Coal Harbour Community Activities

Coal Harbour is more than the views and proximity to downtown and Stanley Park; it’s also an active and growing community. I want to share with you a quick look at the offerings from the Coal Harbour Community Centre, which reveals a side to the area that you may not be aware of.

Active and fun. The annual Coal Harbour Canada Day celebration featured free activities in the community centre, including Pilates, Yoga, Salsa, and Tai Chi. Live outdoor entertainment in Coal Harbour Park featured drumming, music, and song. Barbeque, kids activities such as face painting, balloons and games, all took place in this spectacular location.

Fantastic building and great programs. The beautiful new Coal Harbour Community Centre houses a Gymnasium, Multipurpose Room (great for event rental), Dance Studio, Activity Room, Arts and Crafts, and Meeting Room. Affiliated with the West End Community Centre, Coal Harbour membership includes access to both facilities. The Coal Harbour centre serves the whole neighbourhood with programs for Preschoolers, Children, Youth, Adults and Fifty plus.

Help the Heart and Stroke Foundation. So you missed Coal Harbour’s June 24th 108 Yogathon? It involved completing 108 sun salutations, and was a special event to raise donations for programs funded by The Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

There’s still time to take part in the Run for the Heart Coal Harbour Seawall Run on Saturday July 29th. Complete a ten kilometre circuit around the beautiful Stanley Park seawall and raise funds to support The Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. This run is a fun, family event suitable for all levels. Walkers are welcome! (Register through the Coal Harbour Community Centre)

Activities for Kids. For children at Coal Harbour this summer, programs include Parent-tot creative time, pre-school artists, baking on the break, fun with French, dance classes for ages 2-6, fine arts summer camp, physical recreation for kids 2 up, birthday parties, clay Art, ESL, Piano lessons, karate, basketball, tennis, kids kayaking and soccer and much more.

Great Parks on the Watefront.City of Vancouver parks in the area are Coal Harbour and Harbour Green Parks, both situated downtown on the Coal Harbour waterfront. Coal Harbour Park is uniquely located on the rooftop of the Community Centre and has an adventure playground and an area for arts, crafts and games. Harbour Green Park is a short walk from the community centre heading east along the seawall. It has a water spray park and lots of green space for games and activities.