Parks & Recreation

Digital guide for Winter/Spring 2024


Esquimalt Recreation Centre Hours of Operation

View our At-a-glance drop-in schedule 

Regular hours:

  • Reception, Wellness Centre (gym), and Aquatic Facility* : 
    • Monday - Sunday 5:30 am - 10:30 pm 

*POOL SCHEDULE NOTE: During Programs & Family Swim (Sun 3:30-7:00pm:  Mon/Wed 3:00-7:00pm: Tue/Thu/Fri 4:00-7:00pm: & Sat 8:00am-1:00pm) there will be limited public space due to Swimming Lessons. Dedicated space will be set aside for public use, including one lap lane.

The pool & waterfit schedules are subject to change. To view, the live, up to date, pool schedule please visit us HERE.

Winter 2024 registration is open now

  • Winter/Spring Programs (January - June)

  • Winter swim lessons (January - March)
  • Spring swim lessons (April-June) will open March 1, 2024 at 11:00pm

Red Cross to Lifesaving Society                                         

Learn more about the transition from Red Cross swim lessons to Lifesaving Society swim lessons 

Program Call-Out

We're currently looking to expand our program offering for our recreation centre, sports centre, and Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. We're looking for the following programs and activities for our community:

  • Dance classes for youth and adults
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Music & Instruments
  • Cooking
  • Specialized Fitness 
  • Computer classes for adults
  • Public Speaking
  • Baby & Caregiver /  Toddler & Caregiver
  • And more!

Do you have an idea for a program you'd like to run with us? Please submit an application.

Contracted Course Application Form

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. 


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