Portage Pool

The Facility

Portage Pool is operated by Lac La Biche County and is located in the rear parking lot of Portage College’s Lac La Biche campus.

Main Pool

The main pool is a five-lane 25 metre pool with a shallow end (1 metre) and a deep end (2.5 meters). The temperature is maintained between 29-31° C. The maximum number of swimmers allowed in the main pool at one time is 152.

The main pool can be accessed using the Easy Ladder for anyone with accessibility needs: feel free to ask a lifeguard on deck for assistance. Other features of the main pool include:

Hot Tub

The whirl pool is 0.9 meters in depth and can hold up to 25 bathers at a time. The whirl pool temperature will not exceed 40° C.

Wading Pool

The wading pool has a graduated entryway as well as steps. The wading pool has a children’s yellow slide and a variety of toys for learning and playing.

Steam Room

A wet steam room maintained at approximately 50° C is available on the pool deck during public swim times only. Maximum of 17 users at a time.

Changing Facilities

Portage Pool has two gendered main change rooms containing showers, toilet stalls, and both day-use and rent-able lockers. Baby changing tables are available in all change room and washrooms.


Admission and Supervision Rules

Facility Rules

This list is not exhaustive and Portage Pool lifeguards will use their discretion in enforcing pool rules to ensure the safety of all guests on the premises. Call the front desk with specific questions about our facility rules and guidelines.


Steam Room Rules

Hot Tub/Whirl Pool Rules

Swimming Attire and Diaper Requirements