What is Open & Closed

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC) is offering activities in partially re-opened facilities.  Staff have implemented health and safety measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among community members and employees. 

Program & Activity Suspensions

NVRC is reviewing the BC Restart plan and working to resume activities where possible within the rules and timeline.

In response to the orders, the following NVRC programs and sessions are currently suspended. Please note, this is subject to change as per the BC Restart plan and relevant public health orders.  

Adult dance classes

Parent & Tot (not instructor led)

All adult indoor high intensity group fitness classes and programs Pickleball adult lessons for more than two people and doubles play are suspended
Badminton (including adult lessons for more than two people and doubles play are suspended)     Room rentals
Basketball (lessons are still running) Tennis -  lessons for adults with more than two people, doubles play, Court bookings for more than two people
Indoor health management classes e.g. Chronic Health Conditions Management. Options are being offered outdoors Trail Trekkers
Netball Volleyball

NVRC programs and activities continuing or scheduled to resume

There are many programs and activities continuing to run, or resuming soon with appropriate safety protocols and physical distancing in place:

Adult indoor arts programs (from May 31) Parent & tot programs (those that are instructor led)
Adult outdoor group fitness classes Pottery classes (May 31)
Adult indoor group low intensity fitness classes (May 31) Pottery studio - booked visits
Badminton Lessons (U19) – @ 3m physical distancing and max 4 persons per court only Private tennis lessons for adults and juniors
Dance classes (youth under 19) Racquetball and squash (solo play only)

Fitness centres – individual visits

Home alone and babysitter training Sports lessons and Sportball
Lane Swimming and Water Walking Swimming and skating lessons
Licensed Preschool Table Tennis
Martial Arts (Youth only) Tennis - adult tennis leagues (singles play)
Masters Swim Aquafit
Tennis Lessons (U19) – 3m physical distancing and max 4 students per coach per court only Youth centres
Music lessons and programs (not singing) (May 31 for adults) Woodworking (May 31)

Mask Requirements

Customers are required to wear a face mask in all areas in NVRC facilities, including lobbies, hallways and washrooms and programs and activities, including indoor fitness classes. We recognize it’s not feasible to wear a mask in the pool. Read more on our health & safety page.

Updated Fitness Centre Mask Protocol

Wearing a mask is now required at all times while exercising indoors by order of the Provincial Health Officer.  This includes while exercising on cardio equipment. In addition, participants are required to keep 3m away from each other when they are moving around in the fitness centre space.  

People who are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment, and people who are unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person are exempt from mask requirements. People who are unable to wear a mask must maintain at least 3m distance at all times when in the facility.

Visiting an NVRC Recreation Centre

Only customers with registrations for programs or who have booked a visit (e.g. fitness centre sessions, public swim, lane swimming, public skate and pottery studio sessions) are able to enter facilities. 

You can book a visit from 9am on the Monday, one week before the session. When a statutory holiday falls on a Monday, registration for the following week is on Tuesdays. You can do this online or by calling 604-987-7529.

View All Facility Locations and Hours 

Fitness Centres

All of our fitness centres are open for pre-registered vists.  New safety measures and physical distancing is in place. Read more on our fitness centre page or book a visit online.

New Fitness Centre Session No-Show Procedure

This new procedure has been implemented to maximize the number of spots for all community members to stay active.

Starting March 15, 2021, if you are registered for a fitness centre session and you don’t show up, or don’t cancel your spot at least one hour (60 minutes) before the start time, NVRC will consider this a No Show.

Once you have three no-show visits in a week, your account will be suspended online for one week and you will need to call to make any registrations.  Please note the following procedure:

  • If you don’t show up or cancel your spot at least one hour (60 minutes) before the start time of your fitness centre visit, we will email you and note the No Show on your account.
  • If, for a second time in the week, you don’t show up or cancel your spot at least one hour (60 minutes) before the start time, we will contact you by email and record the second No Show on your account.
  • If, for a third time, you don’t show up or cancel your spot at least one hour (60 minutes) before the start time, we will contact you by email, record the third No Show on your account, and suspend your online account for one week.

During the week that customers do not have access to their online account, all registrations will need to be made by calling our call centre at 604-987-7529.

Should a customer have their online account suspended for two weeks (not necessarily consecutively) and then no-show three times in one week again, this will result in access to the fitness centre being revoked for one week and no refund will be provided.

This does not change the rules regarding receiving a refund when cancelling a visit, 3 days notice is still required to receive a refund.

Programs and Registration

Click here to view programs. Registration can be done online and by calling 604 987 7529. In-person registration is not available as facilities remain only partially open. 

Swimming Pools

All NVRC pools are open. Find out more details here.


Public skating sessions and lessons are available at Ice Sports North Shore. View available sessions and lessons.

Pottery Studios

The pottery studios at Parkgate Community Centre and Delbrook Community Recreation Centre are partially open.

Studio time is available to customers who have experience in the studio and held a membership in 2020. These registrations are being done by phone to allow NVRC staff to confirm customers’ studio experience. Read more on our pottery page.

North Vancouver Tennis Centre

The North Vancouver Tennis Centre is now open. Adult and junior tennis programs are now available for registration and court bookings are available. Read more on the tennis programs page.

NVRC COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Please view NVRC's health & safety measures before registering and participating in any of NVRC's programs or activities. If you would like further information please contact NVRC at 604 987 7529.

NVRC Indoor Facility Rentals 

More information and contact details are available on the indoor rentals page.

Programs provided by other organizations

Programs provided by North Shore Neighbourhood House at the John Braithwaite Community Centre are cancelled.  For information, visit their website at www.nsnh.bc.ca.

Programs and childcare services provided by Parkgate Community Services Society at Parkgate Community Centre are cancelled.  For information, visit their website at www.myparkgate.com.

Flicka Gymnastics

Flicka Office Hours (No public access. Phone calls, emails only!): 
Mon, Tue, Fri -  9am-7pm
Wed, Thu - 11am-7pm

Flicka Gym Hours:
Mon-Fri - 9am-930pm
Sat - 8am-5pm
Sun - 9:30am - 7pm

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