Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads

Kids at a summer pool

Pool Locations and Schedule

2022 Schedule

Public Swim is FREE. Keep cool and have tons of fun at one of our five outdoor pools this summer!  

* NEW THIS YEAR! Adult Lane Swim (18+) 

$20 clip passes for 10 swims are available for purchase at MacBain Community Centre and Gale Arena.  Adult lane swims available at pools shown below. We will not be accepting money at the pools, you must pre-purchase you passes.

Public Aqua Fit 

Aqua Fit is held at Prince Charles Pool - 6320 Arad St.

Regular Aqua Fit

Mondays at 11:00am - 11:45am from July 4 to August 22 (No class Aug 1)

$35 for 7 Weeks - (Older Adult 60+ Members)

$42 for 7 weeks (Non Members 18+)

OR

Wednesdays at 11:00am to 11:45am from July 6 to August 17

Deep Water Aqua Fit

Monday at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

$49 for 7 weeks (Older Adult 60+ Members)

$56 for 7 weeks Non Member 18+)

Please visit Activenet to sign up and register

Swimming Lessons

We are proud to offer the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program. A complete learn-to-swim program from parents & Tot through to Leadership.

For the full swim lesson schedule and to register for classes, visit Activenet

Swimming Lesson Registration 

 Online - Wednesday June 15 at 9:00am for NF residents

 In person - Thursday, June 16 at 9:00am for NF residents

 Non-resident June 20 at 9:00am for online and in person

Summer Swimming Lessons start July 4, 2022

MacBain Community Centre

Tues and Thurs - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Participants attend both days for four weeks

Monday – Thursday - 4:00 p .m to 7:00 p.m.

One evening for eight weeks

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

One morning for eight weeks

Mitchelson Outdoor Pool - 3800 Springdale Avenue

Monday to Friday Lessons in one week blocks from 9:00am - 12:00pm

July 4 -8

July 11-15

July 18-22

July 25-29

Aug 8-12

Aug 15-19

Leadership Courses - Become a Lifeguard 

Bronze Medallion - Prerequisite: Min 13yrs

$130 - July 11 - 15 - 11:00a .m - 4:00 p .m

Bronze Cross - Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Standard First Aid

$130 - July 23 - 29 - 11:00a .m - 4:00 p .m

National Lifeguard - Prerequisite: Bronze Cross

$300 - Aug 8 - 12 - 9:00a .m - 6:00 p .m

Buck Hinsperger Pool, 3970 Welland St

Opening DateThursday, June 30
Public Swim1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closing DateSunday, August 28

E.E. Mitchelson Pool, 3800 Springdale Av

Opening Date

Thursday, June 30

Adult Lane Swim $12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Swim Lessons

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Public Swim1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closing DateSunday, September 4

F H Leslie Pool, 5250 Valley Way

Opening Date

Weekend of June 25-26

Fully open Thursday, June 30

Adult Lane Swim $12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Public Swim1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closing DateSunday, September 4

Niagara Falls Lions Pool, 4981 Drummond Rd

Opening DateThursday, June 30
Adult Lane Swim $12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Public Swim1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closing DateSunday, August 28

Prince Charles Pool - 6320 Arad St.

Opening DateThursday. June 30
Aqua Fit $

Regular Aqua - 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Deep Water Aqua - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Public Swim1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Closing DateSunday, August 28
Kids playing in a splash pad in the summer

Splash Pads

Opening May 21st, 2022!

We operate seven splash pads throughout the city. Splash pads open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Hours may be extended during heat alerts.)

Watch Mayor Diodati make a splash at FH Leslie!

Splash Pad Locations

  1. Chippawa Lions Park 3970 Welland St
  2. EE Mitchelson Park 3750 Springdale Ave
  3. FH Leslie Park 5250 Valley Way
  4. MacBain Community Centre 7150 Montrose Road
  5. Niagara Falls Lions Park 4981 Drummond Road
  6. Patrick Cummings Memorial Complex 8965 Willoughby Drive
  7. Prince Charles Park 6320 Arad St
Swimming lanes in a pool

Pool Admission Standards & Swim Test

Admission Standards

Admission Standards for public pools were developed by the Office of the Coroner of Ontario to assist lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and the activities of young bathers while they are within the pool enclosure.

The City of Niagara Falls would like to provide the most enjoyable Aquatic Experience for its swimmers.  To do this under the safest conditions, we have implemented the following Admission Standards that are based on recommendations from the Ontario Health Regulations, The Lifesaving Society and Niagara Public Health.

 To Help ensure your children have a safe and enjoyable swimming experience, we use colour-coded wristband procedures to identify swimmers. Please see the Lifeguard to obtain your wristband and complete your swim test.

  • Children 5 years of age and under will receive a red wristband upon entry.
  • Children 6 to 9 years of age will receive a yellow wristband upon entry.
  • Children 6 to 9 years of age can swim alone, given they pass the swim test; they will receive a green wristband.
  • Children 10 years of age and older can swim alone.

Swim Test

To be completed upon every visit: swim (front crawl) a minimum of 3 widths of the pool (or 2 widths at FH Leslie). Upon passing the test swimmers will receive a green wristband.

Children 6 to 9 years of age who are unable to complete the test must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. (Maximum: 2 children for each parent/guardian.)

Children 5 years of age and under may not be admitted unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. (Maximum: 2 children for each parent/guardian.)

A family at a splash pad

FAQs

Program receipts for tax returns, references, etc.

  1. Log in to your ActiveNet account
  2. Select My Account
  3. Select Account History
  4. Insert range of dates and Search.

What type of payments are accepted?

Mastercard or VISA. We are only accepting online payment this year.

Why am I getting the message my 'participant does not meet age requirement'?

  1. You are trying to register a participant that is too young or too old for a particular program. The age requirement for each program is noted in the description.
  2. Make sure you've selected your child's name under Name of Registrant. If it's not listed there, check your ActiveNet account set up and add their name(s) to your family, then complete your registration.

Family members were added, but are not showing up on the account

The names were not saved to the list. Once you have entered a new family member, select Continue (at the bottom of the screen) and when the second screen pops up, click Submit (if it doesn't pop-up check your browser settings for pop-up blockers). See the video below for a tutorial.

Program Cancellation

There was low or no registration. You will be notified and receive a full refund for any programs we have canceled.