At the Canada Games Complex, we offer fantastic Aquatic programs for people of all ages, from swimming lessons to leadership courses. These programs include:

  • Lifesaving Society Parent & Tot Program
  • Lifesaving Society Preschool Program
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Program
  • Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Lifesaving Society: Lifesaving, Lifeguarding & Leadership Programs
  • First Aid & CPR Training

We also have a flexible recreation swim schedule to accommodate community needs every day of the week.

For a listing of swimming lessons see the Key recreation guide. To determine what swimming level you should enroll in, visit our Swimming Programs page which contains full descriptions.

Swim Schedule at the Canada Games Complex - Spring 2019 Session
Days Start Time End Time Type of Swim
Monday to Thursday 5:45 AM 4:00 PM Public
Monday to Thursday 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Family/Adult
Monday to Thursday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Public
Wednesday and Thursday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Public with Slide
Monday to Thursday 9:00 PM 10:00 PM Adult/Teen
Friday 5:45 AM 4:00 PM Public
Friday 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Family/Adult
Friday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Public with Slide
Saturday 8:00 AM 12:30 PM Family/Adult
Saturday 12:30 PM 9:00 PM Public
Saturday 1:00 PM 5:30 PM Public with Slide
Saturday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Public with Slide
Sunday 8:00 AM 12:30 PM Family/Adult
Sunday 12:30 PM 9:00 PM Public
Sunday 1:00 PM 5:30 PM Public with Slide
Sunday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Public with Slide

 Toonie Swims

 $2 Admission Adult/Teen "Toonie Swims" are available Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00pm

General Toonie Swims are Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00pm

About the pool

The 77-metre pool is divided by two bulkheads, accommodating three sections for recreational fun and games, lessons, lane swimming and diving activities. The water depth ranges from very shallow at .83 metres to very deep at 4.94 metres. This allows the very young to touch bottom while learning to swim.

The Swirlpool is a favourite place to relax in warmer water while the hydrotherapy water jets create a spa-like feeling for young and old. The water depth ranges from 30 cm to 80 cm.

The pool decks are exceptionally wide to accommodate badminton, table tennis, children's play equipment, social area and our Birthday Party Places. Permanent bleachers with a capacity of 800 are located off the pool deck. The Complex is also home to the Thunderbolts Swim Club.

The Thunderslide

The Thunderslide is 73 metres of fun and excitement. It starts with amazing speed from the 10-metre tower and travels a figure-8, emptying with a tremendous splash into the pool. Riders can be seen through the translucent fibreglass material, providing a spectacle for all onlookers.


Our diving tower has three platforms: 5 metre, 7.5 metre and 10 metre, plus two 3-metre and two 1-metre springboards.

The Thunder Bay Diving Club programs provides recreational and competitive diving opportunities, plus Learn-To-Dive-Programs. Visit the Thunder Bay Diving Club for more information.

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist at 807-625-2240 or email


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