Subsidy Overview

All programs at Britannia are subsidized and the fees and charges are set at the lowest reasonable rate. Still, Britannia wants to support those who cannot afford the advertised cost of certain programs or activities.

Britannia would like to assist those who cannot afford the advertised cost of certain programs or activities. A person may apply for a maximum of 2 subsidies per person per season. Please Note: Some programs do not qualify for subsidy.


  • Leisure Access Program: Residents of Vancouver with a Leisure Access Card may receive up to a maximum of 50% off certain programs by completing an application form and presenting it to a cashier.


  • Grandview Woodland and Strathcona Residents Subsidy: Residents of Grandview Woodland and Strathcona with a Leisure Access Card may, with the approval of a programmer, receive a further discount if needed. Residents without a Leisure Access Card may request a subsidy for certain programs up to 25% of course costs by completing an application for subsidy. For subsidies greater than 25%, residents need an appointment with a programmer and bring their Notice of Assessment from the previous tax year. (Resident boundaries are Broadway to the waterfront and Nanaimo to Main).


  • Free programs: Free activities and sessions are offered at the Rink, Pool, Teen Centre and 55+ Centre each week. View our current program guide to see what we have to offer.


  • Child care: Low income families may be eligible for financial assistance from the provincial government to help with the cost of licensed childcare fees for programs offered at Britannia and its affiliated child care centres. For further info call Enquiry BC at 604-660-2421 and about the provincial child care subsidy.