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

Free Internet Access

M - Th

Fr

Sa / Su

8:00am - 8:00pm

8:00am -7:00pm

9:00am - 4:00pm

John Braithwaite Centre

Giant Checkerboard M - F
Sa / Su  
8:30am - 8:30pm
8:30am - 3:30pm
Parkgate Community Centre - Plaza
Free for Families
Program Day(s)  Time Location
Pacific Post Partum Support Group - Register                   F 12:30 - 2:30pm John Braithwaite Centre
Family Health Services   Call for more information

John Braithwaite Centre

Parkgate Centre

Grandparent Connections - Register Th 3:30 - 5:30pm

John Braithwaite Centre

Contact Carol 604-987-8138 for more information

VCH Parent & Infant Drop-In Th 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Family Playgroup Drop-In

M

 

W

9:30 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm

9:30 - 11:30am 

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

Contact Zahia 604-983-6494 for more information and to register

Story Time with the City Librarian Th 10:00 - 11:00am John Braithwaite Centre
VCH Young Parent & Baby Drop-In (parents must be 24 years or younger) W 12:30 - 2:30pm John Braithwaite Centre
Free for Parents
Program Location

Parent Education Workshops

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Contact Zahia 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/Teen Drop-In - Parkgate   View Parkgate Youth Drop-In Schedule

Parkgate Community Centre

 

Pre-Teen Drop-In - Lynn Valley Th 3:00 - 5:00pm Lynn Valley Centre
Youth Centres   Contact your local facility

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Harry Jerome Centre

Parkgate Centre

VCH Young Parent & Baby Drop-In (parents must be 24yrs or younger) W 12:30-2:30pm

John Braithwaite Centre

 

Free for Adults
Program Day(s)  Time Location

Grandparent Connections

Th 3:30 - 5:30pm

John Braithwaite Centre

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

Grandparent Connections

Th 3:30 - 5:30pm

John Braithwaite Centre

Keep Well

M

M

Tu

9:30am - 12:00pm

11:00am - 12:30pm

9:30 - 11:30am

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Delbrook Centre

Parkgate Centre

Knitting/Needlework Drop-In M 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Lunch & Learn /Friendly Fridays Fr 10:30 - 11:45am

John Braithwaite Centre

Contact Zheni at 604-983-6496 for more information

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
Low Cost For Families
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location

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

$1 per child

Sa

Tu / Th

9:15 - 11:15am

9:30 - 11:30am

John Braithwaite Centre
Parent & Tot Drop-In (6 months - 4 years) $2.50 per child;  $4 per family

Tu

F

10:00 - 11:30am

10:45am - 12:15pm

Lynn Valley Centre
Toddler and Me Parent and Child Drop-In (0 - 5 years) $2 per child Th 4:30 - 6:30pm Mickey McDougall
Open Gym Parent & Tot Drop-In (18 months - 5 years) $1 per child

Tu

W

F

11:20am - 2:15pm          

12:00 - 2:15pm

11:20am - 2:15pm        

Ron Andrews Centre
Preschool Open Gym (18 months - 5 years) $1 per child

F

Sa

3:30 - 4:45pm

10:30 - 12:00pm

Parkgate Centre
Art Parent Participation Drop-In (2 - 5 years) $2 per child F

9:30 - 10:15am

10:15 - 11:00am

John Braithwaite Centre
Family Gym Drop-In $1 per family member; $3 per family Su 1:30 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Centre
Lynnmour Family Drop-in $1/family W 9:15 - 11:15am Jaycee House
1251 Lillooet Road
Low Cost For School Age
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location

Kids' Night Out (registered)

$10.50

F

5:45 - 8:30pm

Lynn Valley Centre

Sports Active Play Drop-In (8 -12 years) $2 F 3:45 - 5:15 John Braithwaite Community Centre
Kids' Night Out (registered) $10.50

Sa

5:45 - 8:30pm Ron Andrews Centre
Low Cost For Adults
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location

Adapted Aquafit

$2 Tu 11:00 - 11:45am Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Adapted Aquafit $2 Th 11:00 - 11:45am Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
Aerobics $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am John Braithwaite Community Recreation Centre
Aerobics Mild for Women $2 Sa 11:30am - 12:30pm Memorial Centre
Aerobics Mild for Women $2 Tu 10:30 - 11:30am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Badminton Drop-In $2   See Schedule North Shore Neighbourhood House
Badminton Drop-In $3 F 1:15 - 3:30pm Mickey McDougall Centre
Badminton Drop-In Intermediate $3 W 12:00 - 2:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
 
Cardio, Strength & Stretch $2 Th 9:15 - 10:15am Parkgate Community Centre
Circuit Training $2 W 7:30 - 8:30pm Harry Jerome Centre
Indoor Soccer Drop-In 18 years + $2   See Schedule John Braithwaite Community Centre
Noon Hour Badminton $3   See Schedule John Braithwaite Community Centre
Noon Hour Co-Ed Indoor Soccer $2   See Schedule John Braithwaite Community Centre
Pickleball $3 Tu/Th 1:15 - 3:15pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Pickleball $3

W

F

1:00 - 3:00pm

6:15 - 7:45pm

Parkgate Community Centre
Adult Soccer Drop-In $3

Tu/ Th

Th

F

12:00 - 1:00pm

7:00 - 8:00pm

5:45 - 6:45pm

 

John Braithwaite Community Centre
Table Tennis $2 F 4:00 - 5:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Volleyball Intermediate $3 Tu/Th 12:00 - 1:30pm Mickey McDougall Centre
Women's Only Fitness & Swim $2 Su 8:15 - 9:30pm Ron Andrews Centre
Strictly Stretch $2 F 9:15 - 10:15am Ron Andrews Centre
Zumba $2 Sa 10:15 - 11:15am Memorial Centre
Women's Only Aquafit $2 Su 8:45 - 9:30pm Ron Andrews Centre
Low Cost For Seniors
Program Cost Day(s)  Time Location
Badminton $3 Tu/F 10:00am - 12:00pm Parkgate Community Centre

Pickleball

$3 Tu/Th 1:15 - 3:15

John Braithwaite Community Centre

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 1:00 - 2:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Movies $2 2nd Wed of the month 1:00pm - varies John Braithwaite Community Centre
Social Bridge $2 Th 9:30 - 11:30am John Braithwaite Community Centre
Golden Circle $3.25 Th 1:00 - 3:00pm Kiwanis Towers
Cribbage $2 Th 1:00 - 3:00pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Music Jam $2 F 1:30 - 3:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Table Tennis $2 M/W/ F 4:00 - 5:30pm John Braithwaite Community Centre
Other Free & Low Cost Options on the North Shore