Police officer handing a youth a Positive Ticket

Positive Ticket program

The Positive Ticket program is developing positive relationships between the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the Vancouver Park Board, and youth aged 10-18 years.

Youth who are witnessed displaying positive behaviours could receive a Positive Ticket, redeemable for four complimentary drop-in visits to any Vancouver Park Board pool, fitness centre, or ice rink.

Program benefits

The program is a proactive, positive initiative that can transform communities, and shift mindsets and attitudes. It can:

  • Empower and value young people
  • Build positive relationships
  • Create positive change in behaviour
  • Recognize contributions to the community 
  • Welcome young people to Vancouver Park Board facilities as valued participants

Earn a Positive Ticket

Tickets will be distributed citywide by Vancouver Park Board Community Youth Workers, and VPD Youth Services and School Liaison officers.

Examples of how you can earn a ticket:

  • Be inclusive: Ask someone who is not playing basketball if they want to join the game
  • Respect the space and environment: Pick up garbage and recycle it
  • Provide support to a member of a vulnerable population: Be a positive role model for a friend
  • Attend programs where barriers exist: Show up for a program despite anxiety meeting new people
  • Improve negative behaviour: Resist peer pressure
  • Engage with authority figures: Interact respectfully with a VPD officer

All rinks and pools accept Positive Tickets

Public swim schedules

Swimming pools

Find information about our nine indoor and five outdoor seasonal pools; their locations, features, and amenities.

Ice rinks in Vancouver

Ice rinks

Find information about our eight indoor ice rinks. We have year-round ice rinks and in the summer some have dry floor activities.

Fitness Centres that accept Positive Tickets

Exercise on an elliptical trainer at Champlain Heights Fitness Centre

Champlain Heights Fitness Centre

Champlain Heights Fitness Centre has cardio and strength training machines, free weights, exercise props, a sauna, and more.

Creekside fitness centre

Creekside Fitness Centre

Creekside Fitness Centre has treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, stationary bikes, weights, and more.

Free weights at Vancouver's community fitness centres

Douglas Park Fitness Centre

Douglas Park Fitness Centre is a small facility with treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, elliptical trainer, weights, and more.

Dunbar fitness centre in Vancouver

Dunbar Fitness Centre

Dunbar Fitness Centre has a whirlpool, sauna, cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, free weights, and training props.

Workout at Hastings

Hastings Fitness Centre

Hastings Fitness Centre has cardio and strength machines, indoor bicycles, weights, expert advice, and more.

Hillcrest Fitness Centre

Hillcrest Fitness Centre

Hillcrest Fitness Centre has has treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, stairmasters, stationary bikes, weights, and more.

Kensington Fitness Centre

Kensington Fitness Centre

Kensington Fitness Centre has treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, stairclimbers, stationary bikes, weights, and more.

Kitsilano Fitness Centre

Killarney Fitness Centre

Killarney Fitness Centre has treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairclimbers, weights, body composition testing, and more.

Kitsilano Fitness Centre

Kitsilano Fitness Centre

Kitsilano Fitness Centre has a sauna, hot pool, cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, free weights, and training props.

Cardio machines at Lord Byng Fitness Centre in Vancouver

Lord Byng Fitness Centre

A small facility with a treadmill, stationary bikes, elliptical trainer, rowing machine, weight training equipment, free weights, and more. Personal training available. Accepts OneCard products and services. Located at 3990 West 14th Ave. 604-222-6090

Cardio machines at Marpole-Oakridge fitness centre in Vancouver

Marpole-Oakridge Fitness Centre

The Marpole-Oakridge Fitness Centre has a whirlpool, sauna, cardio and strength training machines, and more.

Mount Pleasant Fitness Centre

Mount Pleasant Fitness Centre

Mount Pleasant Fitness Centre has a steam room, cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, and more.

Ray-Cam Fitness Centre

Ray-Cam Fitness Centre

Ray-Cam Fitness Centre is a small facility with a weight room for community centre members.

Treadmills at Renfrew Park Fitness Centre in Vancouver

Renfrew Park Fitness Centre

Renfrew Park Fitness Centre has a whirlpool, sauna, cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, free weights, and training props.

Strathcona Fitness Centre

Strathcona Fitness Centre

Strathcona Fitness Centre has cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, free weights, and training props.

Cardio machines at Templeton Park Pool Fitness Centre in Vancouver

Templeton Park Fitness Centre

Templeton Park Fitness Centre has a cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, pool, whirlpool, sauna, and more.

Thunderbird Fitness Centre

Thunderbird Fitness Centre

Thunderbird Fitness Centre has cardio and strength training machines, indoor bicycles, free weights, and training props.

Trout Lake Fitness Centre

Trout Lake Fitness Centre

Trout Lake Fitness Centre has a steam room, cardio and strength machines, indoor bicycles including spin bikes, free weights, and more.

West End Fitness Centre in Vancouver

West End Fitness Centre

West End Fitness Centre has treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, stairclimbers, rowing machines, weights, and more.

Enjoy a range of fitness equipment at our sites

West Point Grey Fitness Centre

West Point Grey Fitness Centre has treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairclimber, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weights, and more.

Weight machines at Vancouver Aquatic fitness centre

Vancouver Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre

Vancouver Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre is a moderately-sized facility with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weight training machines, and more.

Terms and conditions

  • Youth must be at least 13 years old to redeem a positive ticket toward fitness centre drop-ins
  • Youth aged 10-12 years old who earn a positive ticket, may only redeem towards pool or ice rink drop-ins
  • Free skate rentals are included if they choose to use their drop-in for the ice rink
  • Positive Tickets do not expire
  • Positive Tickets are transferable. For example, a young person can bring a friend or a parent can accompany the young person.
  • Positive Tickets hold no cash value

The program launched citywide on February 6, 2018. The first phase of distribution will run until July 31, 2018. Ongoing consideration for the program will be based on evaluation of the first phase.