Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement Project

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This project has been completed. For information and schedules of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre please visit Kamloops.ca/CGAC.

This infrastructure and asset management project has been completed. The Canada Games Aquatic Centre reopened to the public on January 15, 2021.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC) opened to the public in 1993 after hosting the Canada Summer Games, and is a cornerstone of recreation, health, and wellness in the City of Kamloops. As part of the Asset Management Program, the City has completed updates to the facility that will extend the life of the pool envelope and critical operating components. The project also included several components to improve the overall sustainability, accessibility, and functionality of the building.

On Saturday, January 2, the pool will reopen for public swim lessons and competitive swim clubs before opening to the general public on Friday, January 15, provided there are no new restrictions from Public Health Officials. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the protection of residents and staff.

The first public swim is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 7:30–9:30 pm, and registration is required. Swimmers will be able to register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind as of 9:00 am on January 9 and one week in advance of each subsequent public swim. Swim schedules are available at Kamloops.ca/Swim and are subject to change based on Public Health orders.

If you have questions about the CGAC Infrastructure Improvement Project, the reopening, or COVID-19 protocols, visit our FAQ page or use the Q&A tab below to leave us a question.

This infrastructure and asset management project has been completed. The Canada Games Aquatic Centre reopened to the public on January 15, 2021.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC) opened to the public in 1993 after hosting the Canada Summer Games, and is a cornerstone of recreation, health, and wellness in the City of Kamloops. As part of the Asset Management Program, the City has completed updates to the facility that will extend the life of the pool envelope and critical operating components. The project also included several components to improve the overall sustainability, accessibility, and functionality of the building.

On Saturday, January 2, the pool will reopen for public swim lessons and competitive swim clubs before opening to the general public on Friday, January 15, provided there are no new restrictions from Public Health Officials. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the protection of residents and staff.

The first public swim is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 7:30–9:30 pm, and registration is required. Swimmers will be able to register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind as of 9:00 am on January 9 and one week in advance of each subsequent public swim. Swim schedules are available at Kamloops.ca/Swim and are subject to change based on Public Health orders.

If you have questions about the CGAC Infrastructure Improvement Project, the reopening, or COVID-19 protocols, visit our FAQ page or use the Q&A tab below to leave us a question.

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    When the pool reopens, will reservations be required? Will our previous passes be accepted?

    Jorgen Sveistrup asked 4 months ago

    Yes, registration is required for all leisure swims and public swims. You will be able to register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind as of 9:00 am one week in advance of each public swim. The first public swim is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 7:30–9:30 pm, so registration will open at 9:00 am on January 9. The schedules for the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Westsyde Pool are available at Kamloops.ca/Swim and are subject to change based on Public Health orders.

    At this time, most previous passes will be accepted, including passes with a 2020 expiry date. If you have a question about a particularly old pass, please check with the TCC front counter staff.

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    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 over 1 year 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. 

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    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 1 year 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.