Stanley Park Seawall in autumn

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city's itself.

It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more.

The elected nature of the Park Board and the strength and focus of its mandate have resulted in urban parks and recreation that today hold an enviable and esteemed position world-wide.

The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve, and advocate for parks and recreation services to benefit all people, communities, and the environment.

Read the Park Board's 10 Goals to Shape the Next 25 Years

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Latest news

36th annual VanDusen Festival of Lights begins run November 27

October 15 2020 - Experience the wonder of the winter season in a magical outdoor garden setting with themed areas, unique light features, and holiday music.

Oldest koi in Vancouver finds new home at Bloedel Conservatory

October 8 2020 - The 34-year-old koi was recently relocated to a pond in the conservatory.

Stanley Park to reopen seawall to cyclists and full vehicle access Sep 26

September 18 2020 - Stanley Park will reopen to full vehicle access and cyclists will return to the seawall on Saturday, September 26.

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