We are the only municipality in Canada with an elected park board, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
The Park Board operates:
- 250 parks
- Destination gardens
- 24 community centres with swimming pools, arenas, and playing fields
- Three championship golf courses
Stanley Park, 404-hectares (1,000 acres), is considered one of the top urban parks in the world with ancient cedars, wildlife, rainforest ecology, vibrant art and attractions, and a seawall path used by millions of walkers and cyclists a year.
Vancouver's parks, recreation, and cultural assets are prized by Vancouverites and visitors as some of the finest in the world. Please help us protect and preserve them for future generations.