Pools status update: The Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre will be closed Tuesday, November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for facility upgrades.
COVID-19 Update – November 8, 2021
Beginning November 10, 2021, capacity will be reduced to 50 per cent. Visitors are required to book reservations (one-hour time slots) in advance. Walk-ins will not be permitted.
Proof of full vaccination is required for anyone 12 and older who is entering the building as a spectator, participant, coach, official or volunteer. As of November 10, this includes those entering for the sole purpose of participating in an organized sport (swimming lessons, gymnastics, martial arts, team sports). Spectators 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated.
Change rooms, showers and lockers are available and all patrons must be aware of masking requirements in all common areas (except while exercising), handwashing/sanitizing and ensuring they do not attend the facility should they be experiencing any new symptoms related to COVID-19. Upon entry, reporting for admittance to the facility reception desk, presenting valid Proof of Vaccination and related identification, and active screening is required.
Registration is required for all Recreational Swims.
COVID-19 Pool Guidelines (PDF)
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.
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.