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
Skateboard Parks Every day All day View locations
Sports Courts and Lacrosse Boxes Every day When available View locations
Waterparks Seasonal All day View locations
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
Circle of Care T 9:30 - 11:30am John Braithwaite Centre
Dad's Night Out W 6:30 - 8:00pm Parkgate Community Centre
Lolo Family Playgroup Drop-In

M

 

W

9:30 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm

9:30 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:30

John Braithwaite Centre

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

John Braithwaite Centre

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

John Braithwaite Centre

Call 604-983-6494 to register

M 10:00 - 11:00am Parkgate Community Centre
Story Time Drop-in Th 10:00 - 11:00am John Braithwaite Centre
 
Free for School Age
Program Day Time Location

Civic Plaza After School Drop-in Gr 4-7
(Starts late October. Contact Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre for more information)

M 3:00 - 5:00pm Civic Plaza
W 2:30 - 4:30pm

 

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

Youth Open Gym F 7:00 - 10:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
S
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 11:00am - 12:45pm Delbrook Centre
Tu 9:30 - 11:30am Parkgate Centre
Knitting/Needlework Drop-in M 11:45am - 1:45pm John Braithwaite Centre
Friendly Fridays Lunch & Learn Fr 10:30 - 11:45am

John Braithwaite Centre

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

Men's Club W 10:00am - 12:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
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
Walking Groups   Various days/times More information
Low Cost For Families
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Open Gym Parent Participation 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
Open Gym Parent Participation 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
Parent & Tot Drop-In (6 months - 4 years) $3.50 per child;  $5.50 per family

Tu

10:00 - 11:30am & 
1:00 - 2:30pm

Lynn Valley Centre

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 
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 Parent Participation (18 months - 5 years) $2 per child

Tu & F

11:20am - 2:20pm

Ron Andrews Centre

W 11:20am - 2:20pm
Su 3:30 - 6:30pm
Daddy & Me Drop-in $1 - $5 F 6:00 - 8:00pm John Braithwaite
Family Sport Drop-In $2 per person Su 1:30 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Lynnmour Family Drop-in $2/family W 9:30- 11:30am Jaycee House
1251 Lillooet Road
Family Badminton $3 / $12 Family F 8:00 - 10:00pm Parkgate
Family Badminton 7yrs+ $3 per person

Su

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

Delbrook
Table Tennis Family Drop-in $3 Sa 9:00 - 11:00am
&
7:00 - 10:00pm
Delbrook
Low Cost For School Age
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Open Gym 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 - 5:15pm

Kids' Night Out (registered program, various dates)

$10.50

F

5:45 - 8:30pm

Lynn Valley Centre

$10.50 S

5:45 - 8:30pm

Ron Andrews
Low Cost For Adults
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location

Adult Open Gym 18ys+

$3

W/F

W

S

12:00 - 1:00pm

1:15 - 3:15pm

5:30 - 7:30pm

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Adapted Aquafit $2 Tu/Th 11:00 - 11:45am Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Cardio 1 (Women) $2 Sa 11:30am - 12:30pm Memorial Centre
Cardio 2 $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Cardio 1 (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  $3

M

W

W

7:00 - 9:00pm

12:00 - 2:00pm

8:15 - 10:15pm

John Braithwaite Community Centre
Badminton Drop-in $3 Tu/Th 12:00 - 2:00pm Delbrook
Basketball Adult Drop-in $2 Tu/Th 12:00 - 1:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Bootcamp $3 Th 12:10-1:10pm North Shore Neighbourhood House
Muscle Core Fusion 2 $2 Th 9:30 - 10:45am Parkgate Community Centre
Circuit 1 $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

Tu

W

W

F

S

7:00 - 9:30pm

7:00 - 10:00pm

12:30 - 2:30pm

7:30 - 10:00pm

12:30 - 2:30pm

6:00 - 8:00pm

Delbrook
Table Tennis $3

M

T

W

Th

F

4:30 - 9:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

4:15 - 9:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

4:00 - 7:30pm

John Braithwaite Community Centre
Stretch Flow $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am Ron Andrews Centre
Zumba $2 Sa 10:15 - 11:15am Memorial Centre
Walking for Mobility - Indoor Walking $2 F 11:00am - 12:00pm John Brailtwaite
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
Youth Open Gym Drop-in 13-18yrs $2 F

5:45 - 7:45pm

8:00 - 10:00pm

Delbrook
Youth Open Gym
10 - 18yrs
$2 Sa 7:30 - 9:30pm Delbrook Community Recreaton Centre
Youth Volleyball 12 -18yrs $2 F 5:45 - 7:45pm Delbrook
Youth Badminton $3 Sa 3:00 - 5:00pm Mickey McDougall

 

Low Cost For Seniors
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Badminton 55+ $3

Tu

10:00am - 12:00pm

Parkgate Community Centre
Th 9:30 - 11:30am
F 9:30 am- 12:00pm
Contract Bridge $2 M/Th 12:30 - 2:45pm Delbrook
Golden Circle $3 Tu 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Mahjong $2 Tu 1:30 - 3:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Women's Discussion Group $2 W 10:30 - 12:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Lets Talk Books $2 1st Wed of the month 1:00 - 2:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Movies $2 2nd & 3rd Wed of the month 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
Quilting Social Drop-in $2.50 W 10:00am - 12:00pm Delbrook
Table Tennis 55+ $3 W/F 12:30 - 2:30pm Delbrook
Ukulele Drop-in $2 W 2:00 - 4:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre