VGH Fitness & Wellness Centre

The Fitness & Wellness Centre re-opened back to pre-COVID-19 hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily on January 20, 2022. 

Swipe card access is available. If you are not a VCH staff member and you need a swipe card, a $20.00 deposit is required. Please visit the Fitness Attendant during their hours below for a swipe card or membership forms.

Safety reminders

To keep our members safe, here is some important information and reminders:

  • Masks are not required, but members are still encouraged to wear facial coverings. 

  • Wipe all equipment using spray bottles located throughout the gym and return them to proper spot after use.

  • The Centre is for member exclusive use. Anyone found to be bringing non-members in with them will have their membership revoked.

We appreciate your commitment and cooperation to helping us all stay safe.

Hope to see you all in the gym soon!

About the VGH Fitness and Wellness Centre

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

To become a member, fill out the membership application form.

Bring your form to the centre when the attendant is working during the office hours below.

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

Vancouver General Hospital - Heather Annex Pavillion

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

Hours of operation

The Fitness and Wellness Centre is open Monday to Sunday: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Fitness attendant hours: 

Monday: 10:30 a.m. ? 2:-00 pm; 3:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. ? 2:-00 pm; 3:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. ? 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m. ? 7:00 p.m.

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