The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city's itself.
It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more.
The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide.
The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.
December 1 2016 - The world's most elite hockey players under age 20 will play the World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019.
December 1 2016 - The 32nd annual VanDusen Festival of Lights, Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event, runs nightly to January 2 (closed December 25).
November 30 2016 - James Corner Field Operations will design the Creekside Park Extension to connect existing and emerging neighbourhoods with each other and the water.
November 3 2016 - View the pole raising ceremony on Saturday at 11:30am. The Park Board supports the installation of Survivors Totem Pole symbolizing community resilience.
October 24 2016 - Glow in the Garden will entertain you this Halloween with up to 1,000 pumpkins displayed throughout the week.
The Park Board ensures that Vancouver parks and recreation remains accessible and sustainable.
Find dates, agendas, reports, and live video for upcoming Park Board meetings, and minutes and video from past meetings.
Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches. Rain or shine, our city's physical splendour can inspire and soothe you.
Find Vancouver sports fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, community centres, and gyms.
Find and register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at Vancouver recreation facilities.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4