Girl in a wheelchair being wheeled into the pool

Need Help Accessing a Community Recreation Centre?

At the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, we are committed to improving accessibility to our facilities.

The following chart outlines some of the key accessibility features of our facilities. For more details or for general accessibility enquiries, email the access programmer. For facility or program specific accessibility enquiries, please contact the facility directly.


Accessibility Features

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Road

  • Accessible parking stalls in the underground parking near the elevators.
  • Elevator access to all floors.
  • Several accessible change rooms and showers including universal change rooms. One lift equipped change room with an adult-sized change table and slings available for loan.
  • Aquatic wheelchair lift for the main pool and whirlpool. Walk-in entry for the leisure pool. Aquatic wheelchairs available. 
  • Hydro-Fit Wet Vests and neck noodles available for loan.
  • 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.
  • Audio enhancement technology for the hearing impaired in the multi-purpose/seniors space.
  • Accessible fitness centre layout
  • A variety of accessible fitness equipment choices, including:  equalizer strength multi-station, Saratoga Cycle, and A.P.T Trainer.   To learn more about accessible fitness centre equipment and options, please contact 604-983-6537


North Vancouver Tennis Centre
280 Lloyd Avenue
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • Wheelchair ramp to courts
  • Certified wheelchair tennis coaches
  • Accessible viewing area
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
123 East 23rd Street
  • Accessible washroom/changeroom
  • Elevator
  • Accessible fitness centre spaces and equipment. For more information call 604-983-6406
  • Wheelchair access to arena
  • Wheelchair accessible ice surface
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
  • Accessible access to the fitness centre. For equipment specific information, please contact 604-983-6475
Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre
2300 Kirkstone Road
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • 2 wheelchair accessible family changerooms
  • Accessible weight room
  • Aquatic wheelchairs and a water walker available 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 entry into main pool
  • Main pool kept at warmer temperature
  • Wheelchair accessible arena and ice surface
Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre
1733 Lions Gate Lane
  • Elevator access from underground parking and to the second floor
  • Accessible washroom and change room
  • Portable hearing loops
  • Braille for room and way finding
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 Community Recreation Centre
931 Lytton Street
  • Accessible washroom / changeroom
  • Water wheelchair available for access to steam room and dry sauna
  • Pool lift for water access (must have trunk control)
  • For fitness centre accessibility enquiries, please contact 604-983-6522