Facilities, parks, and services updates related to COVID-19

Community recreation centres, libraries, facilities, and parking lots are reopening carefully as it becomes safe to do so. District Hall is closed for most-in person visits, but staff is available to help you in a number of ways. 

This page has information about:


Doing business with District Hall

We are available to help you by phone, email, and online, but in-person visits to District Hall are limited to paying your property taxes (though we encourage you to consider paying your taxes through online or telephone banking, by mail, or by using the drop box at the front door of the Hall).

If you do need to pay property taxes in-person, please contact us before heading to the Hall.

Here's how to connect with us:

  • Email enquiries@dnv.org
  • Phone during office hours (Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm) — 604-990-2311
  • After hours emergency line — 604-990-3666

Find other ways to do business with us while District Hall is closed

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Garbage, recycling, and organic waste collection services

We continue to collect garbage, organics, and recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please keep a distance of at least two metres from our collection crews and wait until after the truck departs to bring your emptied carts back in to help everyone stay safe.

Disposing hygiene products during the COVID-19 pandemic

To help protect worker safety, be sure to put used tissues, hygiene products, and medical waste in secure bags before putting them in your garbage (and keep them out of your blue box).

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Public meetings

Starting September 14, 2020, you can attend Council meetings and workshops in person or watch them live online.

If you would like to sign up to speak in person, virtually, or attend the meeting in person as a non-speaking observer, you must email the Municipal Clerk at gordonja@dnv.org before 12pm noon on the day of the meeting.

Public hearings

In October 2020, public hearings will begin again. You can attend the meetings in person or watch them live online.

If you would like to attend or speak at the public hearing in person, you must register in advance by emailing the Municipal Clerk gordonja@dnv.org.

Meeting cancellations

Due to the Hall closure, these meetings are suspended until further notice:

  • Public meetings — Meetings by community groups that use District Hall meeting facilities
  • Public consultation — All in-person consultations with the public around major projects and initiatives 
  • "Meet your Mayor" — All sessions of "Meet Your Mayor"

Advisory committee meetings

Meetings with advisory committees are held virtually to complete essential work. All in-person meetings are suspended at this time.

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Park, trail, and facility availability

Community centres

The North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC) has partially re-opened five facilities offering, fitness, swimming, arts, tennis and early years activities.

NVRC is also operating outdoor recreation and culture activities and classes until the end of October 2020.

Visit the NVRC website to get registration details

Libraries

All North Vancouver District Public Libraries are now open. 

Use the library online

Recreation and local attractions

All recreation areas and local attractions are now opening, including:

  • Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
  • Maplewood Farm
  • Murdo Frazer Pitch and Putt
  • North Vancouver Tennis Centre
  • Northlands Golf Course

Trails

Trails in the District are open, with the exception of those listed here. Please remember to remain six feet from other trail users, and if you can, visit during less busy times.

  Open  Closed Re-opening date
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge   X Unknown
Quarry Rock   X Unknown

Facilities in parks

In line with recommendations of the local health authority, we gradually reopened outdoor facilities starting in early May. All parks and most park facilities are now open.

Sports fields

All District sports fields remain open for casual use.

Organizations associated with a Provincial Sport Organization that has a 'Return to Sport Plan COVID-19 safety plan' that follows the BC Provincial Guidelines are able to book sports fields.

We are unable to provide permits  to private groups wanting to rent a field for practice, games or pick up play. All individuals, or teams must have a confirmed booking with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture (NVRC).

Visit the NVRC website for more information.

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Road closures and on-street parking restrictions

We have implemented parking restrictions on streets near popular parks and trails, and restricted some streets to resident use only.

Area Restricted or no parking Local traffic only
Deep Cove Road   X
East Braemar Road between 600 block and 700 block X  
Hyannis Point  X  
Indian River Drive / Inlet Cresc   X
Indian River Drive/ Woodlands   X
Lynn Valley Road between Dempsey Road and Evelyn Street X  
Mt Seymour Rd   X
Mountain Highway between Coleman Street and McNair Drive X  
Panorama Drive / Gallant   X
Riverside Drive North X  
Robinson Road X  

 

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