Aquatic facilities are vital to a vibrant community. The future New West Aquatic and Community Centre is designed to foster connection, offering safe and welcoming spaces for the community to swim, play, work-out, socialize, and experience nature.
The design was driven by a two-year community engagement process, prioritizing accessibility for people of all ages and abilities, as well as the flexibility to future-proof the facility. The centre includes a four-pool aquatic centre with sauna and steam rooms, universal washrooms and change rooms, a fitness centre, gymnasia, community rooms, licensed childcare, administrative offices, as well as significant new plazas and greenspaces.
Expected to open to the public in 2024, the future New Westminster Aquatic and Community Centre is set to be Canada’s first Zero Carbon-certified aquatic centre, aiming for a 90% reduction in GHG emissions and eliminating fossil fuels emissions completely.