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Mapping the Best Outdoor Pools Across Vancouver

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There is no better way to beat the heat of summer than taking a dip in an outdoor pool. In a city surrounded by nature, it is no surprise that some of Vancouver's outdoor pools are not just for cooling down -- they also boast impressive views of the harbor, mountains and city, easily turning that chill out session into a mini vacation. Tell us in the comments section which one is your favorite.

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1. Kitsilano Pool

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2305 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6K, Canada

An obvious choice, Kitsilano Pool tops the list of Vancouver's best outdoor swimming pools. The turquoise coloured salt water will make you feel like you're swimming in the Caribbean. The mountain, ocean and city views are also worth mentioning.

2. Second Beach Pool

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8501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver
BC V6G 3E2, Canada
(604) 681-8029
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Tucked away on the cusp of Stanley Park, Second Beach pool is a heated pool overlooking the Pacific.

3. New Brighton Park Pool

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3201 New Brighton Rd, Vancouver
BC, Canada

Located over in East Vancouver, north of the PNE grounds, this outdoor pool is typically less populated vs. Kits or Second Beach Pool. The views of the North Shore are pretty impressive.

4. Hillcrest

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4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
BC V5Y 2M4, Canada

One of Vancouver's newest outdoor pools, Hillcrest is located next to Queen Elizabeth Park and was even a 2010 Olympic Games facility.

5. Maple Grove Pool

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6875 Yew Street, Vancouver
BC V6P 5W2, Canada

Maple Grove is an outdoor heated pool located in Kerrisdale. It is only a shallow pool so expect lots of kidlets running around.

1. Kitsilano Pool

2305 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K, Canada

An obvious choice, Kitsilano Pool tops the list of Vancouver's best outdoor swimming pools. The turquoise coloured salt water will make you feel like you're swimming in the Caribbean. The mountain, ocean and city views are also worth mentioning.

2305 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6K, Canada

2. Second Beach Pool

8501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada

Tucked away on the cusp of Stanley Park, Second Beach pool is a heated pool overlooking the Pacific.

8501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver
BC V6G 3E2, Canada

3. New Brighton Park Pool

3201 New Brighton Rd, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Located over in East Vancouver, north of the PNE grounds, this outdoor pool is typically less populated vs. Kits or Second Beach Pool. The views of the North Shore are pretty impressive.

3201 New Brighton Rd, Vancouver
BC, Canada

4. Hillcrest

4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4, Canada

One of Vancouver's newest outdoor pools, Hillcrest is located next to Queen Elizabeth Park and was even a 2010 Olympic Games facility.

4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
BC V5Y 2M4, Canada

5. Maple Grove Pool

6875 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 5W2, Canada

Maple Grove is an outdoor heated pool located in Kerrisdale. It is only a shallow pool so expect lots of kidlets running around.

6875 Yew Street, Vancouver
BC V6P 5W2, Canada