COVID-19 Updates

May 16, 2022

Latest updates

  • May 16: West Vancouver Community Centre and Fitness Centre re-opening on Sundays, beginning May 29. Read more.

Visit the provincial website to register to get vaccinated and for information on orders by the Provincial Health Officer.


Vaccines

Getting vaccinated is easy and safe. Registration is open to anyone aged 5+.

Register to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Get your booster dose


STATUS OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES 

View the list of municipal facilities to see their current status:

Status of facilities and services

Municipal Hall

Municipal Hall is now open to the public for select in-person services. Remote services will continue and are encouraged. Contact Us

Please note: Planning and development services, including permits, will continue to be supported virtually.

Learn more: westvancouver.ca/opening

Mask use

Effective April 25, masks are no longer required in District facilities with the exception of unvaccinated children aged five through 11 who have recently travelled internationally. They will still need to wear a mask in public settings (including schools and day camps) for 14 days after arrival to Canada.

Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask may choose to do so and that choice will be respected.

Read more


Public Transit

TransLink Service Changes
The 258 UBC / 258 West Vancouver Express bus is suspended until further notice. Please take the 250 to Burrard Street and transfer to the 44 to UBC.

View TransLink's service changes and COVID-19 precautions on public transit:

Blue Bus


Resources and support for individuals

Mental health resources
Virtual services are available for British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges.

Virtual mental health supports during COVID-19

Connect North Shore
Connect North Shore was created to link residents to community resources including information for those in need and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help. The Connect North Shore resource directory provides links to community service organizations with a focus on those serving the North Shore, including resources for food, housing, social support and more.

Connect North Shore

Connect North Shore - Resource Directory

North Shore Directory for Shelter, Assistance, Food, and Engagement
Every year the North Shore Homelessness Task Force creates a Keeping Safe Resource Card to help spread the word about the services available on the North Shore for those in need.

Download the 2022 copy of the resource card.

Multilingual resources
Information resources in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and English

North Shore Resource Guide – in Farsi and English
These guides, available in Farsi and English, include a list of local supports and services including:

  • Housing & Shelter / مسکن و سرپناه
  • Food Banks & Grocery / بانک غذا و خواروبار
  • Health & Mental Health / بهداشت و سلامت روان
  • Call for Distress/ تما س ها در مواقع سختی
  • Financial Assistance / کمک مالی

Shower program
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the District of West Vancouver is offering free access to showers for community members who would otherwise not have access to a shower.

  • Location: West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive. Meet at the welcome tent at the entrance, located on the south side (Marine Drive) of the community centre. The welcome tent is the second tent from the fountain.
  • Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
    Please note: The program does not run on statutory holidays. 

Masks are required at all times when not showering or shaving. Toiletries and towels will be provided. For questions, please contact Karen Marzocco, Access Services Program Coordinator, at 604-925-7279 or email.

Seniors' support
The Seniors' Activity Centre has programs to support seniors. For information and assistance, call the Seniors' Activity Centre at 604-925-7280 or visit westvancouver.ca/seniors.

LibraryConnect

The West Vancouver Memorial Library has compiled up-to-date COVID-19 resources on government services, mental health support, travelling, and more. The Library also offers a variety of in-person and virtual programs for all ages. Learn more.


Resources and support for businesses and organizations

The District of West Vancouver is following the guidance of our local, provincial and federal health authorities—and encourages the business community to do the same.

Information and resources for businesses


COVID-19 resources

There are many things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Please follow the advice of health authorities.

Vaccines

Vaccination appointments

BC's COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks, and testing

BC Centre for Disease Control

Regional health information

Vancouver Coastal Health

National updates and financial resources

Public Health Agency of Canada

Health information and advice

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

8-1-1

HealthLink BC

Non-medical information (for general information related to COVID-19)

Call 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID19)

Text 604-630-0300


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