Crystal Garden

Crystal Garden was designed by Francis Rattenbury and P. Leonard James.
It opened in 1925 and was operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway until 1964.

Crystal Garden once housed the largest indoor salt-water swimming pool in the British Empire. It also featured two dance ballrooms and a gymnasium. Special events held at the Crystal Garden included beauty contests, business conferences, art shows, and aquatic military training.

The pool was closed in 1971 and later reopened as a tropical conservatory. The conservatory exhibit closed in 2004, and the building underwent extensive renovations to bring it up to modern safety standards.
Learn about the history and development of Crystal Garden from when it opened in 1925.