Best Libraries in Vancouver

Check out the top Libraries in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
1. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
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90 local reviews
350 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-331-3603
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Tao
Consolidating Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch, Federal Office Tower, and retail and service faciliti…
Staff
Beautiful building reminding a Roman Coliseum. The library is very well organized with an awesome collection …
Norm
This is the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library styled in the form of a Roman Coliseum. Go there to…
1. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
1. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
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90 local reviews
350 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-331-3603
Tao
Tao
Consolidating Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch, Federal Office Tower, and retail and service facilities, the Library Square occupie…
Staff
Staff
Beautiful building reminding a Roman Coliseum. The library is very well organized with an awesome collection and very friendly service. If …
Norm
Norm
This is the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library styled in the form of a Roman Coliseum. Go there to check out the great architect…
2. Mount Pleasant Community Centre
2. Mount Pleasant Community Centre
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36 local reviews
1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 604-257-3080
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Isaac
Part community centre, part local library. On rainy days, enjoy a storytime program, or check out the gym (dro…
Sarah
If you want to go for a vacation work out just drop in to the gym. There is a vancouver public library here as…
Alexandra
In this complex there's a gym (drop ins are cheap!), a coffee bar, and a public library where you can take out…
2. Mount Pleasant Community Centre
2. Mount Pleasant Community Centre
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36 local reviews
1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 604-257-3080
Isaac
Isaac
Part community centre, part local library. On rainy days, enjoy a storytime program, or check out the gym (drop-in available) to work off al…
Sarah
Sarah
If you want to go for a vacation work out just drop in to the gym. There is a vancouver public library here as well as coffee, food, communi…
Alexandra
Alexandra
In this complex there's a gym (drop ins are cheap!), a coffee bar, and a public library where you can take out books, magazines or DVD's.
3. Britannia Community Services Centre
3. Britannia Community Services Centre
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17 local reviews
1661 Napier St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-718-5800
LibraryPoint of interestSchool
Malcolm
A massive community centre equipped with pool, skating rink, gym, library, basketball courts, and running trac…
Jennifer
Public library, gym, swimming pool, hot tub, suana, skating rink, classes, and sometimes art and produce marke…
Fernanda
Friendly staff, a pool, gym, ice rink, classes, library, resources...it puts the "community" in community cent…
3. Britannia Community Services Centre
3. Britannia Community Services Centre
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17 local reviews
1661 Napier St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-718-5800
Malcolm
Malcolm
A massive community centre equipped with pool, skating rink, gym, library, basketball courts, and running track. Everything under the sun at…
Jennifer
Jennifer
Public library, gym, swimming pool, hot tub, suana, skating rink, classes, and sometimes art and produce markets and small music festivals.
Fernanda
Fernanda
Friendly staff, a pool, gym, ice rink, classes, library, resources...it puts the "community" in community centre.
4. Hillcrest Community Centre
4. Hillcrest Community Centre
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18 local reviews
Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Establishment
Mary
Large lap pool, large toddler pool that gradually deepens to the 'lazy river' (my favorite). 80 person hot tu…
Lynn
A Legacy from the 2010 Winter Olympics, this facility has indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, steam room, gy…
Miri & Gabi
Visit the pool with the lazy river. Vancouver Public Library is also located at the same location with story …
4. Hillcrest Community Centre
4. Hillcrest Community Centre
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18 local reviews
Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Mary
Mary
Large lap pool, large toddler pool that gradually deepens to the 'lazy river' (my favorite). 80 person hot tub. Steam room and sauna. The l…
Lynn
Lynn
A Legacy from the 2010 Winter Olympics, this facility has indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, steam room, gym, rink and local library. Non…
Miri & Gabi
Miri & Gabi
Visit the pool with the lazy river. Vancouver Public Library is also located at the same location with story time for the kiddies.
5. Hillcrest Centre
5. Hillcrest Centre
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23 local reviews
4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:45 PM
(604) 257-8680
Establishment
Barbara
This was the Olympic and Paralympic Curling Venue at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Now a fantastic communit…
Sangeeta
Great place for everyone! This Community Centre is one of the best in the city. Features include: Library, Bl…
Mavis And Brian
Fantastic recreational facility featuring an Olympic-sized pool and outdoor wading pool, ice rinks, library an…
5. Hillcrest Centre
5. Hillcrest Centre
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23 local reviews
4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Open · Closes 9:45 PM
(604) 257-8680
Barbara
Barbara
This was the Olympic and Paralympic Curling Venue at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Now a fantastic community resource. Swimming pools, a …
Sangeeta
Sangeeta
Great place for everyone! This Community Centre is one of the best in the city. Features include: Library, Blue Parrot Coffee, Indoor Ice r…
Mavis And Brian
Mavis And Brian
Fantastic recreational facility featuring an Olympic-sized pool and outdoor wading pool, ice rinks, library and sports gyms, along with a ni…
6. West End Community Centre
6. West End Community Centre
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10 local reviews
GymHealthPoint of interest
Valerie
The free wifi is actually in the Joe Fortes Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, which shares the entrance …
Pat And Walter
Local community centre includes library,squash courts, great gym, drop-in exercise classes including yoga, Zum…
Alice
This community centre has a library and gym. They offer a variety of classes and exercise programs.
6. West End Community Centre
6. West End Community Centre
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10 local reviews
Valerie
Valerie
The free wifi is actually in the Joe Fortes Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, which shares the entrance to the WECC. The library also …
Pat And Walter
Pat And Walter
Local community centre includes library,squash courts, great gym, drop-in exercise classes including yoga, Zumba, spinning, etc. Check onlin…
Alice
Alice
This community centre has a library and gym. They offer a variety of classes and exercise programs.
