Banff Centre Swimming Programs

The Sally Borden Building is home to a 25-metre pool, hot tub, wading pool and steam room (the steam room is presently closed). Lifejackets are provided at no charge. You can rent towels, purchase swim diapers and other aquatic accessories. For more on swimming programs, call 403.762.6450 or visit

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Statutory Holidays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Swim to Survive®

The Canadian Swim to Survive® program is a great way for you, your children, new Canadians or those with limited swimming abilities to learn basic safety skills when in or around lakes, rivers or swimming pools.  In the Swim to Survive® session, your certified instructor will teach you what to do if you unexpectedly fall into deep water including, how to roll, tread water and swim 50 meters or to the closest point to safety. 

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register Online
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10 - 11 a.m. Register Online
All Ages. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Unguarded Swims

Like many other places in Alberta, the Banff Centre has not yet been able to recruit lifeguards, so this partial reopening will be limited to unguarded swims for:

  • Members
  • Day Pass holders
  • Hotel guests staying at Banff Centre

During this initial, limited re-opening, public swim will not be available. Non-members will need to buy a Day Pass or a Fitness Membership to access the pool.


Day Membership $20
Day Membership 60+ $16
Day Membership Youth $16 (4 - 15 years)

Fitness Membership
1 month $79
3 month $209
6 month $369
12 month $679

Fitness Membership 60+
1 month $63
3 month $167
6 month $295
12 month $543

*A 20 % discount is available to Banff Access Program Tier 1 cardholders. 

Youth Aquatics Program

Banff’s Youth Aquatic Leadership Program

The program provides youth between the ages of 16 and 25 with funding to obtain the necessary certifications to become a lifeguard, from first aid and Bronze Star to National Lifeguard.  Certified youth will then have a chance to interview with the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre and if hired, receive a $500 honorarium.   This program is Funded by Jumpstart

 Registration is now closed for the 2022 program.