Pool Rentals

COVID-19 Update – August 3, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

The indoor pools at Gatchell, RG Dow, Nickel District and Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre are now open to the public. Onaping Pool remains closed for the summer months.

COVID-19 Pool Guidelines (PDF)

Pool Rentals

Make a splash with your next party or host a swim meet. The City of Greater Sudbury has five pools available to rent.

Bookings are dependent on other pool programs, please email Aquatics@greatersudbury.ca for availability.


Admission Standards 


Any child 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult (16 +) and be within arms’ reach at all times. The same rules apply for children between 7-10 years who are non-swimmers.

Swim Test Required:

Any child between 7-10 years must perform and successfully pass the swim test. If they do not pass, they must be accompanied by an adult (16+) and be within arms’ reach at all times.

Strong swimmer:

Any child who has successfully passed the swim test can swim anywhere in the pool, unaccompanied.

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, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



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.