The Best Indoor Swimming Pools for Kids in Calgary, AB

If you’re looking for a super fun spot to swim with your kids, look no further. We’ve gathered a list of the BEST indoor swimming pools for kids in Calgary. These aren’t your standard pools. The pools on our list all have special features like water parks, slides and spray features, that make them especially fun for families. And as always, we have personally tried and tested each of these swimming pools and found that the three kids in our family LOVED them! So here we go… I give you our favourite places to swim with kids in (and near) to Calgary, AB!

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Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, Calgary Southeast

The Seton YMCA aquatic facility, which opened in 2019, is beautiful and absolutely jam-packed with features for all ages and abilities. Family-friendly features at the Seton YMCA, include:

πŸ’¦ Super fun toddler play structure with 2 toddler slides & spray features
πŸ’¦ Shallow splash pool surrounding the play structure
πŸ’¦ Lazy river with more spray features
πŸ’¦ Two large water slides (one is ridden on an inner tube)
πŸ’¦ Flowrider (surf simulator)
πŸ’¦ Large lane-swim pool

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton

We also love that you can check the capacity of the pool ahead of time by visiting the YMCA Calgary website.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Calgary Northwest

The Rocky Ridge is another beautiful new facility that has tons of super fun aquatic features for all ages and abilities. Family-friendly features at the Rocky Ridge YMCA, include:

πŸ’¦ Huge waterslide for big kids
πŸ’¦ Play structure with smaller slides & tons of spray features for little ones
πŸ’¦ Beach style entry into a wave pool
πŸ’¦ Waves are cycled 20 minutes on & 20 minutes off
πŸ’¦ Lazy River
πŸ’¦ Rock wall with drop into the pool
πŸ’¦ Hot tub
πŸ’¦ Large main pool with lane swimming & diving board

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

Just like the Seton YMCA, you can check the capacity of this pool ahead of time by visiting the Calgary YMCA website. And we do recommend checking, especially on weekends, as it does get very busy!

Village Square Leisure Centre, Calgary Northeast

Village Square Leisure Centre is home to an amazing indoor waterpark right in Calgary! The most exciting part of the pool is the Thunder Run waterslide, which is 6 stories high and actually goes outside of the building! We love that even smaller children can enjoy the large waterslides at this facility by riding with a grown up. Here are some other features that you can expect to find when visiting Village Square Leisure Centre:

πŸ’¦ Huge play structure with tons of spray features, rope bridges & tipping buckets
πŸ’¦ Several water slides that are all different sizes, ranging from a toddler slide to huge slides several stories tall!!
πŸ’¦ Wave pool
πŸ’¦ Toddler splash pool
πŸ’¦ Hot tub

View of the Safari Splash Zone at Village Square Leisure Centre, a water park in Calgary, AB.
Safari Splash Zone at Village Square Leisure Centre

Southland Leisure Centre, Calgary Southwest

Southland Leisure Centre is another City of Calgary waterpark and wave pool that is quite similar to the Village Square Leisure Centre. Our favourite features at Southland Leisure Centre, include:

πŸ’¦ Large water playground
πŸ’¦ Interactive water cannons and water features that kids can control with steering wheels
πŸ’¦ Giant tipping bucket
πŸ’¦ Two small-medium slides great for preschoolers (approx 3-7 yo) to ride independently
πŸ’¦ Two larger water slides (children under 8 must ride with an adult)
πŸ’¦ Wave pool
πŸ’¦ Small splash pool for infants and toddlers
πŸ’¦ Steam sauna

Child playing at the water park and wave pool at Southland Leisure Centre in Calgary, AB.
Southland Leisure Centre

Genesis Place, Airdrie

If you’re looking for a place to swim with your toddlers, or kids who are non-swimmers, Genesis Place in Airdrie is a great choice. Some of the features that make it great for little kids, include:

πŸ’¦ Large, shallow toddler pool with spray features
πŸ’¦ Easy for adults & slightly older kids to touch for about half of the large leisure pool (1m depth)
πŸ’¦ Little splash pool with fountains for the tiniest swimmers
πŸ’¦ Super fun lazy river where adults and older children can touch
πŸ’¦ Large, exciting water slide for older children
πŸ’¦ Hot tub

Child plays at Genesis Place in Airdrie, one of the best indoor pools for kids near Calgary, AB.
Genesis Place

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane

The swimming pool and waterslides at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre is located in Cochrane, approximately 30 minutes northwest of downtown Calgary.

This pool is action-packed with tons of fun features for kids. Here are some of the features we love about this indoor pool near Calgary:

πŸ’¦ Leisure pool with tipping buckets and spray features
πŸ’¦ Giant tipping bucket
πŸ’¦ Wave pool (turned on intermittently)
πŸ’¦ Lazy River
πŸ’¦ 2 big water slides (children must be over 41 inches to ride)
πŸ’¦ Hot tub

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre has an one of the most kid-friendly indoor pools near Calgary, with waterslides and a wave pool!
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

So there you have it… a few of our favourite kid-friendly indoor swimming pools in Calgary!

Do you know of any other great indoor swimming pools for kids in Calgary?! If so, we would love to hear from you!

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