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Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

We are excited to welcome everyone back!

On Saturday, September 12, the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre will begin their phased re-opening with a limited public swim schedule and enhanced safety protocols. To ensure the number of people in the building is below 50 (per the Provincial Health Order), customers must register in advance for public swim:

  1. Register online at
  2. Register by phone at 250-782-7946.
  3. Register in person at City Hall, Community Services Office (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm).

At this time, there are no swim or fitness classes being offered. 

Aquatic staff have prepared the facility to operate during the unique circumstances of a pandemic. We are opening in a slow and progressive manner, in line with guidelines from the Province of BC, Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Northern Health, BCRPA and the Lifesaving Society of BC. 

It is important that everyone is aware of their current health before coming; if you are sick, don’t come swimming. Learn what you need to know (safety protocol, schedules, registration) before arriving, by clicking here and watching the video below. 

Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre Opening on September 12

The Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre will be re-opening on September 12 and we are excited to welcome everyone back!

We are opening with a limited 5-day swim schedule (Phase One) which will last for approximately 4-6 weeks at which time we will re-evaluate. Depending on the changing situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our goal is to move to a 7 day per week schedule. 

Due to the protocols required and health measures in place, public swim will be limited to 40 people only. Public swim will by registration only and set up in 80 minute blocks of time; everyone wishing to attend MUST be registered for it (including babies) as it counts towards our capacity of 40 people. 

We will also be introducing a new pilot program – a Sensory Friendly Swim – which will be open to everyone who may have sensory issues or just want a quiet swim time. 

For a summary of what’s happening click here

New Summer Programs Added

We’re excited to announce we’ve added some new programs to our summer schedule! Don’t delay, register today!

  • Enchanted Forest & Faeries Preschool Party (September 1 at 10am or 1pm). $9.00
  • Mini Sports for Preschoolers (new session added starting August 31). $35.00
  • Archery Camp (Ages 7½ – 12 years). $110.80

To view the full summer program schedule, click here. 

Space still available in some programs. You can view and register for programs online at or call us at 250-784-3604. 

Summer Programs Update

A reminder that registration for summer programs is OPEN and we have some great classes for you! Don’t worry, we have extra safety precautions and protocols in place as we work to restart recreation. It’s going to be LOTS OF FUN!  

We’ve got:

  • A great lunch-time conditioning class for Adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays (for all fitness abilities, including beginners)
  • A 5-day conditioning camp for youth 
  • A 5-day golf camp for youth
  • 2 preschool programs (Kangaroo Kids and Mini Sports)

For the full list of programs, prices, dates and details, check out our Summer 2020 Recreation Flyer or view courses online at 

To encourage physical distancing and limit contact, we encourage everyone to either:

  1. Register online at, OR,
  2. Register by phone at 250-784-3604. 

If either of those options don’t work, come down to the Community Services Office, located at City Hall, to register in person. Payment is due at time of registration.