Fitness and sports

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Visit a community centre near you to discover all the fun and social ways to become fit and active.

Browse our most popular activities below. For even more choices, select a specific community centre page to view their their programs, classes, lessons, and schedules.

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Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

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Popular fitness and sport activities


Badminton is a great sport for all ages and skill levels. Many community centres offer a range of badminton activities.

Ball, field, and floor hockey

Find out about playing ball hockey, floor hockey, street hockey, and field hockey in Vancouver. Join a team, take a class, or find a field or gym where you can play.

Baseball, softball, and t-ball

Vancouver offers numerous softball and baseball diamonds throughout the city including the Nat Bailey Stadium which hosts the Vancouver Canadians and UBC Thunderbirds. You can also join at softball teams or leagues or sign up for classes with many community centres in Vancouver.


Find out where to play basketball in Vancouver. Learn about how to book a court for your league or tournament. Join a basketball league.


Sign up for fun and interactive workshops about safe cycling in the city and bike maintenance at Vancouver community centres. Get information about cycling in Vancouver.

Fitness classes

Get fit and feel great at the Vancouver Park Board's recreation facilities. Find classes, see drop-in schedules, and learn about the various fitness program options available.

Ice hockey

Play ice hockey in Vancouver; find an ice rink, join a team, or watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena.

Ice skating

Vancouver has many opportunities to learn and enjoy ice skating. Some indoor rinks have ice available all year.

Indoor cycling

Workout on stationary bikes with indoor cycling classes (spin classes) at Vancouver fitness centres. Find out where you can participate and the types of classes available.

Martial arts and self-defense

From Capoeira to Karate to Tai Chi, Vancouver has many opportunities to learn and practise martial arts and self defense.

Outdoor and wilderness sports

Outdoor and wilderness sports

Paddling and boating

Find out about boating and water sport lessons, marinas, launches, teams, and amenities in Vancouver.

Personal training

Get one-to-one attention at Vancouver Park Board recreation facilities with a personal trainer; stay on track or move your workout up a level. Find out which centres have personal trainers and how you can sign up.


Pickleball is a fun game played both indoors or outdoors. It is easy for beginners to learn and is a great sport for all ages and abilities.

Racquetball and squash

The Vancouver Park Board has 8 racquetball or squash courts in 6 different community centres. Find out where you can play and take lessons in these high-paced, aerobic sports.


Running in Vancouver is a year-round sport. Find classes and lessons to improve your running technique, great places to run in Vancouver, and popular races in the City.


In Vancouver, soccer has one of the longest playing seasons of any sport. Whether you want to find a soccer field, sign up for lessons, join a team or league, or just find out who to watch and where, there are many opportunities to enjoy soccer in Vancouver.


Whether you are a beginner or experienced tennis player, you will find lots of opportunities to play in Vancouver. Find a tennis court, sign up for tennis lessons, or join a tennis club.


Vancouver has many options for playing volleyball. Find out about using indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, joining a volleyball league, or taking a volleyball course or workshop.

Walking, hiking, and geocaching

With many parks, gardens, and trails, Vancouver is a great place to walk and hike. Whether you are looking for a short scenic walk or an all day event, you'll find somewhere to walk in Vancouver. And if you like to have a goal for your walk, try geocaching and use a GPS device to find treasure hidden throughout the city.

Weight training

Weight training is a strength training exercise that uses the force of gravity and weights to build muscle strength. Find weight training lessons, orientation sessions, and facilities at Vancouver Park Board.

Windsurfing, skimboarding, and standup paddling

Locations, lessons, rules and rental info for windsurfing, skimboarding, standup paddling, and kiteboarding at Vancouver beaches.

Yoga and pilates

Yoga creates balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility through a series of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Find yoga and pilates classes and schedules for all skill levels.

Find a community or fitness centre

Community centres

We operate 24 community centres. Find out where they are and what programs and services they offer.

Fitness centres

Find information about our 25 fitness centres; their services, amenities, equipment, costs, location, and more.

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Use a system-wide card that gives you access to Park Board pools, rinks, fitness centres, and more.

Leisure Access Cards

Subsidized Leisure Access Cards allow eligible residents to use selected facilities at a reduced cost.

About the Leisure Access Program

Find out about Vancouver Sport Hosting Grants

Sport hosting grants

Provides financial support for sporting events that might bring significant direct and indirect economic, social, health, and community development benefits to Vancouver

Learn more about Flexipass


Get 1, 3, or 12-month access to Park Board and participating association fitness centres, swimming pools, and ice rinks.

Parks and recreation for all

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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