VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre

Dear VGH Wellness Centre Member,

We are pleased to announce that we have been approved to increase our session capacity from 10 to 12 members per hour! We are hoping this provides each of you greater opportunity to work out during your desired time and give you the escape you need during these difficult times. We have also increased the capacities of a few rooms throughout the gym, so be sure to keep an eye on our signage and move around more freely during your workouts.

We are happy to be taking steps towards normalcy and will continue to keep you updated as we slowly progress with new safety plans. Like always, we appreciate your patience and loyalty to our team, and we are excited to see more of your faces on a daily basis. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to let you know, and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of the fitness attendants.

Tyler Clough

VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre

Fitness Attendant (Co-op Student)

Office: 604-875-4774

Discover the best kept secret at Vancouver General Hospital! The VGH Fitness and Wellness Centre welcomes all VCH employees and members of the community who are 19 years and older.

  • Convenient - The centre is located on-site in the Heather Annex, Heather Pavilion. It can be accessed from the Heather parking lot entrance, or through the tunnel.

  • Well-equipped - The centre is well equipped with state of the art machines for cardiovascular fitness and weight training, as well as, a variety of fitness classes. 

  • Safety - Only members are able to enter through card access, and all members must wear a shoe tag (with tag colour rotations done annually). The centre is unsupervised, and we recommend that you exercise with a friend, or let someone know that you are at the centre.

  • Amenities - Towel and water service is available. Please bring your own water bottle, as disposable cups are not provided. Showers and lockers are provided for use during work-out times only. 


  • Public pricing: $30 / 1 month, $80 / 3 months, $150 / 6 months, $280 / year

  • VCH staff pricing: $12.00 payroll deduction per paycheque (F/T VCH payroll employees only) 

Become a member

Bring your form to the centre when the Attendant is working during the scheduled class times.

When you arrive, ring the doorbell and the Attendant will open the door for you. For public/non-payroll members, please bring cash or cheque for membership fees.

For renewal or cancellation, you can either drop off the form in the mail box slot outside the entrance or give it to the Attendant when he/she is working. 

Vancouver General Hospital - Heather Annex Pavillion

855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4774

Hours of operation

?Open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. ? 11 p.m. (including holidays)

Dial 84 to reach security if the doors are locked. 

Parking & transportation

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

Download parking rates for VCH facilities