Parks, Recreation, and Culture

Carnegie Community Centre

Carnegie Centre staircase

Carnegie Community Centre — often referred to as the living room of the Downtown Eastside — provides social, educational, cultural and recreational activities on-site, at nearby Oppenheimer Park and through an outreach team.

The programs serve low income adults with the goal of  nurturing mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.

Arts, culture, recreation, and more

Carnegie Centre programs

Discover social, educational, and recreational activities offered through programs at our Main and Hastings location.

Volunteer or donate

Make a difference at Carnegie Centre

Carnegie Community Centre is an important part of Vancouver's rich history. Learn how you can make a difference as a volunteer, or by making a donation.

Programs outside of Carnegie Centre

Oppenheimer Park programs

Carnegie Centre offers social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs at nearby Oppenhemier Park, including sports, music, arts and crafts.

Our work in the community

Carnegie outreach programs

The Carnegie outreach team helps homeless and street-involved individuals find housing, in addition to financial, recreational and health support.

Cafeteria and kitchen

Carnegie Centre cafeteria

The Carnegie Community Centre cafeteria serves low-cost, nutritious meals 365 days a year, with a different menu every day.

Membership at Carnegie Community Centre

All services and programs at Carnegie Community Centre are offered free of charge with an annual membership of $1.00.

Access services

Use our online tools to register for classes, pay bills, get permits, and more.

Online services

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Find and contact us


Monday to Sunday
9:00am to 11:00pm 

Contact us

401 Main St
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7

Phone: 604-665-2220

Find the help you need

Man who is homeless

Homeless and low-income resources

Find shelters, financial aid, low-cost meals and recreation, and community centres that serve low-income residents.

Support Carnegie Centre

Help Carnegie deliver programs. Write a cheque to Carnegie Community Centre Association, or donate now using PayPal.

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