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Vancouver Recreation


Art Drop-In

Free open studio art sessions in Vancouver, with snacks and materials provided. Facilitators on hand to help participants. Monday 2-4pm, all skill levels.

Art Gallery Directory

Art Galleries in and around Vancouver

Adapted Recreation Directory

A directory of recreational opportunities for people with disabilities

BC Camp Directory

A directory of camps in British Columbia


BC Kids and Youth: Search Tool 

A search tool for classes and programs available to children and youth

Board Games

Every week Rain City Games hosts open board gaming sessions. For only $5 you can enjoy their 280+ game collection with other community members.

Coupons BC

Find coupons for events and attractions in your area

Event Calendars

Calendars for Vancouver events here, here, and here


The Improv Centre holds free community improv sessions, and free classes are also avaialble for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour

Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle

A network for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who are involved in traditional activities, fitness, recreation, and sports

Leisure Access Pass

Grants low-income persons discounted or free access to Park Board pools, rinks, and participating fitness and community centres

LGBTQ Recreation Directory

Find out more about fun activities for the LGBTQ community here and here



Programs which offer free or low-cost music lessons and instruments

Parks, Gardens, and Beaches in Vancouver

Explore Vancouver's parks, gardens, and beaches


A queer improv comedy club featuring some of Vancouver's silliest, most diverse talent

Theatre Groups in Vancouver

A list of theatre groups in BC. You can also find a listing of upcoming events here.

Urban Rec

Recreational sports leagues for many different sports

Vancouver Mural Fest

An arts organization dedicated to artistic and cultural development. They create experiences that connect people through art.

Housing Resorces

Frequently Asked Questions


What funding is there for recreational activities?

  • Organizations like Athletics for Kids, Jumpstart, and KidSport provide funding to low-income families so their children can play sports. A supplement may also be provided to cover camp costs for children of people on social assistance.

  • Neighbourhood houses and organizations like Big Sisters also cover costs for program participants to attend local attractions and events

  • The Access2Entertainment Card grants free or significantly discounted attendance for a support worker at hundreds of recreational, entertainment, and cultural venues throughout Canada

  • Coupons BC lists many coupons for local attractions

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