September 20, PHO update


vaccine card required BV Pool


Proof of Vaccination at the BV Pool: Vaccine Protocols


September 20, Additional Safety Measures

Highlights include:

Entry Health Assessment
Do not enter the facility if you are ill, waiting for test results, or in close contact with a positive case of any communicable disease, including Covid-19.
Sanitize hands on entry.

Facility Flow
To reduce change room crowding and mitigate the risk of transmission in our small hallways and changing areas, we are reverting back to one-way traffic. Please come ready for your activity of choice (bathing suit under clothing) as change rooms will not be available on the way in. Bins will once again be on the Viewing Area and on the pool deck to store your belongings; they will be sanitized after each use. There is no longer space for spectating during public swims.
We strongly encourage people to keep distanced from other households and respect each other's space.

Facility Capacity Limited
• Facility capacity has returned to "normal" EXCEPT for these areas in our facility:
o Public swims - will be capped at 49 people
o Fitness room limited to 4 people
o The sauna is limited to 2 household
• Pre-registration is NOT required

BC’s Vaccine Card, Provincial Order

The full order can be viewed here:

By order of the BC Provincial Health Officer, proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination is required to access some events, services, and businesses. Effective September 13, 2021, the BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre will require that proof of vaccination is verified for select services and programs.

Proof of Vaccination

  • Proof of one vaccination is required for some programs and services beginning September 13, 2021
  • Proof of two vaccinations is required for some programs and services beginning October 24, 2021
  • People aged 18 years and older are required to produce one piece of photo identification
  • For ease, patrons may give consent at the time of registration to note proof of vaccination on your ActiveNet account
  • To give everyone time to get their BC Vaccine Card, up to and including September 26, you can show other forms of proof of vaccination as listed on the link below

 How do I get my BC Vaccine Card?

Information and how to access your BC Vaccine card is here:

Proof of vaccination is best on your mobile device by showing the QR code or you can:

  • Save and print your BC Vaccine card from card
  • Visit BC Access Centre (1020 Murray Street, Smithers) and have them print it for you
  • Order a paper copy by phone by calling 1-833-838-2323

Where Proof of Vaccine is Required:

For Youth (12 years +) and Adults (22 years +) for all indoor fitness, leisure and/or sport activities, this includes:


  • Fitness room
  • Courts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Sauna

Adult recreational and sport programs for those 22 years and over; fitness programs, climbing programs, squash or court programs and any events.
Adults spectating children and youth activities or sport (unless children are under 7 and required a caregiver)

Where Proof of Vaccine is NOT Required:

  • Swimming activities 
  • Children and youth recreation and sport activities (Swimming lessons, Otters Swim Club, Climbing Club, climbing lessons, & squash lessons) for those up to 21 years of age.
  • Workers at the workplace, including coaches and volunteers who are required to run the program or service
  • Teachers and instructors providing education activities
  • There are NO current medical exemptions; we will keep you posted as more information becomes available

Spectators for Child and Youth Activities

  • Adult spectators for children and youth sport and activities (unless children are under 7 and require a caregiver in the building) need to provide proof of vaccination.
  • required for those over 12 for all events
  • Seating may be limited, masks are required at all times

 Programs & Bookings

  • Adults registering in fitness, climbing, squash or court activities are required to show proof of vaccination upon registration or entry
  • Organizers of adult sport and fitness activities will be responsible for verifying proof of vaccination of their participants
  • Organizers of events with more than 50 persons will be responsible for verifying proof of vaccination of their participants

August 24 update:

BC’s MASK Provincial Order

The order can be viewed here:

Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier.  We recommend that everyone over the age of 3 wear a mask while in our facility.

We ask that masks be worn in the change rooms at all times and during transitions within the facility until the point of activity or as soon as possible before entering and right after exiting the pool. Hooks and bins will be provided on the pool deck. 

There are exceptions for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 12
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person's hearing impairment

We thank you for your cooperation.


 For all COVID information:


What's Happening


Hours of Operation and Pool Schedule 


Latest Covid-19 protocols: HERE

vaccine required BV Pool 

Face masks are mandatory as of Aug 25th in all common areas of the facility. 



FALL Recreation Programs are OPEN for registration. 

Fall Rec Guide 2021

Winter Programs 2022

Registration is open as of Nov 19 at 8 AM!





Fitness Programs

 Squash Programs

 Climbing Wall Programs


 Swimming Lessons

 Upcoming Special Events