Cor Van Raay YMCA


Cavendish Farms Centre – Phase 2 is the home of the Cor Van Raay YMCA. Located in the Crossings neighbourhood of West Lethbridge. At approximately 256,000 square feet, the facility includes an aquatics centre with waterslides, lazy river and whirlpools, multi-sport field house, fitness centre, indoor track, gymnasiums, child minding area, indoor playground, locker rooms, commercial lease spaces, facility support and amenities.

Aquatics (approx.. 51,000 sq. ft.)

  • 25-metre, 6-lane lap swimming pool
  • 2 giant waterslides
  • Surf simulator
  • Adventure/Lazy river
  • Tots spray area
  • 1-metre diving board
  • Climbing wall
  • Wave pool
  • Whirlpool (40-person capacity)
  • Teaching pool
  • Steam rooms
  • Changing areas
  • Viewing area
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms

Field House/Gymnasiums (approx. 45,000 sq. ft.)

  • Multi-sport/multi-purpose field house
  • 6 gymnasiums
  • Dry locker rooms

Fitness Centre (approx. 24,000 sq. ft.)

  • Indoor running/walking track (4 lanes X 250 m)
  • Strength training
  • Aerobic fitness equipment
  • Studios

Change rooms are for both aquatics and fitness users. There are 5 change rooms in total: male, female, adult male only, adult female only, and all-gender. The five change rooms are approximately 10,500 sq. ft. in total and have 370 full lockers as well as 570 half lockers.

The all-gender change room has been designed to be safe, family-friendly and inclusive for any person regardless of gender identity or expression. This change area has 21 private change rooms and 10 private shower rooms.

Other Elements

  • Child Minding
  • Indoor Playground (approx. 2,700 sq. ft.)
  • Youth Room
  • Preschool
  • Multi-Purpose rooms
  • Meeting Room
  • Child Care (accommodates 60+ children)
  • Commercial lease spaces
  • 2 elevators
  • Parking for approximately 700 vehicles including team buses, RVs, Access-A-Ride access, barrier-free parking, bicycle stands
  • Exterior landscaping, lighting and pedestrian walkways