Drinking water fountain

Water fountains, handwashing and misting stations

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

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

Find a drinking water fountain in Vancouver

The map below shows where you can find over 200 permanent drinking water fountains and six bottle fillers around the city.

Select a map marker for directions to that fountain.

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Temporary fountains and handwashing stations 

During summer, we connect additional drinking fountains and handwashing stations to our fresh water supply. Each has a bottle filler on the side. Temporary fountains and stations are placed in specific locations that benefit the elderly, very young, and people experiencing homelessness. We remove temporary fountains and handwashing stations in winter to prevent equipment from freezing.

Temporary misting stations

Misting stations are available at:

  • Main St and E 14th Ave
  • Commercial Dr and E 10th Ave
  • PNE entrance 
  • Columbia St and Powell St
  • Pigeon Park 
  • Robson St and Cardero St
  • Nelson Park 
  • Manitoba St and Athletes Way 
  • Granville St and W 10th Ave
  • Cambie St and W 17th Ave
  • West Boulevard and W 45th Ave
  • Hudson St and W 70th Ave

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.