The voice of our membership is important to us and we value your feedback on our programs. As we always aim to improve our offerings, please let us know your thoughts by getting in touch with us below.



Prefer speaking to or emailing one of our knowledgeable staff in the Recreation Services Department? No problem, let’s get in touch.

Craig Mercer
Director of Athletics & Recreation

Megan Gallant
Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation

Registration Desk

Programs to Suit Your Lifestyle

Here at The Arbutus Club, we are proud to present one of the most comprehensive selections of programs offered by any private club in Canada. We have activities for everyone in your family to stay active and healthy, share time together, and most importantly, have fun.



Tennis is a distinguishing component of the life and culture of The Arbutus Club. As a local leader in the sport, our facility boasts 4 year-round indoor courts and 7 outdoor courts, with 4 of the 7 courts bubbled for the indoor season. Improve your skills in our leagues, showcase your skills in our tournaments, and make friends at our annual social events.

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Pickleball is a dynamic sport that combines badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is easy for beginners to learn and is a great sport for all ages and abilities. As one of The Arbutus Club's fastest growing sports, we offer drop-in play for all ages and skill levels, on both indoor and outdoor courts, as well as clinics and specially themed events.

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The Arbutus Club has a fully equipped Pilates studio complete with mats, five reformers, towers, cardio-tramp rebounders, chairs and one Cadillac. Pilates helps you improve your body’s posture, strength, flexibility, circulation and respiration. It also improves general body awareness and balance.

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The Arbutus Club offers a range of Group Fitness classes, including Yoga, Spin, Barre, AquaFit, and more!

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The Aquatic Centre is equipped with a tot pool, whirlpool, deep tank, and 25 metre 6 lane main pool. We also have a sauna, and steam room downstairs in our adult only spa area. Aquatics programming includes Red Cross Swim Kids group lessons, private lessons, Lifesaving Society advanced aquatic programs, First Aid courses, AquaFit and the Arbutus Swim Team.



The Arbutus Club’s youth and adult badminton programs will focus on basic techniques as well as developing balance and coordination. These programs are a wonderful opportunity for children of all skill levels to develop their skills in a fun and relaxed environment through age-appropriate drills and games.



Highly qualified Split Second Basketball Coaches create a fun, challenging and supportive environment to help young athletes build competence, confidence and character through basketball. The goal of the program is for players to have fun, create great habits, and master fundamental basketball skills.



Childminding is available for children 6 weeks to 8 years of age.  We offer arts and crafts, manipulative toys, story time, and outdoor play, enabling children to learn through play and exploration. Our qualified staff use positive guidance and encourage the development of social skills and friendships among peers.



We have licensed programs through Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as unlicensed programs. We put a lot of creativity, energy, and excitement into each recreational children's program and as well as the camps we offer at The Arbutus Club. We strive to incorporate a diverse range of learning opportunities through explorative play, crafting, group activities, and storytelling.



The Arbutus Club Academy of Dance cultivates young dancers, from their first step in a dance studio through their pre-professional training. Students discover their individual artistic choices in a creative environment with the guidance of an internationally recognized faculty. Personalized attention encourages students to mature as dancers, grow as individuals and enrich their passion for the art form.



Regardless of your fitness level or goal, our renovated Fitness Centre is equipped with a wide range of high-quality equipment and machines to meet every need.  We have a team of highly educated and experienced personal trainers, group fitness and pilates instructors who will motivate and challenge you through a wide array of training sessions, group classes or private lessons.



The primary goal of our program is for each child to enhance their physical literacy through age appropriate gymnastic activities and to build self-esteem in a safe and fun environment. Each child is supported and instructed at their own pace by our nationally certified coaches, learning body awareness and safety skills in preschool, recreational and competitive gymnastics streams.



The Arbutus Club Hockey program is designed to give each player the best opportunity to develop his or her skills in the sport, at any age.  From our Minor Hockey Association, hockey development programs to our adult hockey leagues, all players are welcome regardless of skill level from beginners just learning to play, to mid-range and experienced players. 



Improve coordination, increase flexibility, develop more strength, and learn self-defense with Shito Ryu karate. Our instructors aim to develop physical, mental and spiritual well-being through training which involves basics (kihon waza), forms (kata), and fighting (kumite), to prepare for belt gradings and a year end display.



The Music & Dramatic Arts program delivers a range of services including private piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet and voice lessons, and group and private visual arts classes. From mastering a musical instrument to unleashing their inner Picasso, our students excel in the creative arts.



The idea for the Arbutus Club was born out of the need for more ice time in Vancouver. Our skating department is still incredibly important to club life and offers a wide range of programs for beginners learning to skate for the first time, to more technical and advanced classes in power skating and figure skating.



With five singles squash courts, the squash program has something for players of all ages and skill levels. Choose from a variety of junior programs from recreational to competitive. A full complement of in-house and city leagues for men and women will provide you with a fun, social and competitive environment to take your skills to the next level.



The Arbutus Club's volleyball program will teach children the fundamentals in a skill based, recreational and non-competitive environment. Highly skilled Smash Volleyball coaches will lead this co-ed program and teach all aspects of the volleyball through age- appropriate skills, drills, and games. 



The Shaughnessy Room, equipped with games and activities as well as quiet places to relax or study, is open to youth and families seven days a week.  Youth Staff offer a wide array of programs, services, special events and camps for youth and families throughout the year.  



There are many athletic opportunities for adults at the Club from aquatics, fitness, hockey, squash, tennis, pickleball and more. We also offer activities outside of sports and athletics including bridge, knitting, mah jong, Book Club, Bookless Club and Writers Club.