Re-Opening Metro Vancouver

Re-Opening Metro Vancouver

When businesses across Canada began to close in March, it was hard to imagine when and how things would begin to re-open again. And yet, here we are. Two months later, restrictions are starting to loosen (not disappear) and businesses across Metro Vancouver are slowly beginning to re-open. However, things will look different for a while. Businesses have had to adapt, prepare and implement all sorts of new strategies for keeping our city safe and healthy. Our desire for this post is to provide as many updates and links as we can to keep you in the know for what is opening, when, and what changes you can expect.

Stage 1 of the re-opening plan will begin on Tuesday, May 19 as outlined by the BC Government government here. This will include opening workplaces that meet public health guidelines and opening more outdoor spaces.


Update May 29

Outdoor recreation facilities in the City of Vancouver re-open as of May 29. This includes skate parks, synthetic sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, disc golf, roller hockey, multisport courts, and 166 playgrounds. Get more information here.

Playgrounds and skate parks in the City of Surrey are set to re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

Playgrounds and outdoor fitness circuits in the City of Burnaby will re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

North Shore playgrounds (North Vancouver and West Vancouver) will re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

Playgrounds in Richmond will re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

Select playgrounds in New Westminster will re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

Playgrounds across the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and the village of Anmore) are set to re-open on June 1st. Get more information here.

Sports courts, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic shelters, playgrounds, the parkour park, and Sendall Gardens in the City of Langley are set to re-open on June 1. Get more information here.

Playgrounds in the Township of Langley will be re-opening starting June 1st using a phased approach. Get more information here.


Update May 22

Aquabus and False Creek Ferries re-open as of May 22. Get more information here.

The PNE invites everyone to the Mini Donut Drive-Thru. Get more information here.

The Sea to Sky Gondola is open to annual passholders (and their guests) as of May 22. Get more information here.

Nordstrom at Pacific Centre is re-opening May 22. Get more information here.

TransLink will begin fare collection and front-door boarding as of June 1st. Get more information here.

The majority of the Vancouver beaches and parks re-open parking as of May 22. Stanley Park and English Bay lots to remain closed. Get more information here.

BC Public Schools will open on a voluntary, part-time basis, as of June 1st. See full update here.


Update May 19

The City of Vancouver rescinded the order which shut down all restaurant table service as of May 19th. Restaurants are now allowed to serve guests inside as long as they are compliant with the new regulations issued by Dr Bonnie Henry. Get more information here.

TransLink’s SeaBus returns to regular late service hours as of May 19. The reduced frequency of every 30 minutes still remains in effect. Get more information here.


Update May 15

BC Parks are open for day use as of May 15. Camping at BC Parks is available as of June 1. Get more information here.

Farmers Markets across Metro Vancouver are open for the season. Get more information here.

VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public as of May 1st. Get more information here.

Pacific Centre re-open as of May 15. Get more information here.


While it is our desire at Family Fun Vancouver to provide you with information and options for having fun around Metro Vancouver, we encourage you to take the recommended public health measure seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing during these stages and make responsible decisions for your family and the people around you.


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