Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

COVID-19 Update: Step 3 BC's Restart

Over the coming months we will be gradually increasing capacity in our recreation programs in line with provincial guidance. For updates please visit the COVID-19 web page.

BC Vaccine Card Requirements for Recreation Activities

  1. As of Sept. 13, proof of vaccination will be required for entry to certain places and programs, as outlined by the provincial government. 

     Visitors 12 years and older will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card prior to entry at a City facility include:

    • Events, including recreational programs, with more than 50 people
    • Arenas when being used for adult sport (22 years and older)
    • Weight rooms, gymnasiums, fitness/dance studios (12-21 years exempt if a youth-specific program)
    • Adult (22 years and older) sports, exercise, fitness or dance activities of any size
    • Indoor ticketed sporting events

    Proof of vaccination, must show name and vaccination status. Adults 19 years and older will also be required to show a piece of government ID. 

    Proof of vaccine will not be required at the following: 

    • Recreational activities and programs with less than 50 participants other than those which are considered adult sport, exercise, fitness or dance activities. 
    • Swimming pools (Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex, Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool, Spani Outdoor Pool)
    • Arenas when not being used for an event or adult sport (22 years and older) (Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, Poirier Forum)
    • Child and youth sport and recreational programs for those under the age of 22 years
    • Before and after school programs
    • Teachers/instructors providing education activities with their students in City facilities
    • Rehab or exercise therapy programs
    • For parents, attendants and support people acting in a service capacity

    For the most up-to-date covid-19 updates go to www.coquitlam.ca/covid19


The Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex is a 190,000-square-foot aquatic, ice and fitness facility with:

  • Diving boards
  • Indoor fitness track - not available during ticketed events
  • Lap pool
  • Licensed café 
  • Leisure-therapy pool
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Number of accessible features
  • Relaxation area with whirlpool 
  • Steam room and dry sauna 

Availability of amenities will vary during hours of operation. 

It offers a variety of ice skating, aquatic, fitness and dry floor programs, as well as pre-registered drop-in classes. It’s also home to the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, great amateur, championship-level hockey and lacrosse, as well as a licensed café.

Hours of Operation

  • Seven days a week, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Note: The front desk closes 15 minutes prior to the facility closing.

Lap Pool Disruptions

  • Sundays
    • 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.  One Lane Available 
    • 4: 30 - 6:30 p.m.  Lap Pool Closed - Allocated to User Group
  • Mondays
    • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lap Pool Closed for Aqua Fit Classes
    • 5-6:30 p.m. Lap Pool Closed - Allocated to User Group 
  • Tuesdays
    • 6-7 a.m. One Lane Available
    • 11:15-12:15 p.m. One Lane Available
    • 8:30-9:30 p.m. One Lane Available
  • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Lap Pool Closed for Aqua Fit Classes 
    • 5-6:30 p.m. One Lane Available
  • Thursdays
    • 6-7 a.m. One Lane Available
  • Saturdays
    • 6:30-9:30 a.m. One Lane Available
    • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Lap Pool Closed - Allocated to User Group 

Swimming Lessons Update

Adult participation (16 yrs +) is required in the following levels for swimming lessons

  • Adult and Child 1-3
  • Preschool 1-5
  • Swim Kids 1-3

Aqua Fit Classes at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex: 

To view our Aqua Fit schedule click  here.

Aqua Fit class participants are included in overall aquatic capacities during Step 3 of B.C. Restart Plan, therefore limited space may be available.

  1. Mask Protocols for Recreation Facilities

    Safety protocols are in place at all City facilities to ensure the safety of program participants and staff.

    Masks will be mandatory for all people 12 years and older regardless of vaccination status. Specific to the community recreation setting, masks must be worn in common areas but may be removed during physical activity (sport and exercise). The following individuals are exempt from mask wearing:

    • Children under 12
    • People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask without assistance
    • People who are not able to wear a mask due to a psychological, behavioural, or health condition, or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment
  1. Drop-In Programming

    Regular drop-in rates are now in-effect for all drop-in and pre-registered drop-in activities. For more information about drop-in programs, click here

    Note: Capacity restrictions will be enforced for both pool and arena drop-in programs.

    To view all the drop-in and pre-registered drop-in opportunities, click here. 

Fitness Centre Information

  • Availability of fitness equipment will gradually increase with our full set of equipment available by mid-September as restrictions loosen. If you would like to inquire about particular equipment please call 604-927-6023 for more information. 
  • Fitness Centre users must be 13+. Note: Youth 13 – 15 must complete a mandatory Youth Fitness Orientation prior to using the Fitness Centre.

Personal Training

Whether you are new to the gym or an experienced fitness lover, a personal trainer can teach you new exercises, keep you motivated and working out effectively and efficiently.

Learn to Skate

New to skating? Review these frequently asked questions (PDF) before you start.

  1. Drop-in Fitness Schedules

    Click the links below to view all of our drop-in fitness classes. 

    Schedules are subject to change without notice. Check online or call ahead to confirm class schedule. 

Contact Us

  1. Learn more about volunteering in recreation with the City.

Rental Information

We have rental space available for meetings, family celebrations and social opportunities. For more information phone 604-927-4386 (press 4) or email Bookings. If you prefer, view our Park and Facility Rentals page for more information.