Cowichan Aquatic Centre’s Leisure Pool to Reopen

(North Cowichan, BC) – The leisure pool at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Tuesday, April 6, allowing for increased capacity in current programs, including length swimming, water fitness classes, family POD sessions, and access to the lazy river. Programming will continue to expand in the coming months, in accordance with Public Health Orders, to include swimming lessons, camps, career training programs, rehabilitation services, and more.

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre closed one year ago, on March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the closure, a major retrofit and expansion project of the Aquatic Centre was completed. Last October, the competition pool (25-metre lap pool) and fitness area reopened, beginning our phased and gradual resumption of services under a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

“The leisure pool fulfills an important recreational and health need for many in our community, and I am so pleased to announce its reopening,” says Mayor Al Siebring. “Our recreational facilities have been greatly affected by the pandemic, and our team continues to adjust their COVID-19 Safety Plans to meet emergent and changing Provincial Health Orders. New safety equipment and protocols, increased sanitation of surfaces, and decreased capacity are all part of the safety-first plan.”

Residents can pre-register for programs taking place in the leisure pool beginning on Tuesday, March 23. Program and class details can be found at and registration is available at or by calling 250-746-7665.


Media Contact:         
Al Siebring, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan
T 250.746.3117