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Dreamiest swimming pools across Canada to cool off in this summer

Jump in!

Jump in!

Vancouver's Kitsilano Pool (Credit: iStock/Getty Images)

Note: Due to COVID-19, some of these swimming pools may have reduced hours or require reservations in advance. Be sure to check their websites for updates.

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, B.C.

The Waegwoltic Club, Halifax, N.S.

Sunnyside & Gus Ryder Pool, Toronto, Ont.

Piscine Marina St-Roch, Quebec City, Que. 

Kildonan Park, Winnipeg, Man.

Banff Upper Hot Springs Pool, Banff, Alta.

Massey Park Pool, Regina, Sask.

Kensington Outdoor Pool, Burnaby, B.C.

Blue Dolphin Pool, Meaford, Ont. 

Parc Aquatique Jean-Drapeau, Longueuil, Que.

Saltwater Pool and Bathhouse, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

George Ward Pool, Saskatoon, Sask.

Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver, B.C.

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool, Edmonton, Alta.

Lion's Pool, Bedford, N.S.

Maple Grove Pool, Maple Grove Park, Vancouver, B.C.

High Park Swimming Pool, Toronto, Ont.

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

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