Playing beach volleyball on Kitsilano beach in Vancouver

On the beach or in a court, volleyball is a great way to be active and social. Most of Vancouver's outdoor volleyball courts are free to use and first come, first serve.

Vancouver's Park Board offers classes to all ages and skill levels. Take a lesson, register for a program, or join a drop-in game at a community centre near you.

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Volleyball drop-in schedule

See the schedule of drop-in volleyball programs at Park Board community centres. No need to register, just show up and play.

Sign up for volleyball programs

Volleyball programs

Find and register for volleyball programs and lessons. Learn to play, improve your skills and technique, or join in a recreational volleyball game.

Where to play volleyball

You can play volleyball at most beach areas, parks, and fields. Some conditions may apply. Play areas are available on a first come, first served basis. Courts don't require a reservation unless you are organizing a league practice or tournament. There is no time limit for volleyball court use.

At beach areas, many beaches have sand volleyball courts with stanchions (posts) for volleyball nets. You can borrow a net from a lifeguard free-of-charge when you provide a credit card or identification as a deposit. Bring your own ball.

Some beaches also have a space for temporary volleyball nets. Bring your own poles, net, and ball.

In parks and fields, you can set up a volleyball net depending on the site, game duration, field type, and availability.

Important note IMPORTANT: Do not insert volleyball posts into artificial turf fields or Grade A grass fields. Call 3-1-1 if you are unsure.

Volleyball court times

From Victoria Day in May to Labour Day in September, 11:30am to 8:30pm 

Location  Courts/space available
English Bay  2 spaces available
Jericho Beach 2 spaces available
Kitsilano Beach  7 permanent courts
Locarno Beach 6 spaces available
Shaughnessy St (by the Fraser River)  5 permanent courts 
Spanish Banks East  10 permanent courts
plus 10 spaces
Spanish Banks West  8 permanent courts
plus 10 spaces
Sunset Beach  1 space available

Join a volleyball team or league 

Most clubs, teams and leagues are maintained by organizations that are affiliated with Sport BC. Representatives from these organizations can help you find leagues and teams in  your area. 

In addition, information about local teams and clubs that are looking for players can be found in the sport's "Game Summary" section of the Vancouver Sun or the Province newspapers.

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Adapted sports programs are a great way to meet new people and stay active. The sports offered by the park board and community user groups include sledge hockey, blind hockey, basketball, boccia, ball hockey, wheelchair rugby, and indoor soccer. In the summer Access Services partners with a number of outdoor recreation organizations to offer a chance for people to try adapted sports such as adapted kayaking, waterskiing, golf, canoeing, sailing and more.

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Last modified: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:48:11

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