Two Park Rangers standing by the Ranger Station

Park Rangers

Park Rangers are the front-line ambassadors in parks and public spaces. They support a broad range of events and activities, and assist with issues such as:

  • Providing visitor information and wayfinding
  • Educating the public about park regulations such as the smoking, dogs on leash, and cycling bylaws
  • Enforcing the Park Board By-laws
  • Supporting permitted events and filming
  • Working with Vancouver Police, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service, BC Ambulance, and other departments and agencies on issues found in parks
  • Dealing with homelessness as it impacts parks, and connecting individuals with support services
  • Responding to park concerns reported through 3-1-1 and Van311 services

Park Rangers patrol parks and beaches throughout Vancouver. A seasonal ranger station is located at Second Beach, next to the concession.

 Park rangers are not police. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency that requires police, fire, or ambulance.

Report park issues

Tell us about park-related issues including garbage, noise, maintenance, animals, and more using Van311.


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