Contact Info

T 604.718.5800

F 604.718.5858

1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4


West Vancouver Community Centre, District of West Vancouver

September 3, 2015

The only major recreation centre in the district, it shares the general area with a large stand-alone seniors centre, a public library, and an ice arena (a few blocks away).

The community centre entry features a large atrium, which is the access point to the rest of the facilities. The site includes a refurbished pool, a dividable gym, a gymnastics facility, a dedicated teen centre, a child-minding centre, a board room, a number of multi-purpose rooms with a variety of floor surfaces, and a fitness centre with space rented out to private sports medicine businesses and physiotherapists.

Vancouver Coastal Health is a major tenant of the upper floors and holds public health clinics – new mum and baby, immunization, and community health education.


  • Room with sprung floor and mirrors on walls — usable multi-purpose space.
  • Marmoleum floors are apparently very expensive to maintain.
  • Gymnastics classes are run and owned by community centre (they run all the “learn to” programs) and generate $1 million revenue. As well as their own programs, there are two gymnastics clubs, which help to pay for the space; they also rent the space out.
  • Button-operated screen divides halves of the gym.
  • They offer Lego programs for kids!
  • Lazy river is separate from the kiddy pool so that if somebody sullies the kiddy pool, you don’t have to close both for the clean-up.
  • Garage-style overhead doors (like UHill and Norma Rose Point).
  • Change rooms should be all “family” rooms including privacy booths with showers and some open-area showers, too — need for universal-style change rooms that don’t exclude anyone; the change rooms are already being renovated to provide more universal ones.
  • Be sure to remember there’s both cost of construction and then cost of furnishings!
  • They have a huge amount of both surface and underground parking. How much is needed?