3 Best Heated Rooftop Pools for Winter in Vancouver
Vancouver’s iconic hotel rooftop/outdoor heated pools help you stay warm in the winter
A nice soak in an outdoor hot tub is perfect for a cold winter night and a cool dip in a rooftop pool is best for a sweltering summer day. Agree?
Well in Vancouver, winter calls for both! Rooftop and outdoor pools at hotels here aren’t just for summer, because as the temperature of the weather plunges at this time of the year, the temperature of the pool water rises! Earlier this month, we explored Vancouver’s top hotels and picked out a few iconic rooftop/outdoor heated pools.
1. Shangri-La, Vancouver
Popular among guests, Shangri-La’s outdoor heated pool is located on its fifth floor’s terrace. Choose a peak time to make new friends or a quiet time to do some laps and stretch your legs. The swimming pool is heated to 30 degrees Celsius (86°F) and the whirlpool, 40 degrees (104°F). Indoors you will find Shangri-La’s Ginger Bar serving smoothies, freshly squeezed and detox juices, alcoholic beverages, granola and food. The pool’s operation hours are from 6 am to 10 pm, daily.
2. The Westin Grand, Vancouver
Located on the 3rd floor, The Westin Grand Vancouver’s outdoor heated pool and hot tub are outfitted with a salt-water extraction system. The hotel guarantees a 99.9% bacteria free pool that eliminates the use of harsh chemicals. The water of the swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 27 degrees Celsius (83°F), and the hot tub is at a higher temperature. Surrounding the salt-water pool is a row of chaise longues where guests can enjoy some poolside drinks. The outdoor pool area is open from 6 am to 10 pm, daily.
3. Pan Pacific Vancouver
Instead of providing spectacular city views like the previous two, Pan Pacific Vancouver offers an even better deal, located on the 8th floor, Pan Pacific Vancouver’s sun deck overlooks the mountains and water. Its outdoor swimming pool is also filled with salt water and is heated to 29 degrees Celsius (85°F). Its Jacuzzi, heated to 41 degrees Celsius (105°F), is where guests can soak and relax in, while appreciating sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. The pool operates from 6 am to midnight, daily, with an adults only after 10 pm policy.