Youth Spaces & Leadership Opportunities

Our Youth Services’ team offers a range of services that build 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 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.

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 contact the Youth Services & Community Recreation Manager Supervisor.


Youth Committees

Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees for the 2021/2022 school year? Please download and fill in the application form, and then email or mail it in. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2021.

Youth Leadership Application

Please contact the Youth Services Program Coordinator with any questions or for more information.

[email protected]

For youth in grades 8 to 12:
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.

Whatever Youth Committee (WYC)
Supported by Youth Services, the Whatever Youth Committee focuses on assisting in the development and implementation of programs and events for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their allies.

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, civic responsibility, cultural awareness and more.

For preteens in grades 6 & 7:
Preteen Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Supported by Youth Services, PTAC offers preteens the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and to assist in the development of programs for grade 6 and 7 students in West Vancouver.

Youth Spaces

West Vancouver Youth Services offers a number of drop-in opportunities in the following Youth Spaces. Drop by, hang out with your friends, play pool, cook and eat great food, go on awesome out trips and more—your spaces, your call!

Youth Hub
706 Main Street, Park Royal South, West Vancouver
Please visit the Rec Schedules website for the most up-to-date information!

Hours of Operation
Youth Drop-in (Grades 8 – 12)
Thursday 3:45 – 6 p.m.
Thursday (2SLGBTQIA+ and allies) 6 – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 3:45 – 8:45 p.m.

West Vancouver’s newest youth space is the Youth Hub at Park Royal Mall. The Youth Hub 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 the Youth Hub, providing a supportive atmosphere for youth in grades 8 – 12 to enjoy.

WVCC Youth Lounge
2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Please visit the Rec Schedules website for the most up-to-date information!

Hours of Operation
Pre-teen & Youth Drop-in (Grades 6 – 12)
Monday – Thursday 3 – 5 p.m.
Friday 3 – 6 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.

GECC Bay Scene
6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Please visit the Rec Schedules website for the most up-to-date information!

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

The Bay Scene is a fun place for pre-teens to hang out and visit with friends. 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.

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!


Health & Safety

Learn more about our commitment to Health and Safety.


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