Community Services News

Aquatic Centre – Paid Parking During Fall Fair week

Fall Fair week is almost here!

As in past years, the pool parking lot will become paid parking during the Fall Fair (a fundraiser for a local community group). 

Please bring $4 cash with you.
  • Those who are swimming or using the walking track will be reimbursed when they turn in their ticket at pool reception.
  • Those going to the fair won’t be reimbursed.
Registration for Public Swim is still in effect and the pool is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. To view the Public Swim Schedule, click here. To view the Walking Track Schedule, click here
Register for public swim:
  • Online at,
  • By phone at 250-782-SWIM or 250-784-3604
  • In person at City Hall or the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre during business hours. 

Registration for Public Swim Returns!

You asked and we listened!
  • Registration opens Monday, July 19 at 1:00pm, for public swim during these weeks:
    • July 20 – 23
    • July 26 – 30
    • August 3-6
  • Registration opens Tuesday, August 3 at 1:00pm, for all remaining public swims of the summer. 
We are still operating at reduced capacities through the summer; maximum capacities will vary per swim. We hope this alleviates some of the challenges our valued customers have expressed – we look forward to serving you!
View the swim schedule here.
Payment is due at time of registration (visa/debit cards do not work for phone in payments). Register one of 3 ways:
  1. Online at
  2. By Phone at 250-782-7946 or 250-784-3604
  3. In person at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre (#2 300 Hwy 2) or City Hall (10105 12A St.).

Shell’s Slice of Summer – FREE Event

Join Shell and the City of Dawson Creek for two fun-filled days of games, activities, popcorn, cotton candy and prizes!

FREE FOR ALL AGES! Drop in to one of the times below:

July 21: Enchanted Forest & Faeries

  • 1:15-2:15pm
  • 3:00-4:00pm
  • 4:45-5:45pm
  • 6:30-7:30pm

August 25: Starry Nights Carnival

  • 4:45-5:45pm
  • 6:30-7:30pm
  • 8:15-9:15pm


Shell’s Slice of Summer – Starry Nights Carnival


Join Shell and the City of Dawson Creek for a fun-filled day of games, activities, popcorn, cotton candy and prizes!

A bouncy castle will be on site (closes at 8:30pm). Drop in at one of the times below:

  • 4:45-5:45pm
  • 6:30-7:30pm
  • 8:15-9:15pm

Moving into Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan

We are excited to be moving into Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan (effective July 1).
We will provide regular updates to the public, as we move through the transition to re-open amenities and adjust program capacities over the next few weeks. Please note, this will not be an immediate process and we ask for everyone’s patience during this transition period. 

Operational changes effective July 1, 2021:

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in our programs and facilities. They are recommended for those not fully vaccinated and those who wish to wear one. Please be considerate and respectful of each other.
  • Anyone feeling sick is asked to stay home.
  • Physical barriers will remain in place, directional signage may remain in some facilities.
  • Registration in all programs is now open to everyone (no longer limited to local area residents).
  • Pool specific information:
    • Registration for Public Swim is still in effect as we transition back to drop in, however if space is available we will accept drop in. Please note, the number of spots available for public swim is determined by staffing levels.
    • Spectators allowed in lobby area (not pool deck).
    • Still arrive swim-ready (bathing suit on) as we transition; change rooms available at end of swim.
Further changes will be communicated when available.
We will continue to monitor Public Health Guidelines and adjust our operations accordingly as changes may occur. Staff and Public safety continue to be our number one priority. Thank you to everyone for your continued cooperation and kindness to each other and our staff during this pandemic.
To view Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, visit: