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, 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
Due to unsuccessful repair attempts, the hot tub at the North Peace Leisure Pool will be permanently closed. Throughout 2022 and the first half of 2023, staff and specialized contractors have diligently investigated and addressed multiple pipe breaks within the pool deck concrete. However, despite these efforts, it has become apparent that the hot tub cannot be restored to a functioning state.
The repair process faced several significant challenges, including the absence of accurate as-built drawings and the encasement of piping in concrete. Further, the specific piping materials used during construction have degraded due to the combination of heat and chemicals necessary for the safe operation of the hot tub.
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.