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) is a bi-municipal organization that 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 12 recreation centres and other facilities in the District and City, 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 leisure opportunities and meeting spaces to meet the needs of citizens regardless of their age, gender, ability, or economic status.

View NVRC's website to learn more about North Vancouver's recreation centres

Arts and culture programming 

The NVRC also offers visual and performing arts and other culture activities and events, and:

  • provides quality arts experiences
  • operates Centennial Theatre
  • ​coordinates public art programs
  • manages grants programs
  • provides promotional and cultural planning services

View NVRC's calendar of arts and community

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 alike to experience our extensive collection of public artwork managed by NVRC.

Get details about the public artworks in North Vancouver 

View the latest public calls for artists 


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