Halifax Common Pool

The new Halifax Common pool is located on the Halifax Mainland Common between Cogswell Street and Bell Road. The pool offers a 25m five-lane pool, three climbing walls, beach entry with play features and large universal change rooms. The pool will offer a variety of activities such as lane swimming, swimming lessons and open swims. 

Annually, the Halifax Common Pool will open from June 15 - September 15. 

Fee Structure/Memberships

Access to lane swimming and open swims will be free of charge on a first come basis. Color bracelets will be handed out for each swim, bracelets for the different times can picked up, in July & August, starting at 10 a.m. A maximum of 5 bracelets, will be provided to any one individual for one designated time. Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool at the end of each swim to allow the next group to access the pool.

A fee will be charged for swimming lessons and aquatic sports (Lifesaving sport, water polo, swim team, etc).

Register for programs online or call 902-490-6666.


  • The pool has universal change rooms with individual and family cubicles. There are also accessible cubicles available for use.

  • Lockers are available for day use only. Bring your own lock, but don't forget to take it with you when you leave. Locks will be cut off at the end of each day and items placed in storage.

Adaptive equipment

We're pleased to offer the following adaptive equipment at the commons pool:

  • lifejackets
  • pool lift
  • aquatic wheelchair

Age Guidelines

Children 7 and under

  • Children 7 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian (18 years or older) within arms reach at all times, to a maximum of 3 children per adult.

Children between 8 and 11

  • Children between the ages of 8 and 11 must have a parent or guardian (18 years or older), at the facility, in case of an emergency.

Youth 12 - 17

  • Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 can use the facility on their own, but cannot act as a guardian for children 11 and under.

Activity Booking

No pre-bookings are required to access the pool, access is free on a first come basis.

Halifax Common Outdoor Pool Flyover

Halifax Common outdoor pool flyover

Facility Rules

For the safety of all patrons the following rules must be followed and are enforced by staff:

  • Full face masks, and scuba masks are not permitted during the open swims
  • Diving is not permitted, including the deep-end 
  • Food or drink is not permitted in the facility 
  • Any person having an infectious or communicable disease is prohibited from using the pool
  • All persons using the pool must shower before entering the pool
  • Persons having open wounds (blisters, cuts, etc) are advised to not use the pool
  • Spitting, spouting water, nose blowing or discharging of bodily wastes in the pool is strictly prohibited
  • Running, boisterous/rough play is not permitted in pool area, showers and dressing rooms

Inclement Weather

The Halifax Common Outdoor pool will remain open at all times, with the exception of thunder and lightning storms or extreme weather conditions.

Halifax Common Outdoor Pool Schedule: June 15 - 30 & September 2 - 15, 2024 from Monday - Friday

Time Activity
Time Activity
4:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lane Swimming
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Open swim
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Swim

Halifax Common Outdoor Pool Schedule: July & August 2024 from Monday - Friday

Time Activity
Time Activity
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lane Swimming
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Open swim
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Open Swim
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Open Swim
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Swim
6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Swim

Halifax Common Outdoor Pool Schedule: June 15 - September 15, 2024 on Saturday/Sunday

Time Activity
Time Activity
10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Lane Swimming
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Open Swim
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Open Swim
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Open Swim
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Open Swim
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Open Swim
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Open Swim
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Swim

Email us with your comments or concerns or call our front desk at 902-490-1302.