North Peace Leisure Pool
The North Peace Leisure Pool is owned by the Peace River Regional District and operated by the City of Fort St. John. It is located on 100 Street next to the North Peace Arena.
The facility consists of a leisure pool and a 25-meter lap pool. The Leisure Pool has a zero beach at one end and a maximum depth of 1.5 meters (five feet) at the other end. It has waves, a rapid channel and spray features.
The lap pool has 6 lanes. The shallow end is 1 meter (3.6 feet) deep and 3.7 meters (12.1 feet) at the deep end. There is also 3-meter and 1-meter dive platforms. Other amenities include two full-size water slides, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, family change rooms, cardio fitness room and a meeting room. An independently operated concession is also available. The facility is fully accessible for people with limited mobility. The City of Fort St. John and the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) are committed to providing quality service to the residents of the PRRD who enjoy the use of the North Peace Leisure Pool.
Hours of Operation
The pool is closed on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
Hot Tub Repair Update
The Hot Tub at the North Peace Leisure Pool has not been operational for several years due to mechanical issues requiring significant repairs.
During the annual maintenance shutdown in 2022, staff and specialized contractors began these complex repairs, starting with sonar scanning to identify leaks and broken pipes. Repairs were made to several pipes buried in the concrete pool deck, two main drains, and two jets inside the hot tub basin. The hot tub finishing was removed, cracks were sealed, and it was refinished. This allowed further testing of the various systems required to operate the hot tub; however, additional leaks were identified.
|Piping in pool deck concrete|
Before (broken pipes removed)
After (pipes repaired)
|Hot Tub basin repairs and refinishing|
Finishing removed for repairs
After repairs and refinishing
North Peace Leisure Pool Commission Chair Trevor Bolin provides a further update on December 9, 2022:
Another update on the Hot Tub will be provided on February 1, 2023. Click here to sign up to receive updates about maintenance, closures and other operational updates at the North Peace Leisure Pool facility.
Annual Pool Shutdown
Aquatic facilities require annual maintenance to extend the facility's life and minimize unexpected closures. During the temporary Annual Pool Shutdown, staff can conduct various preventative maintenance, deep cleaning, and larger projects that cannot be completed when the pool is filled with there. Generally, the North Peace Leisure Pool closes for several weeks each fall for the Annual Pool Shutdown.