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Ruth Inch Memorial Pool


Following the latest recommendations from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO), the City of Yellowknife is suspending programming and closing facilities to the public effective Saturday, January 8, 2022, and until further notice.

The City's top priorities remain public and staff safety and residents are encouraged to follow all public health orders and guidelines issued by the OCPHO.  For the latest City information on COVID-19, visit


Please find the City's News Release here and the new Proof of Vaccination Policy here.


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The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool is a bright, warm and welcoming place to exercise, learn (Red Cross and Lifesaving Society programs available), and play. The main pool beach access and hot tub lift allow accessibility for all abilities and ages. The steam room and whirlpool are the perfect place to relax after your workout or long day. The facility also has a large outdoor deck with a BBQ and picnic tables that overlooks Frame Lake, providing a premier rental opportunity for private functions!  Some Amenities may be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We take great pride in our clean, safe building and our friendly and qualified staff. We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience while you visit. Help us keep a safe, fun and healthy environment for everyone by following the facility guidelines and respecting other visitors and our staff. Your courtesy and cooperation will encourage others to do the same.


6002 Franklin Avenue - the nearest intersection is Franklin Avenue and Forrest Drive.


Please contact the swimming pool with questions at 

Pool Amenities:

  • 25 m. beach entry, gradual depth swimming pool (0 to 3.5 m.) at a temperature of 28-29 C
  • Whirlpool with chair lift (40 C)
  • Water wheelchair
  • Springboard diving board 

 Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Facility contact number: (867) 920-5683
  • Schedule hotline number: (867) 920-5682

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699