Summer Fun Kicks Off in Port Coquitlam As Wading Pools Open

​Splash into summer at Port Coquitlam’s outdoor pools and spray parks this summer. Starting today, June 22 Sun Valley and Routley wading pools are now open.

Port Coquitlam children and youth can stay active and have fun over the summer by purchasing a summer outdoor pool pass for $20 for Robert Hope and Centennial outdoor pools.

Residents can also purchase a One City Pass where outdoor pools are also included, which covers drop-in swimming, skating, fitness, racquetball/squash and all ages gym sports at all City recreation centres and pools. See for pass information.

The following amenities are now open:

  • Spray parks at Castle and Sun Valley Parks, and spray features at Lions Park and Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC), open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  • Centennial, Routley, Sun Valley are now open
  • Robert Hope Pool will open June 27

Hours of Operation (as of July 4)

  • Sun Valley – 1:30-7 p.m. everyday (rentals available every day from 12:15-1:15 p.m.)
  • Routley – 11-4:30 p.m. everyday (rentals available every day from 4:45-5:45 p.m.)
  • Robert Hope – 1-4 / 5-8 p.m. everyday (rentals available Sat/Sun from 12-1 p.m.)
  • Centennial – Sat/Sun 10 a.m. -7:30 p.m. / Mon – Fri 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. / Fitness Classes T/Th 6-7 p.m. and M, W, F 10-11 a.m. (rentals available Sundays from 7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Hours of operation may change by location and can be viewed online at

Residents visiting City outdoor pools are reminded:

  • Supervision and/or swimming ability requirements are in place for children under 7 years of age at all City pools.
  • $2 drop-in fee for all ages except for children 4 years and under and super seniors (80 + Port Coquitlam residents) are free.
  • Sun Valley and Routley wading pools – free admission
  • $6.51 for Aquatic Fitness Classes.
  • Caregivers should supervise children at all times.
  • Listen to the on-duty lifeguards.

The City offers a range of swimming programs for people of all ages and abilities to learn how to swim and how to be safe around water. For more information on indoor and outdoor swimming pool, wading pools and spray parks, please visit

Other free or low-cost outdoor activities available to residents this summer include:

  • More than 271 hectares of park and trails open dawn to dusk, and
  • Summer in the City – The City has a number of events, festivals, programs and activities planned. Visit

Financial Assistance and Program Support Available

The City offers a variety of supports and resources to ensure all residents have the opportunity to get involved in recreation programs. Eligible families can receive a 75 per cent discount on activities, including camps, through the Financial Assistance Program.

Families can also apply for an Individual Child Grant through Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program.

Recreation 1:1 Program Support provides accessible and inclusive opportunities for children or youth in registered activities. Learn more at



Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499