New to NVRC?

Welcome to North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC)…

….your community recreation and culture services provider.

Whether you are new to North Vancouver or just new to NVRC, we are here to help you get connected to our programs, events and services so you can live a more healthy and inspired life!

About Us

Since 1970 we have been providing recreation and culture services to the residents of North Vancouver on behalf of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver.  Our mission is to build healthier individuals, families and communities. Visit our About Us page for more information.

Our Programs & Services

We offer hundreds of recreation and arts programs and daily drop-in activities at our 10 Community Recreation Centres and the North Vancouver Tennis Centre and in various other venues in North Vancouver.  We host local and national live performances at Centennial Theatre and support the local arts and culture community by providing resources and grants and facilitating events.  We also manage the City & District of North Vancouver’s extensive Public Art collection.

Getting Started

Congratulations!  By visiting our website, you've already taken the first step to get to know what we offer.  We encourage you to keep browsing the site to find what you are most interested in.

Here are a few links to more information on some of our most popular programs and services:

Need Special Assistance?

If you are facing financial barriers to participation, we can help. Our Financial Assistance Program is available to North Vancouver residents who meet certain criteria. 

For those living with physical challenges or disabilities, view our accessibility page to see how our facilities can accommodate you.  We also offer health management and rehabilitation programs and activities to support your health and wellness.

Connect with Us

There are many ways to connect with us:

  • Call us at 604-987-7529 to speak with one of our welcoming staff.  They will answer all your questions and help you find activities that are right for you.

  • Email us with your questions, comments or program ideas and we can start a conversation.

  • Visit us at any of our Community Recreation Centres and speak with our front office staff; they’ll help you get to know your local centres and all they have to offer.

  • Sign up for our eNewsletters (community events, recreation, arts, and tennis); a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in your community and at NVRC.

We hope to see or hear from you soon!

Other Community Services & Resources

Community Resources

North Shore Community Resources  (NSCR) operates Information North Shore which provides information on social services. These services include: 

  • Medical Services
  • Financial Assistance 
  • Home Care Help 
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Services 
  • Legal Information and Aid 
  • Housing Information 
  • Seniors' Information

 and other services required by individuals living in the community.

Giving You Access to Community Resources 
Visit Information North Shore's office to access a collection of materials from a variety of agencies and organizations that includes pamphlets, fact sheets, books, etc. 

Community Resource Directory 
Information North Shore produces a directory of North Shore Agencies and Organizations known as the Green Book.  

The Green Book is a directory of community and social services available on the North Shore. NSCR has produced the Green Book for more than 25 years. It lists North Shore organizations’ community and social services.  Learn more

Community Sport Organizations

Visit our Community Sport webpage for a listing of local sport organizations.


North Vancouver District Public Library and North Vancouver City Library provide access to many programs and services.


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