Parks & Recreation

Pool Updates:

November 30, 2021 - Schedule changes Sunday Dec 5th and 12th

  • Opening at 9am
  • 9am-12pm LESSONS ONLY
  • 12:00-1:00pm Family + Lengths
  • 1:00-3:30pm Everyone Welcome
  • 3:30-6:30pm LESSONS/CLUBS ONLY
  • 6:30-9:00pm Family + Programs
  • 9:00-10:30pm Adult Swim

Due to staffing shortages we have made the above changes in hopes to reduce the amount of uncertainty for both the public and staff.  The following will be a result of these changes: 

  • Men's and Women's changeroom gates will be locked and program participants may access through the Family Changeroom
  • Parents will not be able to swim during lessons
  • Children will not be able to swim before/after lessons
  • Hot Tub, Tot Pool, Steam/Sauna will all be closed during the lesson/clubs times 

November 23, 2021 - Vaccine requirements 

Effective immediately, proof of double vaccination will be required for all spectators who wish to be on the pool deck.  Valid proof of vaccination acceptable: QR code and goverment issued ID.  

Winter 2022 Registration Dates:

Winter program offerings (everything but swimming lessons)
VIEW online November 15:
*ONLINE registration opens Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00 AM
*PHONE and IN PERSON registrations open Wednesday, December 1st at 5:30 AM

Winter Swimming Lessons:
VIEW online December 3rd:
*ONLINE registration opens Wednesday, December 15th at 12:00 AM
*PHONE and IN PERSON registrations open Wednesday, December 15th at 5:30 AM

Christmas Tree Village 

Application deadline is November 26, 2021. See details and application information.

Esquimalt Recreation Centre hours of operation:

  • Facility & reception: Monday - Sunday  5:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Gym: Monday - Sunday  5:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Aquatics Facilty: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
    • Saturday 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
    • Sunday 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Aquatics Drop In Schedule

Due to high call volumes we may not be able to get to all calls as fast as we used to.  During expected registrations and busier times, we increase staffing to help allievate long wait times. Your patience is appreciated as we navigate through these challenges. 

Our mission is to work in partnership with our residents, organizations and other municipalities, to develop a healthy and active community by ensuring access to recreation, parks, community development programs and services.

Tell us how we are doing... complete a client satisfaction survey at any time to let us know about your experience with our staff, programs and facilities. 


September 13, 2021 to January 31, 2022
By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) as of September 13, 2021, proof of vaccination (one dose) will be REQUIRED for some of our programs and events. By October 24, proof of two vaccinations will be required.   Proof of vaccine required... Read More
July 6, 2021
As per PHO orders, the province advanced to Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan effective July 1st.  As the province moves through the ReStart Plan, Esquimalt Recreation will continue to monitor health orders and guidelines.  We are making every effort to... Read More