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Polar Bear Swim at English Bay Beach in Vancouver

Dec 21Park Board invites you to take the plunge in the 97th annual Polar Bear Swim

Take a New Year's Day plunge in English Bay (costume optional) and compete in the Peter Pantages 100-yard swim, or sit back and delight in the spectacle!

LED light installation at City Hall

Dec 20City continues to enhance openness and transparency

We recently sent a follow-up letter to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to update the Acting Commissioner on our continued efforts to improve public access to City records.

Person on street

Dec 20Additional 75 people used warming shelters Monday

Three community centre warming shelters will reopen Tuesday night to welcome anyone needing to get out of the cold.

Person on street

Dec 19More than 150 people accommodated at warming shelters over the weekend

We opened three community centres to welcome anyone who needed to get out of the cold. All three will reopen Monday night.

Dec 18More than 50 people accommodated Saturday night at warming shelters

The City opened two community centres overnight Saturday to welcome anyone who needed to get out of the cold, and will make more space available Sunday.

Dec 17City to open warming shelters Saturday, Sunday nights

The City of Vancouver is providing additional warm and welcoming space for anyone who needs to get out of the cold, December 17 and 18.

Vancouver's West End with the snowy North Shore mountains

Dec 16City preparing for next snowfall

We're ready for snowy and rainy weather on Saturday night. Please help prevent flooding by clearing catch basins near your home of leaves, snow, and ice.

Branislav Henselmann

Dec 15City appoints Branislav Henselmann as Managing Director of Cultural Services

Branislav will play a lead role in shaping our arts and culture vison, and developing policies and programs to support our efforts to ensure residents and visitors have access to a wide variety of activities and experiences.

Snow angel

Dec 14Snow Angels: a gift that keeps on giving

Thanks to the generous help of 29 Vancouver residents, more than 45 City blocks were cleared of snow between December 5 to 11 by volunteer Snow Angels. Register to be a Snow Angel.

2017-2021 Budget Outlook

Dec 13Mayor and Council pass 2017 Vancouver Budget

The budget makes a record investment in affordable housing and adds funding to permit and license services, and to address the fentanyl overdose crisis.

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