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 Monday, March 29, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer updated COVID-19 restrictions for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.
In response to the orders, the following NVRC programs and sessions are suspended until further notice, or at least until the date specified in orders. Please note, this is subject to change. All program participants will be notified by email and refunds will be provided.
|Parent & Tot (not instructor led)||Netball|
|Adult dance classes||
Pickleball adult lessons for more than two people and doubles play are suspended
|All adult indoor group fitness classes and programs until at least April 19, 2021||
Some room rentals
|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)||
|Indoor health management classes e.g. Chronic Health Conditions Management. Options are being offered outdoors||Aquafit - restarts April 12, with registration opening April 6 for April 12 classes|
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:
|Arts programs||Masters Swim|
|Adult outdoor group fitness classes||Woodworking|
|U19 Badminton Lessons – @ 3m physical distancing and max 4 persons per court only||Music lessons and programs (not singing)|
Dance classes (youth under 19)
|Parent & tot programs (those that are instructor led)|
|Fitness centres – individual visits||Pottery studios - classes and booked visits|
|Home alone and babysitter training||Sports lessons and Sportball|
|Lane Swimming and Water Walking||Swimming and skating lessons|
|Licensed Preschool||Tennis - adult tennis leagues (singles play)|
|Martial Arts (Youth only)||Private tennis lessons for adults and juniors|
|Racquetball and squash (solo play only)||U19 Tennis Lessons – 3m physical distancing and max 4 students per coach per court only|
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. Read more on our health & safety page.
Updated Fitness Centre Mask Protocol – April 2021
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.
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.
Programs and Registration
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.
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 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