Water fountains

Drinking water fountain

Drinking water fountains serve fresh, potable water around the city. These fountains are installed and maintained by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board.

Vancouver tests the city's drinking water frequently to ensure and maintain a high quality level.

Temporary drinking water fountains

During heat waves, we connect additional drinking fountains to our fresh water supply. These temporary drinking fountains are placed in specific locations that benefit the elderly, very young, and homeless.

 In addition to the 234 permanent fountains and 6 bottle-fillers located across the city, 12 temporary fountains will be installed from June 26 to September 21 at these sites:

  • Commercial Dr and East Broadway intersection
  • Commercial Dr and Venables St intersection
  • 62 East Hastings St (Downtown Eastside Street Market)
  • East Hastings St and Heatley Ave intersection
  • East Hastings St and Main St intersection
  • 58 W Hastings St (Downtown East Side Weekend Market)
  • Granville St and West 70th Ave intersection
  • Keefer St and Columbia St intersection
  • Powell St and Gore Ave intersection
  • Richards St and Dunsmuir St intersection
  • Robson St and Bidwell St intersection
  • Thornton Park

Find a drinking water fountain in Vancouver

The map below shows where you can find permanent drinking fountains around the City. Select a map marker for directions to that fountain.

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Decorative water fountains in Vancouver

The Emery Barnes Park fountain at Davie St and Richards StThe City and Vancouver Park Board also install and maintain decorative fountains in the City. To request maintenance on a fountain on private property, contact the property owner or the building manager.