Dreamiest swimming pools across Canada to cool off in this summer

Jump in!

Jump in!

A large turquoise public pool overlooking the ocean, with the Vancouver skyline in the background.
Vancouver's Kitsilano Pool (Credit: iStock/Getty Images)

We may be better known for our gorgeous Great Lakes and covetable coasts complete with ocean views, but luckily for those of us who are a little more landlocked, Canada sure doesn't skimp in the swimming pool department, either. As soon as the summer sun starts to make its appearance, Canadians flock to secure that prime poolside real estate at the local park or community centre. And nothing feels better than that first jump into those soothing, cool waters after a long, snowy winter!

Behold, the most refreshing, pic-worthy pools open to the public from all across Canada — so dreamy and crystal clear, you can't help but dip your toes in!

Second Beach Pool, Vancouver

Sunnyside & Gus Ryder Pool, Toronto

Piscine Marina St-Roch, Quebec City

Kildonan Park, Winnipeg

Banff Upper Hot Springs Pool, Banff, Alta.

Massey Park Pool, Regina

Kensington Outdoor Pool, Burnaby, B.C.

Blue Dolphin Pool, Meaford, Ont. 

Parc Aquatique Jean-Drapeau, Longueuil, Que.

Saltwater Pool and Bathhouse, Fundy National Park, N.B.

George Ward Pool, Saskatoon

Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool, Edmonton [closed for renovations]

Lion's Pool, Bedford, N.S.

Maple Grove Pool, Maple Grove Park, Vancouver

High Park Swimming Pool, Toronto

This article was originally published on June 4, 2017 as part of a Canada 150 series called #CanadaGem.

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