All outdoor pools are now closed for the season and will reopen in June 2019.

The City of Thunder Bay is home to three outdoor seasonal pools. These facilities are open from June 29 to the end of August. You can also learn more about our local Beaches and Splash Pads for swim and water play, find out about jobs at Volunteer Pool, Churchill Pool or the Seasonal Outdoor Facilities, and volunteer opportunities at the pools and around the city.

Admission standards

As part of our commitment to providing safe and enjoyable aquatic programs for swimmers of all ages, we enforce the admission standards provided to us by the Ministry of Health. Please keep the following in mind when visiting our pools:

  • There must be one supervising caregiver for every 2 children under the age of 6.
  • There must be one supervising caregiver for every 4 non-swimming children aged 6 to 9.
  • In both cases, the supervising caregiver must be able to give immediate assistance.

If you have any questions please call your local pool.

Art Widnall Pool

820 Minnesota St., 623-1480

Pool amenities

Widnall Pool has:

  • 25 meter L-shaped outdoor pool
  • Diving board
  • Accessible changerooms
  • Wading pool
  • Spray tree
  • Accessible lift
  • Stair entry
  • Slide

Recreational swim schedule

Sundays

Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mondays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Family Swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver)

Thursdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fridays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturdays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rates

There are no fees for using our outdoor facilities.

Swimming lessons

Widnall Pool offers Twoonie lessons every week day from 11:00 to 11:45 am. Classes start the week of July 9 and end August 17. Lessons are taught by Lifesaving Society qualified instructors. It is a great opportunity to learn to swim, become a better swimmer and get some exercise.

Pool rental

Widnall Pool is available for rent in the afternoon throughout the week and on weekends (before, between and after regular swims). Included with every rental is the use of our amenities and lifeguard supervision. Please call us for pool availability at 623-1480.

Regular Rental Rate: $80.85 per hour

Birthday parties

Book a party with us and enjoy exclusive use of pool for one hour followed by pizza (extra pizzas can be ordered) and refreshments on pool deck.

Cost: $154.31 (up to 12 children)

Or, book during regular public swim times and get all of the above for a reduced rate. Cost: $119.88 (up to 12 children)

Special Events

Widnall Pool has these special events this summer:

  • Festival day - August 16. Come out for games, prizes and a free barbeque!
  • Family barbeque night - Every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm Widnall Pool has a free barbeque during our family swim. Kids must have an adult with them.

Dease Street Pool

370 Vickers St. N, 623-6013

Pool amenities

Dease Pool has:

  • 36 meter outdoor pool
  • Stair entry

Recreational swim schedule

Sundays

Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mondays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesdays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Family Swimming 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursdays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver)

Fridays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturdays

Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Rates

There are no fees for using our outdoor facilities.

Special Events

Dease Pool has the following special event this summer:

  • Festival day - Tuesday, July 31 from 1pm to 5pm. Come out for games, prizes and a free barbeque!

Heath Park Pool

1251 Heath St., 475-0522

Pool amenities

Heath Pool has:

  • 37 meter outdoor pool
  • Stair entry into pool
  • 2 Slides

Recreational swim schedule

Sundays

Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mondays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver)

Wednesdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Family Swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursdays

  • Twoonie Lessons 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver)

Fridays

  • Twoonie Lessons 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Length Swimming 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturdays

  • Public swimming 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Public swimming 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Rates

There are no fees for using our outdoor facilities.

Swimming lessons

Heath Pool offers Twoonie lessons Mon/Wed/Fridays from 11:00 to 11:45 am and Tues/Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:15am. Classes start the week of July 9 and end August 17. Lessons are taught by Lifesaving Society qualified instructors. It is a great opportunity to learn to swim, become a better swimmer and get some exercise.

Special Events

Heath Pool has the following special event this summer:

  • Festival day - Wednesday, August 15 from 1pm to 5pm. Come out for games, prizes and a free barbeque!

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