Beat the heat

What to do when the Ashcroft heat hits its highs

Ashcroft is located in the middle of a desert belt and therefore has hight summertime temperatures ranging from 30-40 C which makes the Ashcroft Pool Park a popular place. The outdoor pool opens on the May long weekend and usually boasts quite a crowd at its public swims. There is a hot tub in addition to the kids’ wading pool and swimming pool. The park area has a playground, picnic area, regulation soccer fields, volley ball area and two regulation-sized softball diamonds. During the summer months the staff at the pool hold many fun days, public holiday swims, swimming lessons, and the pool can be rented our for private parties. The Ashcroft Pool Park offers many excellent ways to cool down during the hot days of summer. If you’d rather enjoy the water from a little distance, enjoy your lunch in Legacy Park overlooking the Thompson River. The park has several camping stalls, picnic tables and washrooms se inside a very peaceful park setting. The river teams with life year round. Canada geese, merganzers gold eyes, mallards, and great blue herons are most commonly seen in the water. The trees lining the riverside can also harbour eagles, osprey as well as many of the local songbirds. There are also several provincial parks in the area.