The City of Burnaby, British Columbia, is replacing the CG Brown Memorial Pool and Burnaby Lake Arena with new facilities to better meet the community’s needs, today and in the future.
The plan is to replace the existing facilities with new and expanded facilities on the same site. The new facilities will be integrated with the Bill Copeland Sports Centre as well as with its recently acquired facility located across the street.
The city's vision for the site currently includes:
- An NHL-sized arena pad with five change rooms, support offices, a multi-purpose room, a skate shop, and 200 spectator seats
- An aquatics centre with a leisure pool, hot pools, sauna and steam rooms, a 50 m (10 lane) pool with two bulkheads and a moveable floor, a secondary 25 m (6 lane) pool with a moveable floor, recreational diving facilities and 750 spectator seats;
- Supporting amenities, including a large lobby, multi-purpose rooms, a commercial retail unit and concession services, sports hall of fame display area, a community fitness centre, and both childminding and childcare services. The new facilities will be designed and developed according to best practices and technical requirements and showcase Burnaby’s Green Building Policy requirements for energy efficiency.
Check out the concept video for the facility below: