Free & Low Cost

free and low cost

Fun Activities for Everyone

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture together with our partners Parkgate Community Services Society and North Shore Neighbourhood House are committed to giving local residents access to recreation and arts regardless of age or economic circumstances. We offer several free and low-cost activities throughout the year, and provide financial support to children and adults through or Financial Assistance Program. The summer months are when you can attend our fun and free Live & Local series which features outdoor concerts and arts & culture activities for all the family. 

Free Activities

Free activities are a great way to spend time with your family or connect with others.  View our free activities below for everyone or by age category.

Please note:

  • Drop-in activities do not require pre-registration.
  • To register for free programs that are not drop-in activities, call 604-987-Play (7529) or click on the program links below.
Free for Everyone

 

 

Program

 

 

Day(s) 

 

 

Time

 

 

Location

Public Art Self-Guided Tours and Geocaching     Download the public art map app and view the collection
Fitness Centre Orientations 
(Free with membership)
  Various Appointment required

Free Internet Access

M - Th

Fr

Sa / Su

8:00am - 8:00pm

8:00am -7:00pm

9:00am - 4:00pm

John Braithwaite Centre

Live & Local Concerts & Culture Days Seasonal - Various locations View schedule
       
Free for Families
Program Day(s)  Time Location
Pacific Post Partum Support Group - Register                   F 12:15 - 2:15pm John Braithwaite Centre
VCH Parent & Infant Drop-In Th 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Family Playgroup Drop-In

M

 

W

9:30 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:30pm

9:30 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:30

John Braithwaite Centre

Afternoon sessions do not run during the summer.

Parent Community Developer's Playgroup Tu 12:30 - 2:00pm

John Braithwaite Centre

Does not run during the summer

Parent Child Mother Goose (0-24 mths) Tu 9:30 - 10:30am

John Braithwaite Centre

Call 604-983-6494 to register
Does not run during the summer

Story Time with the City Librarian Th 10:00 - 11:00am John Braithwaite Centre
Does not run during the summer
 
Parent Eduction Workshops Various  

John Braithwaite Centre

Call 604-983-6494 for more information

Free for School Age
Program Location

After School Programs (Grade 6 & 7)

Capilano Elementary School

Norgate Community School

View the Lions Gate Area page for more information

Free for Youth
Program Day(s)  Time Location
Pre-Teen Drop-In - Lynn Valley Th 3:00 - 5:00pm Lynn Valley Centre
Youth Centres   Visit the Youth page for times/days

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Harry Jerome Centre

Parkgate Centre

Delbrook

Free for Adults
Program Day(s)  Time Location
Fitness Centre Orientations (free for Fitness Members)    

NVRC Fitness Centres

 

Free for Seniors
Program Day(s)  Time Location
Social Programs   View Seniors Programs at Parkgate Parkgate Centre
Keep Well

M

9:30am - 12:00pm

North Shore Neighbourhood House

M 11:00am - 12:30pm Delbrook Centre
Tu 9:30 - 11:30am Parkgate Centre
Knitting/Needlework Drop-In M 12:00 - 2:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Lunch & Learn /Friendly Fridays Fr 10:30 - 11:45am

John Braithwaite Centre

Contact 604-983-6496 for more information
Does not run in August

Low Cost Activities

We offer North Vancouver residents many inexpensive activities and programs, including:

View our low-cost activities below for everyone or by age category.

Low Cost For Everyone
Program Cost Day(s) / Time Location

Public Swimming

$2

See Schedule

Pools

Public Skating $2 See Schedule Arenas
Table Tennis 8yrs+ $3

Sa
 

Su

9:00 - 11:00am
7:00 - 10:00pm

6:00 - 8:00pm

Delbrook
Walking Groups   Various days/times More information
Low Cost For Families
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Parent & Tot Open Gym 1mos - 5yrs Under 12 mos Free
12 mos & up $2
M / Tu 9:00 - 10:45am Delbrook
F 10:00 - 11:30am
Th/Sa 9:00 - 11:30am
Family Open Gym 2-9yrs $2 Su 8:45 - 10:15am Delbrook

Open Gym Parent Participation Drop-In (0 - 5 years)

$2 per child

Sa

9:15 - 11:15am

John Braithwaite Centre
Tu / Th 9:30 - 11:30am
Does not run in the summer
Parent & Tot Drop-In (6 months - 4 years) $3 per child;  $5 per family

Tu

10:00 - 11:30am

Lynn Valley Centre

Does not run in the summer

F 10:45am - 12:15pm
Toddler and Me Parent and Child Drop-In (0 - 5 years) $4 per child (and $2.50 for each additional child) M - F
Tu/Th only during summer
9:15am - 12:30pm

Mickey McDougall
 

Toddler and Me Parent and Child Drop-In (0-5 years) $2 per child Th 4:30-6:30pm Mickey McDougall
Open Gym Drop-in 10 mos - 5yrs $3 per child / $5 per family

M

11:05am - 12:05pm

Parkgate
F 3:45 - 5:45pm
Sa 10:30am - 12:00pm
Open Gym Parent & Tot Drop-In (18 months - 5 years) $2 per child

Tu & F

11:20am - 2:15pm

Ron Andrews Centre

Ends last week of Jun

W 12:00 - 2:15pm
Su 3:30 - 6:30pm
Art Parent Participation Drop-In (18 mos - 3 years) $3 per child M

9:15 - 10:00am

Ron Andrews
Does not run in the summer
Family Gym Drop-In $2 per person Su 1:30 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Lynnmour Family Drop-in $2/family W 9:15 - 11:15am Jaycee House
1251 Lillooet Road
Family Badminton 7yrs+ $3 per person

Tu / Th

Su

5:15 - 7:15pm

8:45 - 10:15am
12:45 - 3:00pm

Delbrook
Family Yoga $6.50 per family Sa 9:45 - 10:30am Ron Andrews
Low Cost For School Age
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Indoor Soccer Drop-in 8yrs+
(half gym)
$2 F 5:45 - 7:45pm Delbook
Open Gym 8yrs+ $2 M/W/F 3:30 - 5:30pm Delbrook
Su

10:30am - 12:30pm

3:15 - 5:30pm

Open Gym Girls Only 8yrs+ $2 Sa 5:45 - 7:45pm Delbrook

Kids' Night Out (registered)

$10.50

F

5:45 - 8:30pm

Lynn Valley Centre

Kids' Night Out (registered) $10.50 S

5:45 - 8:30pm

Ron Andrews
Sports Active Play Drop-In (8 -12 years) $2 F 3:30 - 5:30 John Braithwaite Community Centre
Low Cost For Adults
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location

Adult Open Gym 18ys+

$3

W/F

S

12:00 - 1:00pm

6:00 - 8:00pm

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Adapted Aquafit $2 Tu/Th 11:00 - 11:45am Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Does not run in the summer
Aerobics Mild for Women $2 Sa 11:30am - 12:30pm Memorial Centre
Aerobics Moderate + $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Aerobics Moderate - Women $2 Tu 10:30 - 11:30am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Badminton Drop-In $3 Tu/Th 12:00 - 3:00pm Mickey McDougall Centre
Badminton Drop-In Intermediate $3 W 12:00 - 2:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Bootcamp $3 Th 12:10-1:10pm North Shore Neighbourhood House
Cardio, Strength & Stretch $2 Th 9:20 - 10:35am Parkgate Community Centre
Circuit Training $2 W 7:30 - 8:30pm Harry Jerome Centre
Pickleball $3 Tu/Th 3:00 - 5:00pm Delbrook
Pickleball $3 Tu/Th 1:15 - 3:15pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Pickleball $3

W

1:00 - 3:00pm

Parkgate Community Centre
Table Tennis 18yrs+ $3

M

T

W

7:00 - 9:30pm

7:00 - 10:00pm

7:30 - 10:00pm

Delbrook
Table Tennis $2

M

W

F

4:30 - 9:00pm

4:15 - 9:00pm

4:00 - 7:30pm

John Braithwaite Community Centre
Strictly Stretch $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am Ron Andrews Centre
Zumba $2 Sa 10:15 - 11:15am Memorial Centre
Women's Only Shallow Aquafit & Swim $2 Su 8:45 - 9:30pm Ron Andrews Centre
Low Cost For Youth
Program Cost Day(s) Time Location
Teen Open Gym 13-18yrs $2 F 8:00 - 10:00pm Delbrook
Youth Open Gym
10 - 18yrs
$2 Sa 8:00 - 10:00pm Delbrook Community Recreaton Centre
Youth Volleyball 12 -18yrs $2 F 5:45 - 7:45pm Delbrook
Youth Basketball $3 Sa 1:30 - 2:30pm Mickey McDougall
Youth Badminton $3 Sa 3:00 - 5:00pm Mickey McDougall

 

Low Cost For Seniors
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Badminton $3

Tu

10:00am - 12:00pm

Parkgate Community Centre
Th 9:30 - 11:30am
Golden Circle $3.25 Tu 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Mahjong $2 Tu 1:30 - 3:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Social Conversation $2 W 10:30 - 12:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Lets Talk Books $2 1st Wed of the month
Does not run in Aug
1:00 - 2:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Movies $2 2nd & 3rd Wed of the month
Does not run in Aug
1:00pm - varies John Braithwaite Community Centre
Social Bridge $2 Th 9:00 - 11:15am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Cribbage $2 Th 1:30 - 3:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Music Jam $2 F 1:30 - 4:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Table Tennis 55+ $3 W/F 12:30 - 2:30pm Delbrook
Other Free & Low Cost Options on the North Shore