Pool reopenings during COVID-19

Churchill Pool is now open!

Churchill Pool is now offering Lengths and Family Swims by appointment only.  Please call the pool at 577-2538 to book your swim time. 

Canada Games Complex 

The Canada Games Complex has been approved to reopen later in September, subject to a successful public health inspection. 

  • Initial activities will include family/small group swims, senior swims, aquabic fitness, lane swims, aquatic club/pool rentals, fitness classes and fitness areas including track (with appropriate social distancing)
  • No access to sauna or hot tub

Volunteer Pool

Volunteer Pool is currently closed. Updates on reopening plans will be announced as they become available.

Program Registration

Registration for fall aquatics and fitness programming will open on September 17. Call 625-8463 to register. 

Spring Program Credits

Spring program credits have been applied to your account and can be used for future programming when our facilities re-open. This credit can be used towards any City Recreational Programs in the future.  Clients wishing to request a refund instead of a credit to their account may call 625-2227 or 684-3323. Please leave a voicemail or email communityservices@thunderbay.ca with contact information only.  Please do not leave credit card information over voicemail or email- staff will get back to you.  Refunds may take 3-4 weeks to process. 

Memberships will automatically be extended for the lesser of the duration of the facility closure or remaining membership term as of March 17.  

Canada Games Complex

The Canada Games Complex offers an opportunity to participate in a variety of social, recreational, competitive, instructional and therapeutic activities. We operate a unique, accessible, multi-purpose community facility in a safe and enjoyable environment. The Complex is Thunder Bay's premier aquatic facility. For more information contact 807-684-3311.

We also have a flexible recreation swim schedule to accommodate community needs every day of the week. Take a look at the user policy for more information on swim types, age restrictions and other helpful information.

Sir Winston Churchill and Volunteer Pools

Churchill Community Pool and Volunteer Pool provide swimming opportunities for all ages. The City's Recreation & Culture Division operates these two indoor community-based swimming facilities in addition to the Canada Games Complex. These pools provide recreational public swims and structured swimming lessons. Every child deserves to learn how to swim, especially in a city surrounded by lakes! The best place to learn how to swim is in the water.

Swim programs

Read descriptions of the swim programs offered by the City at our pools. The current swimming lessons schedule can be found in the Key recreation guide. To register, contact the pool where the lessons will be held.

Outdoor pools

The City's outdoor swimming pools include Heath Park Pool and Art Widnall Pool. These pools offer public swimming and lessons, and are available for rental during their seasonal operations.

Beaches and splash pads

The City also has supervised swim areas at Boulevard Lake and Chippewa Park and has many splash pads around available around the city to help you cool off and have some water fun.

Other pools

  • Lakehead University Pool, call 807-343-8656
  • Hotel pools are located at various locations throughout the city
  • For more information, look under Swimming Pools - Public, in the Yellow Pages

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