Annual Aquatic Centre Shut Down Commences July 1st

Tue, June 26, 2018

The City’s Recreation Department is looking forward to completing some much-needed repairs to the hot tub and Aquatic building during its annual shut down this year. User groups were consulted and summer months were chosen for the closure to reduce potential impacts. Unfortunately, due to the extent of repairs needed, this will be a longer closure than usual. The closure will commence July 1st, 2018 with an anticipated facility reopening in October.


The Fitness Centre will remain open with limited hours for the majority of the closure, with the exception of August 20th – September 3. Between these dates, the Fitness Centre will be closed for annual maintenance of fitness equipment.


These legacy improvements were included as part of the approved 2018 budget, and will improve both amenities and energy efficiency at the facility. Once these major improvements are made, Management at the Recreation Complex will be looking to implement a maintenance schedule that reduces the length of future annual shut downs.


Residents can follow the City’s Recreation page on Facebook or download the Prince Rupert app to receive notifications on closure dates and progress updates. We apologize for the inconvenience of the closure to the public, and look forward to improved service provision at our re-opening of the Aquatic Centre in the fall.