Hope & Area Recreation Centre

The Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre and Fitness Centre are open. Pre-registration is required for all activities. See registration details below. The Arena is open for rentals only at this time.

The Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre will be reopening with a phased-approach. We are currently in Phase 1.

Phase 1 Lap pool open for length and public swim (4 people per lane)
Phase 2 Leisure pool open for public swim
Phase 3 Swim lessons and aquafit resume
Phase 4 Hot tub, sauna and steam room open (dependant on public health guidelines)

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • If you appear to be sick, you will not be allowed entry. Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Please stay home if you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days or have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19, including public exposure events posted on the BCCDC.  
  • As per the Provincial Health Order, masks are now required while visiting our facility. Masks can be removed while doing physical activity, ensuring 2-metre physical distancing is maintained but must be worn while moving throughout the facility. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Masks must not be worn while in the water.
  • Expect reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing and increased cleaning.
  • Maintain a 2-metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Follow the directional signage posted throughout the facility. 
  • Respect and follow directions of staff at all times. Anyone not following safety guidelines or directions from staff will be asked to leave.

Registration

Patrons may book sessions up to two weeks at a time. New sessions will be available by 9:00 am every Tuesday. 

Please remember to cancel your session if you will not be able to attend to allow others to register. Registration is non-transferable and the schedule is subject to change.

How to Register:

  • Online
  • By phone at 604-869-2304 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm)

Fitness Centre

Sessions must be booked separately for the Cardio Room and Weight Room due to limited capacity. Patrons may book multiple sessions per day, but patrons will have to leave the Weight Room or Cardio Room after their session ends and line up for the next session they booked to re-enter.

We are offering two types of sessions for booking:

Weight Room
60 minute session

Cardio Room
45 - 60 minute session

Fitness Centre Guidelines

  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your activity time.
  • Come dressed to participate in your activity and bring only what you need. There is no access to change rooms or showers.
  • Bring your own water bottle. Our water fountains remain closed but our bottle filling station will be open.
  • Patrons will be required to wipe down equipment before and after each use with wipes provided.
  • Limited cubbies are available. Please bring minimal personal belongings and keep valuables at home.
  • No personal equipment is permitted (except for weight belts and gloves/straps).
  • Please leave promptly after your session to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the fitness areas.

View our COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information.

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre

Sessions must be booked for each individual due to limited capacity. Patrons may book a maximum of two sessions per day, but patrons will have to leave the pool after their session ends and line up for the next session they booked to re-enter.

We are offering two types of sessions for booking:

Lane Swim
60 minute session

  • Double wide lanes with a capacity of 4 swimmers per lane. Each lane will operate in a clockwise direction.
  • Please stay in the lane you are assigned, as directed by staff upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing required. Maintain a 2-metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.

Public Swim
60 minute session

  • Double wide lanes with a capacity of 4 swimmers per lane. No switching lanes.
  • Please stay in the lane you are assigned, as directed by staff upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing required. Maintain a 2-metre distance from anyone who is not a member of your household.
  • Leisure pool, diving boards and rope swing are NOT OPEN at this time. 

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre Guidelines

  • Change room and locker access are limited. Please arrive swim-ready, and bring minimal personal belongings with you.
  • Please bring your own quarter for the locker (not returned), a filled water bottle, goggles, and a towel.
  • A cleansing shower is required before entering the pool. The pool deck shower is open for use before entering the pool.
  • Goggles and swim caps are permitted. No other personal equipment is permitted (e.g. snorkels).
  • Kickboards will be available for length swim only.
  • Do not share toys/floats/equipment with anyone outside of your household.
  • Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied into the water and stay within arms reach of a responsible adult
  • Please change promptly after your session to allow for cleaning and disinfecting of the change rooms

View our COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information.

Location

1005 6th Avenue
Hope, BC V0X 1L4
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Amenities

  • arena
  • 25-metre lap pool with 1-metre and 3-metre diving board
  • leisure pool with spray features and a rapids channel
  • hot tub, sauna, and steam room
  • large men's, women's, family and wheelchair accessible changerooms
  • cardio and weight room
  • conference centre and meeting rooms
  • mezzanine

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