Queen Elizabeth Pool

"It’s great to see the new Queen Elizabeth Pool open its door to the public, It is an important part of Edmonton’s history and is a wonderful resource for all Edmontonians.”  Mayor Stephen Mandel, City of Edmonton

The outdoor pool may have changed locations but it is sure to continue to be a popular place to beat the heat in the summer. The QE pool has been an Edmonton fixture since 1922 and after several years of hard work, has re-opened bigger and better than ever.

The pool closed in 2004 after a major crack developed in the basin. That facility has been replaced with a 25-metre, six-lane pool with zero-depth entry to accommodate all ages and abilities. It also has a diving component, pool house, sun deck and a spray deck nearby. Like the original pool, the new facility is set in a treed location so swimmers can stretch out on the grass in the shade when they aren’t enjoying the water.

The honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs was on hand to help officially open the pool. “Generations of families have enjoyed spending hot summer days at the Queen Elizabeth Pool and by providing support for this upgraded community facility, that tradition is sure to continue.” The Minister and Mayor Mandel were joined by the honourable Gene Zwozdesky, the honourable Heather Klimchuk, MLA Doug Horner and MLA Carl Benito to celebrate the re-opening.

In its new location, the QE Pool is integrated with the other attractions in Kinsmen Park such as the sports centre, children’s playground, sports fields, picnic sites, river valley park system and the John Walter Museum.

Project Details

MSI contribution:

$1.61 million

Total project cost:

$7.07 million

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