Schedules and Fees
Pool and Fitness Centre Hours of Operation:
- Monday to Friday: 6:00am-10:00 pm
- Saturday: 6:00am-8:30pm; Women and Children's Only Swim with regular public admission for the Fitness Centre, 8:30-10:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm
- Holidays: 10:30am-8:30pm
For details as to when specific portions of the facility are open including the waterslides, see schedule link below.
Check Special Events & Pool Closures link for specific pool areas that may be closed due to special events.
Aquatics Special Events & Pool Closures - September 2 2019-January 6 2020
2019 Fall Aquatic Fitness Schedule
2019 Fall Aquatic Watermania Schedule.
For a listing of drop-in fees, passes and visit cards, visit Admission Fees.
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines
The brochures below are intended to provide you with information on some of the basic guidelines we have in place for the safety and enjoyment of everyone who visits the facility. While not a complete list of all facility guidelines, the following information focuses on the most common questions and concerns.
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines - English version
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines - Chinese Simplified version
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines - Chinese Traditional version
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines - Tagalog version
Aquatic Services Information and Guidelines - Punjabi version
Richmond's Aquatainment Centre
This facility is part of the Riverport Sports and Entertainment Complex and has easy access off of Highway 99 via exit 32, Steveston Highway east.
Watermania offers a complete aquatic and fitness experience all under one roof.
Facility features include:
- 57 metre competition pool with movable bulkhead
- 1 and 3 metre spring boards, plus 5 metre tower
- wave pool with interactive water play features - includes a large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, a fun tot slide, and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels
- two exciting waterslides
- steam room and sauna
- two large whirlpools
- 3,000 square foot Fitness centre equipped with cardiovascular, strength and toning machines, as well as free weights
- two air-conditioned multipurpose rooms, with a wood sprung floor, available for fitness classes, birthday parties, meetings and room rentals
The facility provides both universal and disabled change rooms and is fully wheelchair accessible.
Included within the facility are the Watermania Sports Therapy Clinic (604-448-9616), the Swim & Fitness Shop (604-277-1260).
Watermania is a BCRPA Facility Excellence Award Winner and has been voted Richmond’s best family amusement centre.
For family fun ... just add water. Come visit us at Watermania!
Important notice - Waterslides
Due to safety codes and manufacturer's requirements, only "single riders" are permitted in any one waterslide flume.
Parent and child "double riding" is not permitted. Note: children must be 7 years of age or older and 1.2 metres tall to ride on the Watermania waterslides.
Joint Replacement Programs
Watermania offers registered pre- and post-operative programs for individuals having knee or hip replacements. There is an opportunity to learn about the program during the orientation class. While it's preferred that this class is taken prior to enrolling in the program, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Completion of the following consent form is required prior to joining any of the Joint Replacement programs described below.
Joint Replacement Program Consent Form
Joint Replacement Entry Criteria and FAQ's
Joint Replacement - Orientation
Gain an understanding of the JR2 class format, exercise and guidelines before beginning the program. An ability level evaluation is included along with a short Aquatic workout. This land- and water-based exercise program was developed in partnership with Richmond Health Services and aims to help increase the surgical optimization of joint replacement candidates.
Joint Replacement Recovery (JR2)
This pre- and post-operative recovery program helps patients improve range of motion and muscular strength before and after total hip or knee replacement and includes land- and water-based exercise. Clients are able to take part in either or both of these options. Progression to the weight room is added once more intensive activity is recommended. Physiotherapist referral is usually required.
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:15pm.
Call Danny Ronquillo at 604-238-8010 for more information.
PAR-Q+ (The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone)
When you take part in any fitness activity at a City facility you will be required to: complete a PAR-Q+; read the large poster version of the form; confirm completion of the online version of the questionnaire; or complete and print the form here PAR Q Form 2019. This form is designed to identify people for whom a change in physical activity may pose a risk.