COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
April 6, 2020: We have partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and BC Housing to temporarily use City facilities, including the Roundhouse, as emergency response centres.
Many people experiencing homelessness have higher rates of health concerns and may be at greater risk if exposed to COVID-19. Adding more spaces for people experiencing homelessness prevents crowding and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Emergency response centres are for Vancouver residents and are managed 24/7 by experienced non-profit operators. The centres are referral only and walk-ups are not accepted.
This centre is operated by Lookout Housing and Health Society. Contact them at 604-345-1099 or email the City at COVID19Vancouver@vancouver.ca.
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre – located in downtown Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood – is a historic railway complex with arts, crafts, and leisure spaces.
Our facility has after-school child care; dance, pottery, and woodworking studios; a gymnasium; multi-purpose rooms; exhibition space; and a 200-seat theatre. We are also home to Engine 374, a locomotive that pulled the first trans-continental passenger train across Canada and into Vancouver in 1887.
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Engine 374, the first trans-continental passenger train to Vancouver, is displayed in a glass pavilion at the Roundhouse.
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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society (RCARS).
RCARS's mandate for The Roundhouse is to be both a centre for community cultural development, and a community source for recreational activities for all ages, by exploring issues, taking risks, and striving to bring people together in new ways to explore what is important to them.
Free WiFi is available at this location.