° F Main pool (25 metres, rope swing, monkey bars, climbing wall, slide, stairs)
  • 88° F Leisure pool (1 metre deepest point, bubblers, sprayers, waterfalls, river pool) and attached River pool
  • 94° F Tot pool and shallow water area
  • 104° F Whirlpool, 108° F sauna and 100° F steam room for adults
  • Ultraviolet (U.V)/Chlorine filtration system for pool disinfection
  • Solar hot water showers
  • 100% wheelchair accessible with shower wheelchairs
  • 279 sq. metres weight room with stretching area
  • 130 sq. metres dance/fitness studio
  • Youth park featuring skateboarding, bmx and rollerblading
  • Multi-purpose rooms and auditorium available for rental
  • Business and party rentals 

How to Find Us

Google Map 

Get here by bus 


  • Accessible washrooms and change rooms
  • Two wheelchair accessible family change rooms with lifts
  • Accessible weight room
  • Aquatic wheelchairs on deck
  • Designated handyDart loading zone
  • Electric lift into main pool
  • Scooter charging station
  • Warm water in lap pool for people with circulation issues or arthritis
  • Wheelchair access to gymnasium
  • Several wheelchair accessible pieces of equipment
  • WHISPA lift into tot and main pools