Youth at a Glance

Our Youth Services’ team offers a range of services that builds a community of young people who are connected, aware, and informed. Our services are universal, primarily preventative, and use a wrap around community-based service approach to address age-appropriate needs along a continuum; from recreation to social services. Valuing the diversity of youth, the Youth Services’ team responds to youths' unique needs and engages them in all places and spaces in West Vancouver. We provide youth with access to appropriate information and resources to assist in improving their overall health and well-being, through community outreach, one-to-one and group support, programs and activities, special events, drop-in activities, and coordinated service delivery with partner organizations.

Find out more about services, amenities and resources for youth

Hub of Youth Services

The West Vancouver Hub of Youth Services brings together representatives from community organizations with a connection to youth services in West Vancouver. Through a collaborative, coordinated, and community-based approach, the goal of these partner organizations is to improve the quality, access, and delivery of services to youth and their families.

For more info about the West Vancouver Hub of Youth Services, please visit our website or contact the Youth Services Supervisor.

Youth Hub

604-921-3467

Youth Committees

Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees for this next school year? Please contact the Youth Program Coordinator for more information.

604-925-7222

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Supported by Youth Services, YAC focuses on municipal youth issues and initiatives, and assists with policy and program development as it relates to youth.

NEW! Youth Programs & Opportunities for Wellness & Recreation (Youth POWR)
Supported by Youth Services and the Health and Fitness team, Youth POWR focuses on assisting with program development as it relates to the overall health and wellness of youth in our community centres.

Whatever Youth Committee
Supported by Youth Services, the Whatever Youth Committee focuses on supportive programs and events for LGBT*QI2S youth and their allies, as well as acts as the youth voice for our annual Diverse Genders & Sexual Orientation conference.

Student Work & Advisory Team (SWAT)
Supported by the West Vancouver Police Department and co-facilitated by Youth Services, youth involved in SWAT are exposed to leadership skills, communication strategies, civic responsibility, cultural awareness and modern policing leadership and methods.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
The West Vancouver Memorial Library’s TAG meets monthly to provide input and feedback on library services for teens.

TAG Meeting Dates

Youth Spaces

Check out all the activities and amenities available at all of our Youth Spaces! More details on our Youth website.

Youth Spaces


Ambleside Youth Centre (AYC)
1018 Pound Road, West Vancouver

Hours of Operation
Youth Drop-in (Grades 8 – 12)
Wednesday 3 – 6 p.m.
Thursday 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday + Saturday 3 – 10 p.m.


Ambleside Youth Centre (AYC) is a great place to hang out, watch movies, play pool, volunteer at our concession, or get involved in our popular cook nights. Friendly youth leaders supervise AYC, providing a supportive atmosphere for our young people to enjoy. Experienced Youth Outreach Workers based at AYC connect with youth to establish a positive, respectful relationship, and can provide individual and small group support, referrals, and a priority response for youth who may be experiencing difficulties.


WVCC Youth Lounge
2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Hours of Operation
Pre-teen Drop-in (Grades 6 + 7)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday 3 – 8 p.m.
Youth Drop-in (Grades 8 – 12)
Tuesday + Wednesday 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (LGBT*QI2S and allies) 6 – 8 p.m.
Friday 3 – 10 p.m.
Saturday 5 – 10 p.m.


The Youth Lounge is an amazing place to spend time with friends, meet new people, or play pool, ping pong or foosball. Engaging youth leaders supervise the Youth Lounge and can connect youth to volunteer opportunities, youth-led community groups, and important resources and information. And if you are into music and performance, be sure to join us the second Friday of every month for our free Open Mic sessions!


GECC Bay Scene
6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Hours of Operation
No drop-in on Professional Development days, on holidays, or during school breaks.
Pre-teen Drop-in (Grades 6 + 7)
Wednesday + Friday 3 – 5 p.m.


The Bay Scene is a fun place for pre-teens to hang out and visit with friends two afternoons a week. Welcoming and caring youth leaders supervise The Bay Scene where youth in grades 6 and 7 can play sports and games, watch movies, and more.

Leadership Wednesdays
Interested in important social and environmental issues? This is the club for you! We’ll blend free time and snacks with learning leadership skills designed to empower you and your peers to make a difference in your local and global communities!

Casual Fridays
It’s the end of your week and time to have some fun! Visit our concession, play sports or games with your friends…what’s not to like?


Room 14 / West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Hours of Operation
Youth (Grades 8 – 12)
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday* 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Room 14 is closed on Sundays from July to August.

Room 14 is the library’s space for youth in grades 8 – 12 to study, socialize, or create something amazing. The space features computers with software like Photoshop, a meeting room and West Vancouver’s comfiest bean-bag chairs!

Did you know?

Did you know that West Vancouver Youth Services now has its very own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page? 'Like' and 'Follow' us to stay in the loop on the latest programs, activities and social events just for you!

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Gig Nights at AYC

Are you in a band? Need a venue for your Gig? Let us offer you our expertise!

Gig Nights at Ambleside Youth Centre help youth in grades 8 – 12 gain experience by performing live! Prior to the big night, the Youth Services’ team provides mentoring, support, and ideas for a rewarding event, including how to successfully market and promote your Gig! Your $30 fee includes the rental of AYC, a sound check, and the use of our PA system and its setup. To register, please contact Melanie.

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Ambleside Youth Centre is centrally located and ideal for your band!

Volunteer

Would you like to become a volunteer with Community Services? Register for a Youth Volunteer Orientation & Training course today!

Volunteer