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
On Thursday, December 3, the Provincial Health Officer announced new COVID-19 restrictions for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.
In response to the orders, NVRC is suspending the following programs and sessions until further notice. Please note, this is subject to change. All program participants will be notified by email and refunds will be provided.
|Aquafit (will resume Jan 7, 2021||Netball|
|Adult dance classes||
Pickleball adult lessons for more than two people and doubles play are suspended
Pickleball lessons for adults, less than 3 people only, are being planned. Check back for updates
|High activity fitness classes||
Some room rentals
|Masters Swim (recommences Jan 18, with registration restarting Jan 11)||Youth centres|
|Badminton (including adult lessons for more than two people and doubles play are suspended)||
Tennis lessons for adults with more than two people
Court bookings for more than two people
|Basketball (lessons are still running)||
|Health management classes e.g. Chronic Health Conditions Management||Volleyball|
|Parent & Tot (not instructor led)|
NVRC programs and activities continuing
There are still many programs and activities continuing to run with appropriate safety protocols and physical distancing in place, including but not limited to:
|Low intensity fitness classes||Woodworking|
|Arts programs||Music lessons and programs (not singing)|
Badminton lessons for adults (less than 3 people only)
|Parent & tot programs (those that are instructor led)|
|U19 Badminton Lessons – @ 3m physical distancing and max 4 persons per court only||Pottery studios - classes and booked visits|
|Dance classes (youth under 19)||Sports lessons and Sportball|
|Fitness centres – individual visits||Swimming and skating lessons|
|Home alone and babysitter training||Tennis - adult tennis league 4.0 - singles|
|Lane Swimming and Water Walking||Tennis lessons for adults (if private or semi-private at VIASport level 2 only)|
|Licensed Preschool||U19 Tennis Lessons – 3 m physical distancing and max 4 students per coach per court only|
|Martial Arts (Youth only)||
Racquetball and squash (solo play only)
|Table Tennis||Martial arts|
Customers are required to wear a face mask in all common areas in NVRC facilities, including lobbies, hallways and washrooms and some programs and activities. Customers are also encouraged to wear masks during their program or activity. We recognize it’s not feasible to wear a mask in the pool and with most fitness activities that require exertion. Read more on our health & safety page.
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.
Programs and Registration
All NVRC pools are now open. Find out more details here.
Public skates at Harry Jerome and Karen Magnussen are now available and skating lessons are available. View available lessons.
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 have 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 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
The playgrounds at Parkgate Community Centre, Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre, Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and Memorial Recreation Centre are open.
Users should follow public health guidelines including maintaining a two metre physical distance and washing or sanitizing hands before and after use. While the playground equipment will be inspected prior to opening, it will not be sanitized.