Arts, culture, and recreation programming

North Vancouver is one of Canada's most active, healthy, and creative communities, and our residents value a healthy lifestyle.

The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC) delivers arts, culture, and recreation programs and services on behalf of the District and City of North Vancouver.

Recreation programming and facilities

With more than 2,000 arts and recreation programs offered through 11 recreation centres and the North Vancouver Tennis Centre, the NVRC improves the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

From swimming, fitness, skating, and sports, they provide a wide range of recreational opportunities to improve the health and well-being of all residents in North Vancouver.

Visit NVRC's website for more information

Arts and culture programming 

The NVRC also offers visual and performing arts programs, and other cultural activities, events and experiences. This includes: 

  • operating the Centennial Theatre
  • maintaining an arts and community events calendar
  • ​coordinating public art programs, including calls for new public art
  • managing the arts and culture grants programs
  • operating an artist residency program

Learn more about NVRC's arts and culture resources

Discover public art in the District 

Public art plays an important role in celebrating ideas, culture, heritage and our natural environment. From benches to murals and sculptures, the public art in the District inspires conversation and reflection while creating a unique sense of place in our community. We invite residents and visitors to experience our extensive public art collection.

Get details about the public artworks in North Vancouver


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