Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool


The Mount Pleasant Pool is a member of Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association (COSPA), which maintains and manages the seven outdoor swimming pools on behalf of The City of Calgary. COSPA uses a variety of not-for-profit and profit organizations to operate the pools during the 80 day season.

MPCA Private Pool Rentals

Thank you for choosing Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool for your private pool rental this 2024 season!

Bookings will become available Friday March 1, 2024 at 10AM and will proceed throughout the season. The link below will let you access the website that the rentals will be booked through.  


Our pool rentals run everyday from Monday June 17 -Sunday September 1, 2024

We do have some new times and dates for our rentals as seen below.

Tuesday-Friday: 7:45pm-9:45pm (2hrs.)

Saturday and Sunday: 9:45am-12:45pm (3hrs), and 7:45pm-9:45pm (2hrs.)

As well we have NEW morning rentals on June 17-21 from 9:00am-12:00pm and August 27-30 from 9:00am-12:00pm

While schools are still in session we are also offering afternoon rentals during the afternoons on specific dates in June.

June 17- 21 and 24-26 from 1:00pm-4:00pm (3hrs.)


Rental prices are determined by duration as well as the total number of patrons in the facility. (***includes in and out of the pool).

0-40ppl: 175$/hr.

41-80ppl: 225$/hr.

81-120ppl: 275$/hr.

121-160ppl: 325$/hr.

161-200ppl: 375$/hr.

For any bookings done between March 1 and June 14 you will have from June 15 at 10am- June 19 at 10am to pay the deposit and sign the forms.****

****Failure to do so by June 20 at 10am will result in your rental booking being canceled and re-released. 


For bookings in season**** we do ask you to come into the pool within 72 hours or 3 days to..

  • Pay the 50$ non refundable deposit and
  • Sign the pool rental contract and agreement
  • ****Failure to do so will result in your rental booking being canceled and re-released. 


Still have any questions, concerns, comments or changes to your rental booking? Email:

And we will be sure to get back to you in a timely manner.

**Reminder that there is a 3hr maximum in the mornings and 2hr maximum evening rentals.

Thank you! And we can’t wait to see you!

MPCA POOL swimming lessons

Swimming Lesson Registration Announcements Coming Soon

Swimming Lesson Registration opens May 23, 2023 at 8am. Visit Calgary Outdoor Pools to sign up.

For private lesson inquiries please email

Swimming lessons descriptions

Parent & Tot 1

Splish, splash, laugh – water can be so much fun! Babies just love to play in water. Parents with 4-12 month old babies will explore the water together under the watchful eyes of their instructor. They’ll learn how to safely enter and exit the water together. Parents will learn how to safely support their child while they discover water!

Parent & Tot 2

Water play – get set, get wet! Instructor lead sessions help parents with 12-24 month old children safely explore water together. Parents are taught how to support their child while floating and kicking. They can celebrate together when they can get their face wet and blow bubbles for the first time.

Parent & Tot 3

Just watch them grow! At 2-3 years these almost independent toddlers are really ready to explore: Getting in, getting out, going under and floating under the watchful eye of their parents and instructor.

Preschool 1

These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They’ll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a lifejacket to be comfortable with their floats and glides.

Preschool 2

These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers glides and flutter kicks.

Preschool 3

These preschoolers will master their floats, glides and short swims on their front and back (2-3m). They’ll be able to pick up objects from the waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end.

Preschool 4

These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They’ll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and in the end they’ll do solo jumps and side rolls into deep water. Their lifejacket will support them while they learn to tread water and swim to safety (5-10 m) in the deep end.

Preschool 5

These skilled and independent youngsters will master short swims doing front crawl (5-10 m) and back crawl (3-5 m). They are ready to take on a forward roll into deep water with their lifejacket on and to tread water without the extra support. Here they will get their first chance to try whip kick and fitness training. 

Swimmer 1

These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready they’ll do floats, glides and kicking on their front and back without assistance. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water with their lifejackets on.

Swimmer 2

These children will be able to jump or side roll into deep water, tread water, and swim (10-15 m) using either front crawl or back crawl. They’ll try ‘vertical’ whip kick and begin to work on their endurance level by stepping into the world of fitness interval training.

Swimmer 3

These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. Watch them learn handstands and front somersaults underwater. They’ll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick short distances and add some interval fitness training to their practice. By the end they’ll be able to meet the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, tread water for 1 minute and swim 50 meters.

Swimmer 4

These swimmers will swim further with their front crawl and back crawl. They’ll get introduced to breaststroke arms drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level.

Swimmer 5

These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, and shallow dives. And just for fun try ‘tuck’ jumps and underwater back somersaults. They’ll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.

Swimmer 6

These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they’ll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. And just for fun they’ll try stride jumps and compact jumps. Next step: on to the Canadian Swim Patrol program from Swimmer 6.

Inquire about the pool:

In Person at Our Location: 2310 – 6th Street NW

Or Via Phone: (403) 221-4288

outdoor pool admissions

the outdoor WILL BE OPENING JUNE 21, 2021

  • City of Calgary passes will not be accepted at any of the COSPA pools. Passes purchased at COSPA pools for the current season may only be used during that season.


  • All children UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN must be accompanied by an adult or responsible person. This person must be WITHIN ARMS REACH, IN THE WATER.


  • Mount Pleasant is wheelchair accessible, but there are limited changing facilities.


  • Swimmers who are not toilet trained or incontinent MUST wear two layers of protective cover. A Swim Diaper & Plastic or Rubber Pants (These can be purchased at the front desk).


*All Public Swim, Lane Swim and Swimming Lessons should be booked online prior to arriving by visiting              


  • We accept payment for admission by Credit, Debit or Cash.



*  All humans have an admission fee of $5 regardless of age.

Under 2
Preschool (2-6 yrs)
Youth (7-17 yrs)
Adult (18-64 yrs)
Senior (65+ yrs)
Special Needs

Outdoor pool certifications

National Lifeguard Service Award

Available on request with 4+ participants

Cost   NL Certification $ 300

National Lifeguard Service Award
Recertification Available on request
Bronze Medallion/Cross Dual Certification

Must be 13 years of age or Completed Bronze Star

Course 1

June 26-June 29
Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm

Course 2

July 16-July 20
Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm

Course 3

August 13 – 17
Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm

Cost Bronze Medallion / Cross $ 200