Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement Project

March 2020 —The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the timeline for this project. Please subscribe to the project to receive updates.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre opened to the public in 1993 after hosting the Canada Summer Games. The building envelope (walls and roof), mechanical; electrical; and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems have all been well maintained, but they are original to the building and are near or past their expected design life.

As part of the Asset Management Program, the City will be proceeding with updates to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre that will extend the life of the pool envelope and critical operating components. The project will also include several components to improve the overall sustainability, accessibility, and functionality of the building.

The construction and repairs of the infrastructure necessitates the closure of the pool, the wet changerooms, and the dry changerooms/washrooms near the reception area, from June 25, 2020 through January 2, 2021.

The scope of the project includes:

  • replacing the complete building envelope (roof and walls)
  • replacing the mechanical system
  • replacing the electrical system
  • replacing the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system
  • replacing the lighting with LED fixtures
  • replacing the boilers with energy-efficient options
  • repainting the interior pool walls and ceiling, offices, and other spaces
  • constructing a new east entrance to create improved accessibility and security
  • replacing and modernizing the change rooms and common areas to improve inclusivity, accessibility, safety, and security
  • replacing the hot tub, sauna, and steam room with more energy-efficient options
  • installing a public address system, improving public safety communications

March 2020 —The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the timeline for this project. Please subscribe to the project to receive updates.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre opened to the public in 1993 after hosting the Canada Summer Games. The building envelope (walls and roof), mechanical; electrical; and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems have all been well maintained, but they are original to the building and are near or past their expected design life.

As part of the Asset Management Program, the City will be proceeding with updates to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre that will extend the life of the pool envelope and critical operating components. The project will also include several components to improve the overall sustainability, accessibility, and functionality of the building.

The construction and repairs of the infrastructure necessitates the closure of the pool, the wet changerooms, and the dry changerooms/washrooms near the reception area, from June 25, 2020 through January 2, 2021.

The scope of the project includes:

  • replacing the complete building envelope (roof and walls)
  • replacing the mechanical system
  • replacing the electrical system
  • replacing the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system
  • replacing the lighting with LED fixtures
  • replacing the boilers with energy-efficient options
  • repainting the interior pool walls and ceiling, offices, and other spaces
  • constructing a new east entrance to create improved accessibility and security
  • replacing and modernizing the change rooms and common areas to improve inclusivity, accessibility, safety, and security
  • replacing the hot tub, sauna, and steam room with more energy-efficient options
  • installing a public address system, improving public safety communications

If you have a question about the Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement Project, or how it may affect you, please ask it here. 

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Q&A

  • What are the specific dates for the closure of Hillside Stadium? Will this include a full closure of the track as well?

    qcaitlin asked about 1 month ago

    We are planning to install the new turf between June 3 and July 9. There will be intermittent track closures during this period, but we are trying to avoid a full closure, if possible.

  • Can we get rid of the chlorine and go back to the original salt water concept please? We stopped going there after it changed.

    James Falco asked about 2 months ago

    Direct source chlorine provides a more consistent cleaning of the water in a larger tank than the salt water operation, but both methods use the same amount of chlorine. The challenge with salt water is that it causes a great deal more corrosion and rust in the building than direct source chlorine—similar to living by the sea—which resulted in higher maintenance costs. 

  • Could the City please let the public know exactly who the contractors AND Consulting Engineers will be - throughout the duration of this fine project. We wish to know who to 'thank'.

    HWD asked about 2 months ago

    The City is utilizing an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model to deliver this project, which brings all project partners together early in the design stages to develop the project plan collaboratively. This approach provides certainty in costs and timelines and has proven successful in optimizing project results; increasing value to the owner; reducing waste; and maximizing efficiency through all phase of design, fabrication, and construction. The IPD team includes:

    Consultants
    • Architect: Group2 Architecture and Interior Design Ltd.
    • Structural Engineer: WSP Canada Inc.
    • Building Envelope Engineer: Entuitive Corporation.
    • Mechanical Engineer: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
    • Electrical Engineer: WSP Canada Inc.
    Contractors
    • General Contractor: Chandos Construction Ltd.
    • Roofing/Envelope Contractor: Western Roofing Master Roofers Ltd.
    • Mechanical Contractor: Interior Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
    • Electrical Contractor: AltaPro Electric Ltd.

  • what happens with swimming lessons

    Boopsy01 asked 2 months ago

    The spring lesson set will not be impacted by this closure, as it ends on May 24 (weekend lessons) and May 26 (weekday lessons). Lesson schedules will be available on PerfectMind and will be published in the Spring & Summer Activity Guide on March 6, 2020.

    Summer and fall lesson programs will be limited by availability; however, the City will try to minimize impacts by extending the hours at Brock Pool and Westsyde Pool. Summer lesson schedules will be available at Kamloops.ca/Swim in April 2020. Fall lesson schedules will be published in the Fall Activity Guide in August 2020.