Going to fitness centres during COVID-19

COVID-19 restart: fitness centres

September 13, 2021: Proof of vaccination is required to participate in some programs and events. Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities. Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Learn about venues, programs, and events that require proof of vaccination (46 KB)


September 7, 2021: Online registration for fitness sessions will not be required. Patrons may drop in on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To accommodate essential cleaning closures, fitness participants are required to exit the change rooms. Cleaning schedules vary by site and can be checked on individual facility pages. 

Find a fitness centre near you

Most fitness centres are open. We’re working with community centre associations to reopen the remaining fitness centres.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for those 12 years and older, even if you are vaccinated. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.

COVID-19 safety measures

In the interests of comfort and safety, we are:

  • Reducing the amount of fitness equipment
  • Regularly sanitizing high-touch areas
  • Providing hand sanitizer throughout the fitness centre
  • Scheduling a minimum of two change room closures throughout the day for enhanced cleaning
  • Making masks mandatory indoors, except when participating in sports and fitness
  • Closing saunas and steam rooms

General safety practices

Stay home if you are sick. By entering our facilities, you are declaring that you are in good health.

Take the BC Health self-assessment if you are unsure

  • Respect and follow staff directions, queuing procedures, and posted signage at all times.
  • Maintain 2 metres distance or more from others at all times.
  • Sites may have designated entrances and exits.
    • Not all traditional entrances and exits will be available.

Customers who don't follow the rules and safety guidelines of the fitness centre may be asked to leave without a refund or prevented from registering for future sessions.

Plan your visit

What you need to know before you arrive:

  • All session times are on a drop-in basis.
  • Contactless payment is preferred, but cash is accepted. 
  • For the safety of patrons and staff, there will be a minimum of two change room closures throughout the day for enhanced cleaning. Fitness participants are required to exit the change rooms. Check individual facilities for their cleaning closure schedule. Closures vary by site. 
  • Masks are mandatory indoors, except when participating in sports and fitness.

Find the phone number for your recreation facility

Personal training, fitness consultations, and indoor cycling

Starting September 7, personal training and free fitness consultations will be available at all Park Board fitness centres.

From September 27, indoor cycling sessions will be offered at most Park Board fitness centres.

Due to limited physical space, indoor cycling will no longer be offered at the Kitsilano Fitness Centre.

Advanced online registration for indoor cycling sessions will be required. Spots are limited and registration opens three days in advance.