Recreation

Recreation services are essential to active, healthy and connected communities, and contribute enormously to Victoria’s vibrancy and resiliency.   

Winter Programs Available for Viewing

Winter registration opens Dec. 5. Start planning your winter recreation activities with us! Program information and drop-in schedules are now available. New swim lesson information available below. Registration for winter programs will open Monday, December 5 at 7 a.m. Check back here for updates.

Winter Programs

Browse our winter program information and find the recreation opportunities that suit you. Current drop-in schedules, effective September 26 - December 16, are listed below with the Fall programing.

Adult Health and Fitness 

Crystal Pool Aquatics Programs

Community Recreation 

Growing in the City

Learn to Skate

Preschool, Child and Youth Programs

Swim Lesson Update

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre is transitioning to Lifesaving Society Swim for Life lessons in January 2023. As part of a change across Canada, the Red Cross is ending its Swimming and Water Safety program and transitioning lessons to the Lifesaving Society.

Swim lessons at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will continue to be available every day of the week. You will not be required to re-take lessons. View the swim lesson conversion chart to find out which level you should register in next.

Registration for winter 2023 swim lessons opens December 5 at 7 a.m.

If Red Cross Swim Level:

Register in Swim for Life Level:

Starfish

Parent and Tot – Jellyfish

Duck

Parent and Tot – Goldfish

Sea Turtle

Parent and Tot – Sea Horse

Sea Otter

Preschool 1 – Octopus
Swimmer 1 (if 5 years+)

Salamander

Preschool 2 – Crab

Swimmer 2 (if 5 years+)

Sunfish

Preschool 3 – Orca

Swimmer 1 (if 5 years+)

Crocodile

Preschool 4 – Sea Lion

Swimmer 1 (if 5 years+)

Whale

Preschool 5 – Narwhal

Swimmer 2 (if 5 years+)

Swim Kids 1

Swimmer 1

Swim Kids 2

Swimmer 2

Swim Kids 3

Swimmer 3

Swim Kids 4
Swim Kids 5

Swimmer 4

 

Swim Kids 6

Swimmer 5

Swim Kids 7

Swimmer 6

Swim Kids 8

Swimmer 7/Rookie Patrol

Swim Kids 9

Swimmer 8/Ranger Patrol

Swim Kids 10

Swimmer 9/Star Patrol

Completion of Swim Kids 10

Bronze Star

Fall Programs

Browse our fall program information and drop-in schedules and find the recreation opportunities that suit you.

Adult Health and Fitness

Crystal Pool Aquatics Programs
Community Recreation
Growing in the City
Preschool, Child and Youth Programs
Learn to Skate

Drop-In Schedules

Crystal Pool Drop-In Schedule (Effective September 26 - December 16)

Drop-In Fitness Classes (Effective September 26 - December 16)

Public Skating - December 2022

 

Service Update Winter Holiday Hours and Closures:

Dec. 24 - 26 – Recreation facilities closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dec 31 -  Recreation facilities close at 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 1 – Recreation facilities closed for New Year’s Day
Feb. 20 – Recreation facilities closed for Family Day

NEW! Growing in the City Programs

Develop your green thumb and enhance our environment with our new Growing in the City programs. Join in-person and virtual workshops to gain skills in gardening, seasonal cooking, habitat restoration, fruit tree care, and much more. Let's learn together and celebrate the Year of the Garden in 2022! See what's available and register by viewing the Growing in the City program guide above.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

The City of Victoria's fitness and aquatics centre is located at 2275 Quadra Street. Enjoy our 50-metre pool, two warm pools, 160-foot water slide, hot tub, weight room, cardio area and more.  Annual, monthly, and 10-punch pass options are available. Learn more at victoria.ca/crystalpool

Royal Athletic Park

A multi-purpose, fully-lit, natural grass stadium, Royal Athletic Park provides practice and playing space for local and visiting teams, and also hosts major sports and special events. Learn more at victoria.ca/RAP.

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Victoria's arena is a state of the art facility. With 7,000 seats, the centre provides a unique variety of public skating programs and special events, as well as ice, dry-floor and meeting room space rentals. Learn more at victoria.ca/arena.

Sports Fields and Courts

Several mixed-use sports fields and tennis and pickleball courts are available throughout Victoria for drop-in use. Some of these outdoor facilities are also available to book. Learn more at victoria.ca/outdoorrecreation.

Parks and Recreation Fees

Fees for admission, facility rentals, equipment rentals, park permits and more are available in the Parks and Recreation Fees Bylaw.

Contact Us

Recreation staff are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Email: crystalpool@victoria.ca   

Phone: 250.361.0732

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