Leisure Pool Reopens Sept. 20 as Services Gradually Resume
The Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC) leisure pool reopens today, Sept. 20 as the City continues to gradually and safely reintroduce recreation services.
Other recent expanded services include the reopening of the weight room at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, longer recreation facility hours, and more drop-in and pre-registered opportunities. Links to current activities and schedules are posted at portcoquitlam.ca/restart.
Many people have been eagerly awaiting the return of the PCCC pool, which opened on Mar. 7, 2020 but was closed later that month due to the pandemic. Focused on leisure use, the pool has an accessible sloped entry, lazy river, play features, large hot tub and two 20m leisure swim lanes. Nearby are accessible changerooms, seating and lounge space, a steam room and sauna.
Like the rest of the PCCC, the pool area features a modern, airy design with B.C. wood architectural elements and expansive windows for optimal viewing of the south concourse and direct access to the spray park.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. –1 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 4 – 8 p.m.
Pool hours will gradually be expanded through the fall. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/pools for more information.
The pool and other PCCC amenities will be open during the facility’s Oct. 2 grand opening celebration. Event and facility information can be found at portcoquitlam.ca/pccc.
Provincial Vaccination Requirements
By order of B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), staff at City recreation facilities began to check visitors on Sept. 13 for proof of their first vaccination – the BC Vaccine Card along with photo ID.
The PHO order requires proof of first vaccination for:
- Indoor fitness classes, weight rooms (12 and older)
- Sport activities and arena sports (22 and older)
- Any indoor event/activity attended by 50+ people, such as spectating at a hockey game (12 and older)
At this time, proof of vaccination is not required to participate in:
- Sport activities for age 21 or younger
- Indoor or outdoor pools and aquatic amenities – all ages
- Arenas (but does apply to 22+ ice sport)
- Terry Fox Library – all ages
- Non-recreation civic facilities such as City Hall and Annex, Public Works and Fire Halls
Terry Fox Library staff are available to help residents apply for their BC Vaccine Card.
The underground parkade is now open. 425 underground parking spots are available for three-hour free parking (enforced) for PCCC users only.
West Coast Express commuters are encouraged to:
- take transit to the station
- walk or cycle to the station (view trail map)
- use the park and ride lots in Port Coquitlam or neighbouring cities
The City thanks everyone for their patience and kindness with staff as they carry out these mandatory provincial health protocols. Like all B.C. cities and organizations covered by the PHO order, the City requires proof of vaccinations in order to continue providing recreational services to the public.
For more information, visit portcoquitlam.ca/restart or follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media for updates.
Visit the B.C. government’s website to learn more about places where the BC Vaccine Card is required.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam