COVID-19 Impacts & Updates 




Beach Alert Junior Lifeguard Programs and Camps are now being offered this summer! To register


please visit out registration page or click the link below. 



Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Update 

June 22, 2020

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation issues a statment in regards to the opening of outdoor pools and beach lifeguard patrol starting July 13, 2020. Please visit the link below for more information.

Junior Lifeguard Programs Update 

June 20, 2020

The Vancouver Lifeguard Association (VLA) wants to extend our sincere thanks for your patience and support during these times.

Over the past months, the VLA team has been in discussion with our members, volunteers, contractors and partners working toward reopening our programs and operations safely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The VLA takes the safety of its members, volunteers, contractors, junior lifeguards and their families seriously.

As of now, the VLA will not be running any of our junior lifeguard programs until further notice. Currently, all Vancouver Parks Board Outdoor and Indoor Pools are temporarily closed including the ban of park and beach permits. These facilities are essential to the delivery of safe and quality lifesaving instruction within our programs. As a subcontractor of the Vancouver Park Board, we are in communication with them and will update you when the reopening occurs in the future. 

For the time being, we are reviewing and implementing the correct precautions and safety measures in line with the BC & Yukon Lifesaving Society Branch - Guidelines for reopening BC's pools and waterfronts. Please visit their website for more information about COVID-19 and Aquatics in British Columbia. 

We thank you for your continued support and are looking forward to starting up as soon as possible!

VLA Board & Operations Update - COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The Vancouver Lifeguard Association (VLA) Board of Directors has been closely working with our members, affiliates and the Vancouver Park Board in regards to COVID-19 (Corona Virus.) 

In response to the City of Vancouver’s shut down of non-essential services, buildings, and recreational facilities the Vancouver Lifeguard Association will be cancelling and postponing all VLA related programs and meetings until further notice. 

For more information about COVID-19 please visit; 



 Contact BC Health link at 8-11. 


If you have any questions in regards to our cancellations please emails us at We thank you for your continued support during these times.