The Future New West Aquatics & Community Centre

Construction on the New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre has started!

We have broken ground on the new aquatics and community centre! In lieu of a traditional groundbreaking ceremony, we captured the official start of construction as a video. Check it out!

Click here to read the full media release.

Construction Information

Programs & Services

Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre will remain open during construction. All programs and services will continue as advertised during the construction period.

Facility users are reminded to arrive early for lessons and programs as parking will be limited and additional time may be required to walk from alternate parking locations.


During construction, there will be no access to the Sixth Avenue parking lot.  On-site parking will be available in the Cumberland Street parking lot. Parking is limited to three hours and will be strictly enforced. We encourage everyone to consider alternate modes of transportation such as walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling.

Please note, new traffic pattern changes in the Cumberland Street parking lot are in effect.

Map of NWACC construction site

For more information, please visit our construction page. 

Construction Update

Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre will be temporarily closed on May 14 due to a planned water shut-off.

8:00 am – 3:45 pm – Facilities Closed
3:45 – 8:00 pm – Facilities Open

Reception will be available throughout the day for inquiries and registration by phone only at 604-526-4281.

Update – June 2020

Construction & Funding Update

Construction on the New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre will be temporarily suspended as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on municipal operations.

Key deliverables have been completed, including the design documents. As the recovery phase of the pandemic continues to evolve and the financial impacts are more fully understood, New Westminster City Council will re-evaluate the situation and provide further direction on construction timelines this fall.

The City of New Westminster has also been recently informed that its grant application to the Community, Culture and Recreation Federal/Provincial bilateral funding stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) was unsuccessful.

As a result of this funding outcome, and in accordance with Council’s prior decisions regarding the project scope and its contingency upon significant grant funding, the final design has focused on the Community Recreation Facility option.  This option includes an eight-lane 50 m pool with two moveable bulkheads, a moveable floor, and spectator seating to maximize flexibility and use of this space.  This will include the ability to host local swim competitions.

Click here to read the full media release.