Hillcrest Fitness Centre

COVID-19 update: drop-ins no longer available

May 11, 2021: Effective April 20, facility drop-ins will no longer be available. Advance online registration will be required for all fitness sessions. Register for your fitness session

As of April 19, 2021, all adult indoor low intensity group classes such as fitness, yoga, and martial arts will be paused until May 25, 2021, in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19 as directed by BC’s Provincial Health Officer.

The following programs will continue to operate:

  • Fitness centres with individual and one-on-one training, pools and arenas
  • All children/youth programs
  • Individual sport programs
  • Adult outdoor activities up to groups of 10

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

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Masks are mandatory

April 7, 2021: Masks are mandatory in our facilities at all times with the exception of those under the age of 12. You are required to wear a mask at Fitness Centres at all the times. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.


No-show guidelines

May 7, 2021: Due to the limited number of available recreation sessions and to allow more community members to enjoy our facilities, no-show guidelines apply to all registered fitness, pool, and rink sessions.

Effective May 8, 2021, customers will be able to withdraw online at vanrec.ca from all Park Board fitness, pool, and rink sessions with a scheduled start date of May 11 and onward.

Learn more about the no-show guidelines

Hillcrest Fitness Centre — located  near Queen Elizabeth Park — is a state-of-the-art facility designed to LEED environmental standards.

Our naturally-lit exercise room includes cardio and weight-training machines, free weights, exercise props, and equipment for adapted fitness.

 The sauna, steam room, change rooms, showers, and lockers are not available due to COVID-19 safety measures.

Register online for one-hour workout sessions

Registration opens three days in advance and closes 30 minutes before the session starts.

Flexipasses and 10-visit passes are accepted for online registration.

No-show guidelines apply to all registered fitness sessions, including sessions registered with a pass. If unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you must cancel in advance by accessing your vanrec.ca account. Learn more about the no-show guidelines

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Fitness equipment

 Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we have reduced and spaced apart our equipment to the following pieces:

  • 5 walk/run treadmills
  • 5 elliptical walk/run/step machines
  • 2 walk/run/step (Cybex Arc)
  • 1 step/climb machine (LifeFitness)
  • 2 walk/run/step/climb adjusting machines (Precor AMT)
  • 2 rowing machines (Concept2)
  • 3 indoor spin bicycles (Keiser)
  • 2 indoor bicycles, upright position
  • 2 indoor bicycles, recumbent position
  • 2 machines for adapted fitness (SCIFIT)
  • Free weights and adjustable benches
  • Strength-training machines for upper and lower body (LifeFitness)

Hours, location, contact info

Get Hillcrest Centre, Fitness Centre, Aquatic Centre, Rink, and office hours. Find out where we are located and how to contact us.

Fees and passes

View our drop-in fees for Hillcrest Fitness Centre and learn how you can save money with a multi-visit or monthly pass.

Personal trainers

Meet the personal trainers at Hillcrest Fitness Centre. Find out whose fitness philosophy and experience best fit your goals.

Blood pressure clinic

Drop by the fitness centre any Monday or Thursday morning between 8:00am and 8:30am for advice and a blood pressure check by a qualified professional. Free, appointment requested. Call Hillcrest Fitness Centre at 604-257-8680.

Hillcrest Fitness Centre location and contact

Pursue a healthier life with this program

The ABC Fitness Group (formerly Healthiest Winner)

Get encouragement and support as you pursue a healthy lifestyle with an inclusive lifestyle management program at select community centres.