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Integris Community Centre

No matter your age or ability, there are numerous ways to get involved and stay active within our community. The Integris Community Centre opened in March of 2017, and is home to the YMCA, Nechako Community Arts Council, and all things recreation! There are five community spaces available for rent and countless community, recreational, and educational classes happening at the ICC year-round. The YMCA of Northern BC is contracted by the District of Vanderhoof to provide recreational programs in the community; visit their website to learn more about their services!

186 Columbia St W
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Vanderhoof YMCA

Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre

The brand new Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre opened on January 26, 2019. This exciting new facility features a 6-lane 25m lap pool, climbing wall, 30-person hot tub, sauna, and 1500sqft leisure pool filled with water features and a lazy river. The facility also includes small viewing areas in the lobby and on the pool deck, ramp access to all three pools, and conveniently located men’s, women’s, and universal change rooms. The facility is operated by the YMCA of Northern BC. Visit the YMCA’s website below to find out more.

390 Columbia St E
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Vanderhoof YMCA
Construction Timelapse Video

Vanderhoof Arena

The Vanderhoof Arena is open from September to March (dates vary) and consists of a regulation-size ice rink, heated viewing area, change rooms, concession, and mezzanine. Skates and helmets are provided for free during public skating times. The arena is home to the Nechako Valley Figure Skating Club, Vanderhoof Clippers Speed Skating Club, Vanderhoof Bears Minor Hockey Club and many other adult hockey recreation leagues. The dry floor is available for rental during the summer.

340 Columbia St E
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

To make a booking, please contact Heidi Goncalves

Free Skating Schedule Winter 2022/2023

Public Skate Sunday 4:15pm – 5:15pm6:45pm – 7:45pm
Drop-in Hockey Sunday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Public Skate Tuesday
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Public Skate Wednesday 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Drop-In Hockey Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

The Vanderhoof Arena may host public skating and drop-in hockey on statutory holidays.

The Vanderhoof Arena would like to thank all of its sponsors for helping in providing a fantastic Winter 2021/2022 Free Public Skating and Drop-in Hockey season!

Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds

The Exhibition Grounds provides an affordable, multi-purpose community centre for horse-back riding, horse boarding, clinics and shows, Vanderhoof and District 4-H, major sanctioned rodeo events, public camping, archery tournaments, wildfire evacuation facilities for people and livestock, youth summer camps, public recreational vehicle storage, company picnics, family reunions, weddings, and more.

4051 Northside Road
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2

Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds

Trails & Parks

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Riverside Park

Home of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary, walking and biking path, covered picnic area, playground, outdoor fitness equipment, outdoor volleyball games, observation tower, along with an RV and tent campground, Riverside Park is a destination in itself. Located at 3100 Burrard Avenue.

Ferland Park

Kids and adults alike enjoy cooling off and having fun at the spray park. Complete with a playground, picnic tables, washrooms, and plenty of shade, this park is a great place to spend time with the family over the summer months. The park is also home to numerous summertime community events and sporting opportunities from Farmer’s Markets and Church in the Park, to community barbeques. Located at the corner of Church St and Victoria St.

Bradley Park

Bradley Park is a smaller neighbourhood park with a playground, picnic tables, and swingset. Located between Bradley Lane and 5th St.

Leiding Park

Leiding Park is a shady park near the Nechako River with a playground. Located at the corner of Victoria St and Sandy Beach Rd.

Vanderview Park

Enjoy this sunny park featuring a small playground and slide. Located on Vanderview behind the Christian Fellowship church.

Vanderhoof Skateboard Park

This new facility opened in August of 2019 and is located at 466 Stewart St, right across from the arena an aquatic centre. The 7300sqft park is open for skateboarding, biking, and rollerblading and has various features to accommodate all skill levels.

Disc Golf Course

Enjoy family-friendly fun at the disc golf course! Located at the east end of Douglas Street, backing on to the Riverside Nature Trail.

Course Layout

Portable Stage & Washrooms

The District’s stage and washrooms are available for rent for events within the municipality. Please click below for the application form.

Stage Request Form

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