Ponoka Aquaplex

Location: 5315 46 Avenue

The Aquaplex features a 25-meter swimming pool, 12-foot diving tank, wading pool, hot tub and sauna. 

The swimming pool offers five swimming lanes, a volleyball net, a basketball hoop, and a mobility lift. The diving tank includes a rope, diving board and a 10-foot slide. 

The Aquaplex is the proud home to two swim clubs, the Ponoka Pool Sharks and Ponoka Gators.

We have a variety of swim options including lap swims, everyone welcome swims, toonie swims, adult swims and parent and tot swim times. We also offer morning and evening water fitness classes.

For more information, please contact the Ponoka Aquaplex at 403-783-0131 or by email at recreation@ponoka.ca.

For information about programming schedules and rates, please click on the links below: 

General AdmissionSingle Admission10 Use Pass
Infant (0-2)FreeFree
Preschool (3-5)$1.75$15.75
Child (6-7)$4.25$38.25
Youth (8-17)$5.25$47.25
Adult (18 - 59)$6.50$58.50
Senior (60+)$5.50$49.50
Family (up to four people)$15$135


Group Rates for Public Swims

  • 10 People: $35.25
  • 15 People: $52.75
  • 20 People: $70.50
  • 25 People: $88
  • 30 People: $105.50

***All prices include GST

Offers access to all Aquafit classes, lane swimming, Everyone Welcome Swim, the hot tub, sauna, the main pool, deep tank, wading pool and the corkscrew slide.

Aquaplex PassesChild (6-7)Youth (8-17)Adult (18-59)Senior (60+)Family (up to four people)
1 Month$38$50.50$63$47.25$104
3 Months$75.75$101$126$94.50$208
6 Months$113.50$151.25$189$141.75$312
1 Year$189$252$315$236.25$519.75

***All prices include GST
***AISH Discount for Aquaplex passes is 50 per cent off

To purchase a pass, please click here.

Offers access to all programming at the Ponoka Arena Complex and Ponoka Aquaplex. You can play racquetball, enjoy public skating, go swimming, take Aquafit classes, enjoy drop-in badminton, basketball and much more.

Recreation PassesChild (5-7)Youth (8-17)Adult (18-59)Senior (60+)Family (up to four people)
1 Month$54.25$72.25$90.25$67.75$148.75
3 Months$108.25$144.25$180.25$135.25$297.50
6 Months$162.25$216.25$270.50$202.75$446
1 Year$270.50$360.50$450.50$338$743.50

***All prices include GST
***AISH Discount for Recreation Passes is 50 per cent off 

To purchase a pass, please click here.

Swimming lessons promote fitness and water safety while providing lifelong swimming skills. 

Registration for winter swimming lessons is now open at the Ponoka Aquaplex. 

Citizens can register online by clicking here or in person at the Ponoka Aquaplex (5315 46 Avenue). Click on the link below to view swimming lessons programming:

New Swim for Life® Programming

Starting in 2023, all swimming lessons and advanced programming at the Ponoka Aquaplex will be delivered through the Swim for Life® program through the Lifesaving Society. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this year that they will discontinue their swimming lessons curriculum by the end of 2022, and it will be replaced by Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life® program.

To determine your child’s swim level in the Swim for Life® program, parents and guardians are encouraged to review the Canadian Red Cross to Swim for Life® transition chart here. Paper copies of the transition chart are also available at the Ponoka Aquaplex.

If you are still unsure of your child’s skill level, the Ponoka Aquaplex offers free swim assessments during ‘Everyone Welcome Swims.’ To learn more, please contact the Ponoka Aquaplex at 403-783-0131 or by email at recreation@ponoka.ca.

Advanced programming courses offered at the Ponoka Aquaplex include:

  • Babysitting Course; and
  • Stay Safe Course.

Citizens can register online by clicking here or in person at the Ponoka Aquaplex (5315 46 Avenue).

Hourly Pool RentalPrivateYouth/Non-Profit OrganizationsNumber of Lifeguards
1-35 People$123.25$74.001
36-70 People$153.25$1042
71-105 People$183.25$1343
106-150 People $213.25$1644

***All prices include GST

Birthday Packages1 Hour of Pool and 1 Hour of Meeting Room TimeCost Per Hour for Additional Meeting Room
Pool and Meeting Room (Up to 35 People)$150$28

***All prices include GST

The Ponoka Aquaplex pool temperatures that are listed below are to accommodate a multitude of pool user groups with varying needs. The main pool and deep tank pool temperatures align with the provincial average of 82°F for public pools across the province.

Main Pool/Deep Tank
83°F  -  84°F

*Please note that the main pool temperatures are lowered a couple of days prior to and after swim meets, which occur in December and July.
Wading Pool

90°F - 92°F

Hot Tub

102°F - 104°F