Home > Parks, Recreation, and Culture > Recreational activities > Fitness and sport activities

Fitness and sports

Fitness and sport activities in Vancouver

Visit a community centre near you to discover all the fun and social ways to become fit and active.

Browse our most popular activities below. For even more choices, select a specific community centre page to view their their programs, classes, lessons, and schedules.

Popular fitness and sport activities

Ball, field, and street hockey in Vancouver

Ball, field, and floor hockey

Find out about playing ball hockey, floor hockey, street hockey, and field hockey in Vancouver. Join a team, take a class, or find a field or gym where you can play.

Basketball in Vancouver

Basketball

Find out where to play basketball in Vancouver. Learn about how to book a court for your league or tournament. Join a basketball league.

Fitness classes at Vancouver Community Centres

Fitness classes

Get fit and feel great at the Vancouver Park Board's recreation facilities. Find classes, see drop-in schedules, and learn about the various fitness program options available.

Ice hockey in Vancouver

Ice hockey

Play ice hockey in Vancouver; find an ice rink, join a team, or watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena.

Skating in Vancouver

Ice skating

In spite of the mild winters, Vancouver has many opportunities to learn and enjoy ice skating. Some indoor rinks have ice available all year.

Indoor cycling in Vancouver community centres

Indoor cycling

Workout on stationary bikes with indoor cycling classes (spin classes) at Vancouver fitness centres. Find out where you can participate and the types of classes available.

Martial arts and self defense at Vancovuer Community Centres

Martial arts and self-defense

From Capoeira to Karate to Tai Chi, Vancouver has many opportunities to learn and practise martial arts and self defense.

Compass

Outdoor and wilderness sports

Outdoor and wilderness sports

Paddling and boating in Vancouver

Paddling and boating

Find out about boating and water sport lessons, marinas, launches, teams, and amenities in Vancouver.

Personal training at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Personal training

Get one-to-one attention at Vancouver Park Board recreation facilities with a personal trainer; stay on track or move your workout up a level. Find out which centres have personal trainers and how you can sign up.

Playing squash in Vancouver

Racquetball and squash

The Vancouver Park Board has 8 racquetball or squash courts in 6 different community centres. Find out where you can play and take lessons in these high-paced, aerobic sports.

Running in Vancouver

Running

Running in Vancouver is a year-round sport. Find classes and lessons to improve your running technique, great places to run in Vancouver, and popular races in the City.

Children playing soccer in Vancouver

Soccer

In Vancouver, soccer has one of the longest playing seasons of any sport. Whether you want to find a soccer field, sign up for lessons, join a team or league, or just find out who to watch and where, there are many opportunities to enjoy soccer in Vancouver.

Baseball in Vancouver

Softball, baseball, and t-ball

Vancouver offers numerous softball and baseball diamonds throughout the city including the Nat Bailey Stadium which hosts the Vancouver Canadians and UBC Thunderbirds. You can also join at softball teams or leagues or sign up for classes with many community centres in Vancouver.

Playing tennis in Vancouver

Tennis

Whether you are a beginner or experienced tennis player, you will find lots of opportunities to play in Vancouver. Find a tennis court, sign up for tennis lessons, or join a tennis club.

Playing beach volleyball on Kitsilano beach in Vancouver

Volleyball

Vancouver has many options for playing volleyball. Find out about using indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, joining a volleyball league, or taking a volleyball course or workshop.

Walking, hiking, and geocaching in Vancouver

Walking, hiking, and geocaching

With many parks, gardens, and trails, Vancouver is a great place to walk and hike. Whether you are looking for a short scenic walk or an all day event, you'll find somewhere to walk in Vancouver. And if you like to have a goal for your walk, try geocaching and use a GPS device to find treasure hidden throughout the city.

Weight training in Vancouver

Weight training

Weight training is a strength training exercise that uses the force of gravity and weights to build muscle strength. Find weight training lessons, orientation sessions, and facilities at Vancouver Park Board.

Windsurfing, skimboarding, and standup paddling in Vancouver

Windsurfing, skimboarding, and standup paddling

Locations, lessons, rules and rental info for windsurfing, skimboarding, standup paddling, and kiteboarding at Vancouver beaches.

Yoga and pilates at Vancouver community centres

Yoga and pilates

Yoga creates balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility through a series of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Find yoga and pilates classes and schedules for all skill levels.

Find a community or fitness centre

Community centers offer programs like yoga classes

Community centres

The Vancouver Park Board operates 24 community centres around the city. Find out where they are, what programs and services they offer, and how you can access them.

Fitness centres in Vancouver

Fitness centres

Find information about fitness centres run by the Vancouver Park Board; their services and amenities, equipment, costs, location, and more.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

Register for a class

Search activities

OneCard is here!

Get your OneCard today!

OneCard

Now you can use a system-wide card that gives you access to Park Board pools, rinks, fitness centres, and more.

Learn more about Flexipass

Flexipass

Flexipass gives you 1, 3, 4, 6, or 12-month access to Park Board and participating Association fitness centres, swimming pools, and ice rinks. Some conditions apply.

Leisure Access Cards

Subsidized Leisure Access Cards allow eligible residents to use selected facilities at a reduced cost.

About the Leisure Access Program

Parks and recreation for all

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

About the Park Board

Sign up for the Rec Report newsletter

 

 View past newsletters

Last modified: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:09:22

Ball, field, and floor hockeyBasketballFitness classesIce hockeyIce skatingIndoor cyclingMartial arts and self-defenseOutdoor and wilderness sportsPaddling and boatingPersonal trainingRacquetball and squashRunningSoccerSoftball, baseball, and t-ballTennisVolleyballWalking, hiking, and geocachingWeight trainingWindsurfing, skimboarding, and standup paddlingYoga and pilates