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Recreational activities

Choose from a wide variety of sport, fitness, arts, education, and social activities for all ages and skill levels. You can join a class, register for a program, or just drop in to a facility near you.


Register for West End and Coal Harbour progams and services

Use our new registration system to register for an activity at the West End (Barclay Manor) or Coal Harbour community centres. It is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

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Swimming programs

Swimming lessons and water activities

Vancouver pools offer a variety of swim lessons and classes for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are looking to get your bronze medallion, take an aquafit class, or play in the leisure pool, you'll find the perfect program for you.

Ice hockey and skating programs

Rink lessons and classes

Vancouver rinks offer a variety of ice programs from hockey to skating, as well as ringette, and more. Some rinks have ice programs all year long, others are only available during the fall and winter seasons. Find and sign up for ice programs offered at Vancouver rinks.

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Fitness and sport activities in Vancouver

Fitness and sport activities

Find fitness and sport activities in Vancouver: facilities, classes, workshops, and more

Swimming in Vancouver

Swimming and water activities

Find swim lessons, pool schedules, aquafit classes, and other water activities at Vancouver pools and water parks.

Golf courses and golf facilities in Vancouver


Find information about all of the Park Board's golf courses, driving ranges, and pitch & putts including green fees, equipment rental rates, and more. Also, book your tee times online.

Arts and cultural activities in Vancouver

Art and cultural activities

Find art and cultural activities in Vancouver, including classes in dance, crafts, visual arts, creative writing, photography, woodworking, pottery, and more.

Social actvities at Vancouver community centres

Social activities

Get out and mingle with people in Vancouver. Find support groups, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Educational activities in Vancouver

Educational activities

Have a thirst for knowledge? Vancouver offers many learning opportunities including gardening, dogs and pets, first aid and safety, and much more

Summer day camp group at the pool

Daycamps and childcare

Many community centres offer a variety of daycamp programs during holidays and pro-d days for schoolage children. Some centres also run licenced preschool programs. Find out what's available and sign up.

Adapted sit skiing is part of the adapted special-needs program opportunities

Adapted and integrated programs

Do you need support to participate in recreational activities? Vancouver offers adapted and integrated programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs.

Recreation facilities

Find programs at specific facilities

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.

Pools in Vancouver

Swimming pools

Find out about Vancouver's indoor and outdoor pools; their locations, features, and amenities.

Ice rinks in Vancouver

Ice rinks

The Park Board operates eight indoor ice rinks. Some have year-round ice, while others have seasonal ice and offer dry floor activities in the summer months. Find information about Vancouver rinks.

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.

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Explore Vancouver's popular attractions, performing arts, sports facilities, heritage locations, and culture venues with friends and family—for free! Vancouver Park Board is a proud partner of this exciting initiative.

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Seniors, women, and youth

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