FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Leisure Pool has been closed since September but is now ready to welcome visitors again this month for its 25th year.

This year, the annual pool shutdown took longer than usual as the hot tub needed some repairs.

On October 26th, the pool is open for a free swim day, and memberships will also be offered at a discount.

Since the pool is considered a drop-in facility, proof of vaccination is not required for public swimming activities. However, spectators at events like swim meets will need to provide proof of vaccination in line with the new Provincial Health Order announced October 14th.

As stated in the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook post, masks are not needed when on the ice skating, in the pool swimming, during a walk or run on the running track at Pomeroy Sport Centre, while participating in a sport like hockey, figure skating or soccer, and during fitness classes.

“Masks are required for all spectators and must be worn around the rinks, hallways, the lobby, washrooms, and all other common areas of the buildings,” says the City on Facebook.

According to a release, the facility hours of operation are as follows:

The North Peace Leisure Pool will be closed to the public on Remembrance Day (November 11th), Christmas Day (December 25th), Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Years Day (January 1st).