Youth at a Glance

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 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 is a virtual hub that 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


Youth Committees

Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees for the 2019/2020 school year? Please contact the Youth Services Program Coordinator for more information. Applications available September 3 to October 26, 2019.


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 assisting in the development and implementation of programs and events for LGBTQ+ 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.

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

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 and events for grade 6 and 7 students in West Vancouver.

Youth Spaces

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

Youth Spaces

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 Drop-in (Grades 6 & 7)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 3 – 5 p.m.
Youth Drop-in (Grades 8 – 12)
Tuesday & Wednesday 3 – 5 p.m.
Thursday (LGBTQ+ and allies) 6 – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 3 – 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. 

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. The Late Night program picks up where the Bay Scene drop-in program ends on Friday afternoons. Late Night promises a good time; with dances, out-trips, barbecues, and theme parties, there are plenty of cool reasons to register! Register for the full course, or drop-in—it’s up to you. Limited drop-in spaces available.

Late Night

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 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!


Gig Nights

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

Gig Nights 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 an appropriate space, a sound check, and the use of our PA system and its setup. Contact Melanie at [email protected] for more information and to register!



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