Chetwynd & District Leisure Pool
4552 North Access Road
The Chetwynd & District Leisure Pool was under construction in 1989/90 and was officially opened Saturday, May 19, 1990. The facility was designed by Camrec Consultants at the cost of 3 million dollars and the project took approximately 10 months from start to finish.
Funding for the pool came from various contributors and donors. There was a pool fund raising committee that spear-headed the project. Go BC grants, taxpayers, businesses and companies from the community as well as private citizens all contributed to the cause of fund raising.
The Chetwynd & District Leisure Pool is owned by the Peace River Regional “E” District and operated and maintained by the District of Chetwynd.
On September 13, 2010, the Official Grand Opening of the expansion takes place to thank all those involved with ribbon cutting at 4:30pm. The Recreaton Centre and Leisue Pool become one large complex blending the two facilities and adding in squash courts, running track, climbing wall, meeting rooms and expanding our weightroom to 4000sp ft. Several other areas of the buiding were updated at the same time to include expanded food services, create 2 new hockey dressing rooms and to expand 2 others.
In December 2010, the facility saw the addition of a waterslide. The slide is ideal for swimmers and non-swimmer as it drops down into a flume/channel, not into the swimming pool itself. The slide is over 3 stories high and is 53 metres in length.
As well there is a large whirlpool ranging in depths from 0” to 3’; sauna and viewing deck complete with patio chairs and tables.
The changerooms are spacious with everything that one would need are in them. There is a separate male and female changeroom as well as a third changeroom for families.
The temperature of the whirlpool is maintained at 104 F; the main pool at 86 F and the sauna at 110 F.
In the fall of 2010, a 3 story waterslide was added to the facility. Ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers as the landing comes down into its own “flume” or channel, thus not dropping into the pool itself!
Manager of Leisure & Facility Services