With the capital set to swelter through the summer months, many will be heading to the coast to beat the heat.
However, there are still plenty of places around Canberra to cool down during the warmer weather.
ACT Parks and Conservation regional manager Brett McNamara said some of the best swimming spots can be found on Canberra's doorstep.
"One of the great things about the bush capital is we are blessed with a myriad of opportunities to immerse in nature, and there's nothing better than on a hot summer day to immerse yourself in the Murrumbidgee River," he said.
"There's many spots along the river to have a dip and cool off."
Mr McNamara said Cotter Bend is always a popular spot for Canberra families during summer.
"It's one of those places that speak to people of the history of the area. There are generations of Canberrans that have taken their youngsters down to The Cotter," he said.
Cotter Bend, where the Cotter River meets Paddys River, also has grassy areas for picnics, barbecues and is wheelchair accessible.
Just down the road from Cotter Bend lies Casuarina Sands, another favourite of Canberra families.
As well as being a popular swimming hole, Mr McNamara said the site had undergone a recent upgrade.
"We recently had a makeover, with new playground equipment and facilities there as well," he said.
The site is also known for being a popular spot for fishers.
But for those who don't want to make the trek to Cotter Reserve, Pine Island is a little closer to home.
Located near Tuggeranong town centre, its proximity is one of the reasons Mr McNamara said it's one of his favourite locations to swim near Canberra.
"It's right on the door stop of the town centre . You can do your shopping and then go for a nice and refreshing dip," he said.
Dogs, too, can also escape the heat this summer at Uriarra Crossing.
The popular river spot is also canine-friendly, as well as providing lots of grassy areas for summer barbecues and picnics.
Tharwa Bridge and Sandwash
Mr McNamara said the Tharwa sandwash and nearby bridge is also a popular destination for those wanting to head a bit further south in the territory.
"There's also lovely shady spots there so people can kick back and relax," he said.
The swimming spot is also a popular location for kayaking.
Big Splash Water Park
Those wanting to stay cool this summer but also get an adrenalin rush, Big Splash Water Park is open every day until March.
The water park in Macquarie has nine waterslides as well as a 50-metre pool and children's pool to keep people entertained.
Big Splash's Rhiannon Stephens said the park is getting ready for its busiest time of the year.
"We're expecting a lot more people. The warmer the weather, the more people we're going to get," she said.
There are six public pools in Canberra, all open daily through summer.
- Canberra Olympic Pool, Canberra City
- Lakeside Leisure Centre in Tuggeranong
- Gungahlin Leisure Centre
- Dickson Pool
- Manuka Pool
- Active Leisure Centre, Erindale
Here are three more options
- Phillip Swimming Pool
- Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre, Belconnen
- The Australian Institute of Sport (these pools are closed until from December 2017 to February 2018)