Halifax Commons Pool

The NEW Halifax Commons pool is located on the Halifax mainland commons between Cogswell Street and Bell Road. The pool will offer a 25m five lane pool, three climbing walls, beach entry with play features and large universal changerooms. The pool will offer a variety of activities such as lane swimming, swimming lessons and open swims. 

The Halifax Commons Pool opened on July 6, with the first swim at 1 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. on August 31 for the 2023 season. 

Fee Structure/Memberships

Access to lane swimming and open swims will be free of charge on a first come bases. Color bracelets will be handed out for each swim, bracelets for the different times can picked up starting at 10am. A maximum of 5 bracelets, will be provided to any one individual for one designated time. Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool at the end of each swim to allow the next group to access the pool.

A fee will be charged for programs such as swimming lessons, rentals and aquatic sports (Lifesaving sport, waterpolo, swim team, etc).


  • The commons pool will have universal change rooms with individual and family cubicles. There will also be accessible cubicles available for use.

  • Lockers are available for day use only. Bring your own lock, but don't forget to take it with you when you leave. Locks will be cut off at the end of each day and items placed in storage.

Adaptive equipment

We're pleased to offer the following adaptive equipment at the commons pool:

  • lifejackets
  • pool lift
  • aquatic wheelchair

Age Guideline

Children 6 an under

  • Children 6 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian (18 years or older) with-in arms reach at all times, to a maximum of 3 children per adult.

children between 7 and 11

  • Children between the ages of 7 an 11 must have a parent or guardian (18 years or older), at the facility while in case of emergency.

Youth 12 - 17

  • Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 can use the facility on their own, but cannot act as a guardian for children 11 and under.

Activity Booking

No pre-bookings are required to access the commons pool, access is free on a first come basis.

Inclement Weather

The Halifax Commons Outdoor pool will remain open at all times, with the exception of thunder and lightning storms.

Halifax Common outdoor pool flyover render

Halifax Commons Outdoor Pool Schedule: Monday - Friday

Time Activity
Time Activity
7:00am-8:00pm Lane Swimming
10:00am - 11:30pm Open swim
12:00pm - 1:15pm Open Swim
1:30pm - 2:45pm Open Swim
3:00-4:00pm Open Swim
4:15pm-5:30pm Open Swim
5:45pm-7:00pm Open Swim
7:15pm-8:00pm Open Swim

Halifax Commons Outdoor Pool Schedule: Saturday/Sunday

Time Activity
Time Activity
10:00am-7:30pm Lane Swimming
10:00am-11:15am Open Swim
11:30pm-12:45pm Open Swim
1:00pm-2:15pm Open Swim
2:30pm-3:45pm Open Swim
4:00pm-5:15pm Open Swim
5:30pm-6:30pm Open Swim
6:30pm - 7:30pm Open Swim