The Future New West Aquatics & Community Centre

Welcome to the future New West Aquatics and Community Centre website – the source for information as we plan for the replacement of the Canada Games Pool (CGP) and Centennial Community Centre (CCC). These facilities are an important part of active, healthy living in New Westminster, and their replacement has been identified as a key community priority.

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. 

Construction on the New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre will be starting April 2021!

The new aquatics and community centre will be built adjacent to Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre where the Sixth Avenue parking lot is currently located. Starting April 6, 2021, there will be no access to the Sixth Avenue parking lot. 

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.

Parking

During construction, 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 come into effect on April 7, 2021.

Traffic flow changes to Cumberland St. parking lot

For more information, please visit our construction page.