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We are the only municipality in Canada with an elected park board, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Come visit our unique parks, beaches, gardens, and community facilities.

We have close to 300 parks, beaches, and gardens and are envied by others for our 404 hectares (1,000 acres) Stanley Park, to the many smaller parks that host recreational facilities, community centres, and amenities such as off-leash dog areas and skate parks.


Facilities and schedules

Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.

Recreational lessons and classes

Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.

Parks, gardens, and beaches

Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches. Rain or shine, our city's physical splendour can inspire and soothe you.

Plan and book an event

Find information about planning and booking events in Vancouver parks and facilities including weddings, meetings, and special events

Passes, discounts, and gift cards

Learn how you can save money on Park Board programs and services with fitness passes, group rates, low-income discounts, and gift cards.

Recreational activities

Take a look at the types of recreational activities we offer in Vancouver, from swimming to pottery.

Park Board Commissioners 2014-2018

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation provides, preserves, and advocates for parks and recreation services to benefit all.

Improving parks and beaches in Vancouver - Renfrew Ravine

Improving our parks, beaches, and trails

Find out how the Vancouver Park Board and City are working to maintain and improve Vancouver's parks, beaches, and trails.

What's new at Vancouver Parks and Recreation

Events at Park facilities

Wine and Paint Night 

Sat, Feb 20, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad? 

Sun, Feb 21, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Kids Swap Meet 

Sat, Mar 5, 9:00am–12:00pm

Breakfast with Bunny 

Sat, Mar 12, 10:00am–12:00pm

Earthquake Preparedness - Personal & Family 

Wed, Mar 16, 7:00pm–8:30pm

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Last modified: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:36:27

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