Update, June 25, 2020

Due to the extensive COVID-19-related safety protocols that must be in place before pools can safely reopen, and traditional low usage of these facilities during the summer months, the R. G. Dow, Gatchell, Nickel District, Onaping and Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre pools will remain closed until at least September 7. Further updates will be shared closer to that date.


Become a Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

Take advanced courses to become a swim instructor/ lifeguard

Gatchell Pool

See programs offered at Gatchell Pool, located in Greater Sudbury’s West End.

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Pool

See programs offered at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Pool, located in Hanmer.

Nickel District Pool

See programs offered at Nickel District Pool, located in New Sudbury.

Onaping Pool

See programs offered at Onaping Pool, located in Onaping.

Pool Holiday Closures

See when we are closed for the holidays. 

Pool Policies

Learn more about our pool policies, rules and guidelines.

R.G. Dow Pool

See programs offered at R.G. Dow Pool located in Copper Cliff.

Therapeutic Pool

Learn more about the proposed therapeutic/leisure pool at the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre in Azilda.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.