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Keep fit during the holidays

December 18 2014

Looking for something to do Christmas Day or New Year’s Day? A number of Vancouver Park Board recreation facilities will be open, including city golf courses.

All community centres, fitness centres, pools, rinks and golf courses will be open throughout the holiday season, including many on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Facilities open December 25

  • Fraserview, Langara and McCleery golf courses
  • Hillcrest, Kitsilano, Trout Lake, Vancouver Aquatic Centre, and West End fitness centres
  • Trout Lake Community Centre
  • Hillcrest and Vancouver aquatic centres 
  • Hillcrest, Kerrisdale, Trout Lake, and West End rinks

Facilities open January 1

  • Fraserview, Langara, and McCleery golf courses
  • Britannia, Dunbar, Hillcrest, Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Marpole-Oakridge, Mt. Pleasant, Trout Lake, Vancouver Aquatic Centre, and West End fitness centres 
  • Kerrisdale, Killarney, Mt. Pleasant, and Trout Lake community centres
  • Hillcrest, Killarney, Sunset, Trout Lake, and West End rinks
  • Britannia, Hillcrest, Kerrisdale, Killarney pools, and Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Seasonal lights

Seasonal lights at the giant sequoia in George Wainborn Park, Lost Lagoon Fountain in Stanley Park and Elm Grove at English Bay will be turned on daily until January 7. Bright Nights in Stanley Park runs until January 4, while Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden runs until January 4. Both holiday events are closed Christmas Day.

Polar Bear Swim

And don’t forget the annual Polar Bear Swim January 1 at 2:30 pm at English Bay. Registration for this free community event begins at 12:30 pm at the English Bay bathhouse.

Admin office closed

The Park Board Administration Office at 2099 Beach Avenue will be closed between December 25 through January 1, reopening January 2.

Schedules are subject to change and weather can sometimes impact operating schedules. Call the facility directly or 3-1-1.

For facility hours