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Ruth Inch Memorial Pool


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As a pre-emptive measure, the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18, until further notice as the City prepares for the potential impacts of COVID-19. For the latest information and to find out what the City is doing in preparation of COVID-19, visit

The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool hot tub and steam room facilities have been closed until further notice, based on Social Distancing requirements that are being encouraged by NWT/AB Lifesaving Society. Regular pool operating hours will continue at this time with staff monitoring the water every hour, and sanitizing all touchpoints and surfaces several times a day. We ask residents who become ill to stay home and look after themselves and encourage those you know are sick to do the same. For more information on what the City is doing, Frequently Asked Questions, and specific facility information, visit

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!

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. 

 RIMP Reception 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




Red Cross' Water Safety Week (June 2nd - 8th) was very successful with our sponsors Nuna Logistics, NWTRPA's Get Active! Grant, Carl's Carpet Cleaning, Northland Utilities, Avery Cooper & Co, Canadian Tire, Corother's Home Hardware and Building Supplies and the City of Yellowknife.

Lifesaving Society's Drowning Prevention Week (July 21st - 27th) was very successful with our sponsors KBL Environmental Ltd,  Dominion Diamond Mines, Diamond Glass Ltd, Adam Dental Clinic, DeBeers Cananda, Shoppers Drug Mart and City of Yellowknife.

If you are interested in sponsoring a swim or donating prizes please call Jamie at 920-5607 or Jessica at 920-5680.







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 Administrator - (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