This massive stadium and sports complex was originally built for the 1976 Olympic Games and continues to be used by professional and recreational athletes alike. In addition to being the former home of Major League Baseball's Montreal Expos, the Sports Centre also houses a 50-meter pool which was used by swimmers in the Olympic Games. This is some pool!! There's also a diving pool.
There aren't many pools that exist where you can imagine thousands of spectators watching you do flip turns during your workout, this is one. Long course is not always the pattern here, so although the long side of the water box runs 50 meters, a bulkhead may cut your swim lengths in half. Still, it's the best pool in Montreal. And we love that a minimum of 6 lanes oof 25m or 4 lanes of 50m offered at all times!
The fitness center is a solid workout option. It covers two floors and overlooks the pool. The modern space is equipped with 81 selective bodybuilding machines and 51 cardio machines! There is also ample space for free weights and floor exercises. Cyclists can take advantage of the spin room. The locker rooms have a sauna.
There are a number of classes offered both in and out of the water. Aquajogging, Cardio, Bootcamp, TRX (extra $), Zumba, Spinning, Pilates, and Yoga.
$6.75 for open swim is the going admission rate for adults, but we would recommend calling ahead before driving the 15 minutes from downtown as many groups and swim teams utilize the facility for meets etc. If you want to use the fitness center, the daily rate is $17. The full schedule is here.
Open swim hours can be found on website. 25M course typically open for lap swim: 6a to 9:55p M-F and on Saturdays long course (50m) 8a-1:25p and then short course 1:30p-5:55p. Sunday is long course 8a-5:55p
The physical location is between Parking lots B1 and B2, at 3200 Viau Street, between Sherbrooke and Pierre-De Coubertin Streets. Parking can be a pain.