Happy Birthday Harbour Pool!

Harbour Pool

Harbour Pool celebrates 40 years since the facility’s Grand Opening

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is celebrating the Harbour Pool’s 40-year anniversary. The facility’s Grand Opening was held back in December 17, 1982. To celebrate the last 40 years of aquatics in Fort Saskatchewan, Harbour Pool will be inviting our swimmers and hosting 17-days of giveaways until Harbour Pool’s Birthday on December 17.

Guests are encouraged to stop by the facility to fill out contest entry forms with their favourite things about Harbour Pool. A winner will be drawn each day in December leading up to the Grand Prize Draw on December 17 where one swimmer will win an annual pass to the facility, announced by Deputy Mayor Noyen.

Harbour Pool’s Formal Birthday Celebration will begin at 1:15pm on December 17, opened by Deputy Mayor Noyen. Light refreshments and party favours will be available, followed by Free Swimming from 1:30-4:30pm.

The facility provides programming for all ages and sees an average of 100,000 swimmers annually for lessons, rentals, aquafitness classes, and drop-in swims. Harbour Pool was built over a 10-month period in 1982, leading-up to its Grand Opening on Friday, December 17, 1982. The $3.3 Million build boasted a functional leisure pool with a concept of unhurried activity, relaxation and enjoyment. The building of this leisure pool provided a space that was suitable for lessons, games, competitive swimming and recreational fun .

Although the pool has since replaced the original Whale Slide and decor, Harbour pool has maintained and continues to operate the sauna, warm pool, hot tub, beach area, diving board, and two rope-swings. These were original amenities featured at the pool’s Grand Opening in 1982. Harbour Pool remains Fort Saskatchewan’s only aquatic facility, following the closure of the Turner Park Outdoor Pool in 1995.

Fort Saskatchewan, home to more than 27,000 people, is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located in Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton. The City of Fort Saskatchewan proudly manages recreation, culture and historic amenities including a performing arts theatre and a fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the historic 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in the heart of downtown. Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Fort Saskatchewan boasts more than 80 km of paved trails along with many natural areas for residents to explore. As a City, we believe in diversity and inclusion and are working toward creating a city where all residents are respected and have a sense of belonging.