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This page is your space to find out what's being offered, how to book and learn what you need to know before you go to any SCRD recreation facility.

Remember - It’s never too late to be active and getting started is easier than you might think!

Check out the links on the right for

Dates that recreation information is being published in the Coast Reporter

Direct web links to activities being offered this Winter

All important information on how to book activities online, by phone and in-person.

Current guidelines that are in place due to COVID-19

Got a question Ask it below and our staff will respond to you directly.







This page is your space to find out what's being offered, how to book and learn what you need to know before you go to any SCRD recreation facility.

Remember - It’s never too late to be active and getting started is easier than you might think!

Check out the links on the right for

Dates that recreation information is being published in the Coast Reporter

Direct web links to activities being offered this Winter

All important information on how to book activities online, by phone and in-person.

Current guidelines that are in place due to COVID-19

Got a question Ask it below and our staff will respond to you directly.







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    Why does the Gibsons pool close at 1pm? It would be nice to take the kids swimming after school or after dinner.

    Quinn asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your email.

    The SCRD is experiencing a lifeguard labour shortage that is being felt across the Province which has resulted in reduced hours. This shortage has resulted in reduced hours and closures in other jurisdictions as well. As a result of this labour shortage,    effective Sunday, January 16, the following hours will be in place at the three swimming pools operated by the SCRD in order to balance service offerings across the Sunshine Coast. These hours will make it possible for you to take your kids swimming at the Gibsons Pool after school or after dinner on Mondays and swimming on Sundays.

    Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility
    Monday – 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. /    2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   
    Tuesday to Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Saturday – Closed
    Sunday –   10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   

    Sechelt Aquatic Centre
    Monday – 6:00 a.m. to    1:30 p.m.   
    Tuesday to Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday –   Closed   

    Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre    (no change to current hours)
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Monday to Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Visit this page to read the News Release and Frequently Asked Questions.

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    Is there water aerobics in Gibsons ? And where would I find the schedule?

    Niki asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your email.

    Yes! There are aquatic fitness classes happening at the Gibsons Pool. At this time, there is an Aquafit Class being offered from 9:00 am - 9:50 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change and it is always best to check online where we publish up-to-date schedules or you can call 604-885-6801 to check with our front desk.

      The Gibsons Pool Aquatic Fitness schedule can be found online.
    Scroll to the part of the page that says AQUATIC FITNESS,
    Click on the SCHEDULE - Drop-in - Aquatic Fitness - Effective January 4.

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    If we have never done swim lessons before…. Do I just guess the level based on the description? I’m only deciding between level 1 and 2 for my 6 year old. Also are there preschool swim lessons ? Thanks !

    Shayla asked 8 months ago

    Hi there,

    You can phone any of the pools operated by the SCRD and ask to speak with an aquatic supervisor - they can help you figure out what level a child should register in.  If they are unable to figure it out, they can set up a time to come in for a quick evaluation with a swim instructor to see what level to register in. 

    And yes - the SCRD has got preschool swim lessons. 

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    I have a 13 year old son who wants to take swimming lessons to eventually get him to his lifeguard. However, we are unsure which level he would be in. He took lessons over 3 years in Ontario. Is there some sort of assessment test to determine which level? He's quite a good swimmer. Thank you.

    Vivian asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    We can arrange a swim assessment with our aquatic staff for your son to clarify what swim level he should take next.  Please call the Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility 604-885-6867 to arrange a date and time.

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    What is the status regarding vaccine passports? A week ago this website had a paragraph suggesting this may become a condition for use of gym facilities. I have been a regular user but held off renewing my Mypass as I will not ever have this passport.

    august vermassen asked 11 months ago

    Hi there,

    We issued a news release yesterday which outlines how the Provincial Health Order will affect recreation users. You can find it here: scrd.ca/files/File/Administration/News/2021-September-14%20-%20Vaccination%20Cards%20%26%20SCRD%20Recreation.pdf

    UPDATE: Since our news release was issued on September 14, there have been some changes to the vaccination passport requirements. Please visit www.scrd.ca/recreation-restart for the latest updates.

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    What is Fitness 13+ years

    dalestewart@dccnet.com asked 11 months ago

    Drop-in activities have some age restrictions. Fitness 13+ years means that these drop-in classes are for people 13 years old and older.

    • Drop-in fitness and aquatic fitness classes are for ages 13+ years.
    • Drop-in skating is for all ages.
    • Drop-in court usage (squash & racquetball) is for ages 8+ years.
    • Drop-in swims are for all ages, but keep in mind that children  under the age of 7 years must be within arm's reach of a responsible adult.
    • Drop-in weight room usage is for ages 16+ years. Youth that are 13 - 15 years old may use the weight room if they are accompanied by an adult or if they have completed a weight room orientation.
    • Drop-in hockey is for ages 13+ years.

    Thank you for your question.


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    Could the rec guide also be in a digital format instead of just printed in the newspaper? Just digitize whatever you put in the newspaper and have it up on the scrd Rec site. Thanks.

    Pippa asked 11 months ago

    Hi there - thanks for your question and suggestion! It is now available to view on the right panel of the page. Have also included it below in PDF format. Hope it works for you.

Page last updated: 18 Aug 2022, 12:43 PM