Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
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Pilgrimgreen
Harpenden, UK237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Really enjoyed our family afternoon here - kids loved, as did we. It’s a great pool with slides, waves, a lazy river and an area for little ones. The diving boards & hot tub are an added bonus. There was also a lanes pool but we didn’t use that. Fantastic value too. Would visit again. Recommended !
Written August 19, 2022
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Daniel R
Moncton, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Nanaimo has a great aquatic centre, it has a number of pools, including a wave pool.

I went swimming there one morning when it opened at 6am (convenient when you wake up very early from jet lag) and was very happy with doing laps in the 50m pool. There were a number of locals there and it is clearly a well-loved facility.

This would be a great place to take the kids too as they have a number of suitable facilities for children.
Written December 7, 2016
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metaungulate
Nanaimo, Canada1,129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I've been to a lot of similar places around the world, but the NAC definitely ranks among the best. The entire facility is superlative, modern, ultraclean, spacious, airy, feature-packed for the whole family, magnificently maintained, and extremely well supervised.

In fact, the only detriment I could find is not the fault of the facility in any way. The cafe area tends to attract groups of teenagers who laze around the tables turning the air blue with swearwords. Literally one four letter word per SECOND for hours! Given that this place is frequented by countless numbers of children, these rude animals should be kicked out and barred!
Written December 16, 2019
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charlie macIntosh
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
this place is certainly family friendly. they have family change rooms, a play area for babies to little kids so they don't get trampled, and also toys everywhere for children! its also a VERY wheelchair accessible facility. it's right next to a high school so sometimes right after 3:00 pm on business days, but the high schoolers won't hurt anyone, this was just an explanation for the amount of teenagers you may find. overall, love the environment, two diving boards, hot tub, sauna and slides to experience joy!
Written November 5, 2019
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Libster5
Catrine, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Flumes, wave machine, diving boards, hot tub and sauna. Water warm in fun pool but colder in main diving pool. On site cafe and shop. Great place for kids to chill out.
Written October 21, 2017
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Robin T
Tofino, Canada37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I enjoy swimming 1 to 1.5 kilometres and this facility almost always has 25 metre lanes available. They also offer 50 metre lanes early on Saturday and Sunday mornings. However, I would like 50 metre lanes to be available at later times as well. I live about two hours away (there are no swimming facilities where I live for keen swimmers) and I cannot make it to NAC early in the morning.

NAC also offers great areas for children and families. it has a good sized steam room, a good sized sauna, and a large whirlpool.

Wished I lived closer . . .
Written September 1, 2017
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FarAway790938
North Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Staff is friendly and the facilities are clean. The lane swimming pool is not crowded so you have a lot of space.
The hot tub is always crowded specially on the weekends
Written December 24, 2023
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vacationaholic
Central Oregon, OR429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited here with a family of 4. We paid for a family pass which set us back (I think) $14 (Canadian), which was super awesome because we hadn't checked prices before going and I was expecting to pay around $100. Our closest waterpark where we live costs us around $150 for the family, for the day, so this felt like a steal.

Anyway, some things to consider - they have a full swim shop but their prices are a bit much. You need to pay .25 for a locker token and you need a token each time you need to lock your locker. Lock everything up! Staff there said theft can be a problem and I was advised to lock it all up - towels, sandals, etc).

We spent about 4 hrs here and we had a blast.
Written August 30, 2019
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melissa s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
beautiful place, highly recommended. really nice staff and great for the whole family! all of my friends and i enjoyed this swimming place.
Written September 21, 2018
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Charlotte
Airdrie, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
The hours are great, the prices are even better. Between the slides, the waves, the dive tank, hot tub, lazy river ... we go often and its always a blast !
Written July 18, 2017
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