7. Confederation Park Playground
7. Confederation Park Playground
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13 local reviews
Confederation Park Playground, Burnaby
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Happy Stay!
Just few minutes walk from home. Enjoy the playground, picnic tables, running oval, basketball court, library,…
Andy
Dynamic Playground with spray park, running track, soccer fields, picnic tables, miniature train, library, and…
D And V
5 min drive from home site. Great for leisure activities. Library, community gym, and swimming pool.
7. Confederation Park Playground
7. Confederation Park Playground
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13 local reviews
Confederation Park Playground, Burnaby
Happy Stay!
Happy Stay!
Just few minutes walk from home. Enjoy the playground, picnic tables, running oval, basketball court, library, indoor swimming pool and a lo…
Andy
Andy
Dynamic Playground with spray park, running track, soccer fields, picnic tables, miniature train, library, and Eileen Daily Swimming Pool.
D And V
D And V
5 min drive from home site. Great for leisure activities. Library, community gym, and swimming pool.
8. Lynn Valley Village
8. Lynn Valley Village
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6 local reviews
1233 - 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 604-647-5095
Shopping mallLibraryPoint of interest
Mark
Lynn Valley Village is in walking distance and is a pedestrian only shopping / entertainment focal point. Man…
Celeste
Just down the street in the heart of Lynn Valley you'll find the village with library, shops, mall, groceries,…
Robert
Lynn Valley Village is a great local spot to pick up a few groceries, take in some yoga, borrow a book from th…
8. Lynn Valley Village
8. Lynn Valley Village
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6 local reviews
1233 - 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 604-647-5095
Mark
Mark
Lynn Valley Village is in walking distance and is a pedestrian only shopping / entertainment focal point. Many of the shops and services fo…
Celeste
Celeste
Just down the street in the heart of Lynn Valley you'll find the village with library, shops, mall, groceries, coffee shops and restaurants…
Robert
Robert
Lynn Valley Village is a great local spot to pick up a few groceries, take in some yoga, borrow a book from the beautiful new library, or en…
9. Steveston Community Centre
9. Steveston Community Centre
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6 local reviews
Steveston Community Centre, Richmond
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 604-238-8080
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Mandy
Excellent community centre with low-cost drop-in gym, squash, tennis etc. Full schedule of group activities. …
Nadia
Community Centre & Library. Children's playground, water park, outdoor pool, indoor & outdoor tennis courts, …
Tracy & Bryan
Fantastic amenities. Outdoor pool, library, gym, tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), squash courts, and drop …
9. Steveston Community Centre
9. Steveston Community Centre
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6 local reviews
Steveston Community Centre, Richmond
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 604-238-8080
Mandy
Mandy
Excellent community centre with low-cost drop-in gym, squash, tennis etc. Full schedule of group activities. Also Library with magazines, …
Nadia
Nadia
Community Centre & Library. Children's playground, water park, outdoor pool, indoor & outdoor tennis courts, baseball field, fitness gym & …
Tracy & Bryan
Tracy & Bryan
Fantastic amenities. Outdoor pool, library, gym, tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), squash courts, and drop in fitness classes.
10. Burnaby Public Library
10. Burnaby Public Library
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10 local reviews
6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-436-5400
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Sami
This library is only one block north from our house, and there is a small square right beside it.
Alicia
Burnaby Public Library - free wifi is available. Great children's area.
Stephen
A very big library with any book you can think of!
10. Burnaby Public Library
10. Burnaby Public Library
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10 local reviews
6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 604-436-5400
Sami
Sami
This library is only one block north from our house, and there is a small square right beside it.
Alicia
Alicia
Burnaby Public Library - free wifi is available. Great children's area.
Stephen
Stephen
A very big library with any book you can think of!
11. Lynn Valley Centre
11. Lynn Valley Centre
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29 local reviews
1199 Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 604-980-9354
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Reneé
Safeway or Save-On-Foods grocery stores. Winners discount store, bakery, post office, Shopper’s Drug Mart, li…
Morna
Whether you want to go to the mall, the library, or sit outside in the nice village plaza, the Lynn Valley Cen…
Charlie
Just a few blocks away, find Lynn Valley Village with shops, restaurants, cafes, library, banks, and pub.
11. Lynn Valley Centre
11. Lynn Valley Centre
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29 local reviews
1199 Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 604-980-9354
Reneé
Reneé
Safeway or Save-On-Foods grocery stores. Winners discount store, bakery, post office, Shopper’s Drug Mart, library, coffee shops, health fo…
Morna
Morna
Whether you want to go to the mall, the library, or sit outside in the nice village plaza, the Lynn Valley Center is where it's at in Lynn V…
Charlie
Charlie
Just a few blocks away, find Lynn Valley Village with shops, restaurants, cafes, library, banks, and pub.
12. VanDusen Botanical Garden
12. VanDusen Botanical Garden
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106 local reviews
5251 Oak St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+1 604-257-8335
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Considered one of the top ten public gardens in North America, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a scenic 55-acre b…
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Covering 22 hectares, the Vandusen Botanical Garden opened in 1975. Trained volunteer guides interpret the pla…
Rose
I volunteer here...Fabulous oasis in the middle of the city. Rare & interesting botanical specimens from all o…
12. VanDusen Botanical Garden
12. VanDusen Botanical Garden
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106 local reviews
5251 Oak St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+1 604-257-8335
Anna
Considered one of the top ten public gardens in North America, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a scenic 55-acre botanical garden – a living mus…
R
R
Covering 22 hectares, the Vandusen Botanical Garden opened in 1975. Trained volunteer guides interpret the plant collection & the history of…
Rose
Rose
I volunteer here...Fabulous oasis in the middle of the city. Rare & interesting botanical specimens from all over the world. Maze, ponds, co…