Parks, Culture & Community Services
The Parks, Culture & Community Services Division provides a broad continuum of services and programs, from community recreation facilities and parks, special events and festivals, cultural facilities and programs, to trails and natural spaces. Parks & Community Services is committed to engaging the community to meet the diverse needs of residents.
The Parks Department manages and maintains over 140 parks, including natural areas, sport amenities, playgrounds, the Seawalk, over 100 kilometres of urban and wilderness trails, Ambleside Par 3 and Gleneagles golf courses, a cemetery and public beaches.
Senior Manager of Parks
The Arts & Culture Department promotes and cultivates artistic talent within the community, and offers art and music programs for all ages at its community centres. The District showcases art, theatre, music and literature at the following cultural facilities:
Senior Manager of Cultural Development
The Community Services Department offers programs and services ranging from support and outreach to health, fitness and leisure programs. The West Vancouver Community Centre and Aquatic Centre, Gleneagles Community Centre, Ice Arena, Seniors’ Activity Centre and Ambleside Youth Centre provide programs and services for residents of all ages and abilities. The department also oversees the following community development initiatives:
- Access and Inclusion
- West Vancouver Child and Family Hub
- specialized leisure services
- Community Grants Program
- child care and family services
- youth and seniors outreach services
Senior Manager of Community Services
West Vancouver is known for festivals that bring the community together to celebrate arts and culture, different seasons, our history, ethnic diversity, and our civic and national pride. Summer is the prime season for festivals and events, but they take place throughout the year. Our highest-profile events are Community Day, Canada Day and the Harmony Arts Festival. Citizens are encouraged to get involved in festivals and events as participants or as volunteers.
Manager of Specials Events & Filming