Accessibility

Adapted Programs

Need Help Accessing a Community Recreation Centre?

At the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, we are committed to improving accessibility to our facilities for all North Shore residents. All Centres and Community Centres have:

  • Designated accessible parking stalls
  • Extra wide parking stalls for ramped accessible vehicles
  • Automatic doors into the buildings.

The following chart outlines other features designed to improve accessibility at our locations. For more information about accessing our facilities, email Kelly Paus

If you or your child have a disability and would benefit from additional support while accessing North Vancouver Recreation & Culture facilities, read about our one to one volunteer support.

Facility

Features

Delbrook
851 West Queens Road
  • Accessible parking stalls in the underground parking near the elevators.
  • Elevator access to all floors.
  • Several accessible change rooms, washrooms and showers including universal change rooms plus a special change room with a ceiling mounted lift and adult-sized change table.
  • Wheelchair elevator for the main pool and whirlpool. Walk-in entry for the leisure pool.  
  • The main entrance is wheelchair accessible with a 15-minute drop-off zone on the south side of Queens Road.
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms.
  • Wheelchair accessible counters and sinks in the Pottery Studio and Art Studio
  • Braille labels on room name signs.
  • Accoustical wall treatments in the main lobby and in various activity rooms to cut down on noise and enhance speech intelligibility
  • Audio enhancement technology for the hearing impaired in the multi-purpose/seniors space.

Mollie Nye House (operated by Lynn Valley Services Society)
940 Lynn Valley Road

  • Accessible washrooms
  • Designated disabled parking stalls
  • Wheelchair access to main house and lower floor
North Vancouver Tennis Centre
280 Lloyd Avenue
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • 4 tennis-specific wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair ramp to courts
  • Certified wheelchair tennis coaches
  • Accessible viewing area
Harry Jerome
123 East 23rd Street
  • Accessible washroom/changeroom
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access to weight room
  • Wheelchair access to arena
John Braithwaite Community Centre
145 West 1st Street
  • Ramped sidewalk
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • 4 rooms equipped with assisted hearing loops & receivers for people who have an appropriate hearing aid, plus 4 receivers for people without a hearing aid
  • Wheelchair accessible gymnasium & art studio
  • Elevator to all floors with Braille signage and voice enunciator
Karen Magnussen
2300 Kirkstone Road
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • 2 wheelchair accessible family changerooms
  • Accessible weight room
  • 5 aquatic wheelchairs for in-pool use
  • Personal transfer lift for transfer from chair to chair or for transfer use in the changerooms
  • Therapy pool with wheelchair ramp kept at body temperature
  • Gradual depth in pool for easy access
  • Warm water temperature in wave pool for people with circulation difficulties
  • Wheelchair accessible arena and ice surface
Parkgate Community Centre
3625 Banff Court
  • Wheelchair accessible weight room
  • Adapted weight room equipment
  • Audio Frequency Induction Loop System (AFILS) for hearing assistance
  • Elevator to all floors with Braille signage
Ron Andrews
931 Lytton Street
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • Above ground whirlpool for easier access
  • Wheelchair access to steam room and sauna
  • Aquatic wheelchair and pool lift (must have trunk control)
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