COVID-19 Updates

 

To learn more about closures and our response to COVID-19, and for updates on District operations, visit westvancouver.ca/covid.

 

Status of facilities and services impacted by COVID-19

Outdoor spaces

If you go out:

  • keep a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others
  • avoid a public space if it is too crowded to maintain that distance
  • do not congregate in groups

Open

  • parks, beaches and trails
    • park washrooms open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (the frequency of cleaning in park washrooms has been increased)
    • concessions at Ambleside Park, Dundarave Park and Whytecliff Park (view the park webpage for hours)
    • joggers are asked to use the Seawalk before 10 a.m. and reserve it for walkers only after 10 a.m. on weekends
    • if you are planning a picnic, review the picnic guidelines 
  • playgrounds (Playground equipment is not sanitized. Learn more.)
    • splash pad at John Lawson Park open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more.
  • fields (open to organized play with permits and individual use. Learn more.)
  • basketball and roller hockey courts (focus on skill development, no games, no physical contact)
  • tennis courts (singles matches are best, no shared equipment, no physical contact)
  • skateboard parks (stay apart, even if you're just watching)
  • Gleneagles Golf Course (adapted regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.)
  • Harmony Eats (outdoor dining in Millennium Park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m until September 8. Learn more.)

Open with limited access

Capilano View Cemetery

  • making arrangements are now done over the phone. Contact us.
  • visiting is permitted in small family groups with physical distancing at all times


Indoor Facilities

Open with limited public access

  • Municipal Hall
    • open for Council meetings only.
    • District staff continue providing the same essential services by phone or email. Contact us.​
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
    • open for borrowing with reduced hours. Learn more.
  • West Vancouver Art Museum
  • Capilano View Cemetery
    • making arrangements requires an appointment. Contact us.
    • visiting is permitted in small family groups with physical distancing at all times.
  • West Vancouver Police Department (modified public access)

Open for pre-registered programs and timeslots only. Drop-ins are not permitted.

  • West Vancouver Community Centre
    • open for pre-registered outdoor summer camps and programs. Learn more.
    • all other spaces remain closed.
  • Aquatic Centre
    • Fitness Centre open for pre-registered timeslots. Register online.
    • all other spaces remain closed.
  • Seniors’ Activity Centre
    • take-out food service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Learn more.
    • open for pre-registered rehabilitation and prehabilitation programs. Learn more.
    • modified shuttle bus service has resumed. Learn more.
    • all other spaces remain closed.
  • Ice Arena
    • open for pre-registered outdoor summer camps and programs. Learn more.
    • all other spaces remain closed.
  • Gleneagles Community Centre
    • open for pre-registered outdoor summer programs. Learn more.
    • Fitness Centre open for pre-registered timeslots. Register online.
    • Pottery Studio open for pre-registered non-instructional timeslots for experienced adult participants. Register online.
    • all other spaces remain closed.
  • West Vancouver Youth Hub at Park Royal
    • open for a pre-registered pre-employment program and one-to-one prearranged youth outreach client meetings.

Open with no public access

  • All Fire Halls (Fire Hall #1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Operations Centre at Cypress Bowl Road

Closed

  • Clubhouse at Gleneagles Golf Course
  • Ferry Building Gallery
  • Music Box
  • Silk Purse Studio & Gallery


Council Meetings and Public Hearings

We strongly encourage the community to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Watch Council meetings online.

Council may call special meetings to deal with emergent business as required.

If you wish to present to Council, please consider submitting your comments to [email protected] instead of attending in person.

Council meeting procedure

Public hearing procedure



Garbage, recycling and green can collection

There is no change to curbside garbage, recycling or green can collection due to COVID-19. Please set out your items by 7:30 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection date. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our waste collection staff:

  • please ensure that all personal hygiene products, used tissues, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items are disposed of in garbage bags.
  • securely tie garbage bags. Un-bagged or loose items will not be collected.

Need replacement recycling bags, blue boxes, grey boxes or extra garbage tags? Learn more.



Blue Bus

Given the extent of transit service suspensions across our network, we ask customers to only travel on transit if necessary, so space remains available for our essential service workers. 

Please wear a mask.

View bus schedule updates



Festival cancellations

Harmony Arts Festival and Bridge Festival have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Harmony Arts Festival

Bridge Festival

Contact us

District staff continue providing the same essential services by phone or email.

Municipal Services Centre

604-925-7000

Request for Service

604-925-7100

Online services

Pay an invoice, apply for a permit, book an inspection and more online

Staff directory

For all other business, you can contact the appropriate department by phone or email.

Contact Us

If you do not know the email of the department you are looking for, please contact [email protected]. Please note that answers to your enquiries may take longer than usual.

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