Social activities

Social actvities at Vancouver community centres

Join a bridge table, bingo game, mah jong, book club, karaoke, day trip, knitting circle and more. You can also book a room, gym, or pool for your own party.

Some of the most popular activities are listed below. You can find other social activities on individual community centre pages, or search social activities.

COVID-19 update: recreational activities

September 13, 2021: Proof of vaccination is required to participate in some programs and events. Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities. Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Learn about venues, programs, and events that require proof of vaccination (46 KB)

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for those 12 years and older, even if you are vaccinated. Masks may be temporarily removed when participating in sports and fitness. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.

Register for recreation programs and services

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

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

Register for activities

Popular social events and programs

Birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday at a favourite pool, rink, gym, or community centre. Book the Play Palace, bouncy castle, climbing wall, and more.

Card, board, and electronic games

Meet friends and neighbours over a game of bingo, bridge, whist, cribbage, or Mahjong. Sharpen your chess skills, practise your gaming.

Games room

Come out and socialize over a table tennis, billiards, air hockey, or foosball game. Watch a movie, play a board game. Events for all ages.

Social, festivals, and events

Join the fun when your community centre brings you live music, carnivals, field games, film screenings, potluck picnics, markets, and more.

Tours and day trips

Explore in and around Vancouver in a group. Watch the fireworks, go bowling, learn dragonboating, or ride a gondola. Excursions for all ages.

Volunteering

Be a part of your community. Share your experience, help others, gain work experience, and meet new people when you volunteer in Vancouver.

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Community centres

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Fitness centres

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Seniors, women, and youth

Community centres are a great place for activities and services for all ages.

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