Neighbourhood Profile: Delbrook

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Neighbourhood Profile: Delbrook

The area is named for the street that runs through it, Delbrook Avenue. Delbrook is divided into 2 sections, Upper Delbrook has a higher elevation towards the mountains North. Delbrook itself is a small area known for its many cul-de-sacs, large lots and post and beam homes that were built in the 50’s & 60’s. Delbrook is on a slight North South Slope providing views from some of the homes towards the North end. It borders Mosquito Creek to the West with its beloved hikes, which contrary to its name is not home to any mosquitos that we have seen! It is steps to Edgemont Village and Westview Plaza and its many amenities. Delbrook has a small commercial area called Delbrook Plaza beside which an older apartment building as well as the newest development of high end Leed certified apartments known as “The Brook”, named “Canada’s Greenest Building” Future development on the current Delbrook Recreation Centre site is in the works, as there are plans for a new multi-million dollar Recreation facility amalgamating both the Delbrook & William Griffin centres on the William Griffin property.


Balmoral Junior Secondary School

Balmoral Junior Secondary School was a public junior high school in the Delbrook area. Since the French immersion program left Balmoral Junior Secondary in 2003, that institution saw declining enrollment, to the point where the school itself closed in 2009. The property has since been repurposed to hold the grade 8 and 9 classes of Carson Graham Secondary while that school undergoes a facilities upgrade. The Balmoral building, re-designated as the Carson Graham Secondary Balmoral Campus, will be phased out in 2012 following the completion of the work at Carson Graham.


William Griffin Rec Centre
851 West Queens Road
604.987.PLAY (7529)

Delbrook Rec Centre


  • Basketball hoop (outdoor)
  • Dance studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Licensed preschool
  • Multi-purpose program rooms
  • Offices for Capilano Community Services and Red Cross Services
  • Picnic facilities
  • Playground
  • Pottery studio
  • Squash and racquetball courts
  • Tennis courts (3 outdoor with lights)

The District of North Vancouver is currently working on plans for a new multi-million dollar recreation facility that will be the amalgamation of both William Griffen & Delbrook Rec Centres to be located on the William Griffin Rec Centre Property. The Delbrook Rec Centre will be closed and the property sold for re-development in order to help finance the cost of the new Rec Centre.

Delbrook Park at the corner of West Queens Road and Delbrook Avenue


There are 2 large sports fields located at the Delbrook Park and William Griffin Park. See North Vancouver Recreation Commission’s Parks & Fields page for more information.


The Mosquito Creek Trail:

The Mosquito Creek Trail begins at Fell Avenue & 16th Avenue in North Vancouver and follows the Mosquito Creek Ravine up Grouse Mountain to where the power lines cross the Creek. Nicely secluded in an urban environment, the trail is a haven for dog owners & novice hikers.


Woon Lee Inn Restaurant
3751 Delbrook Ave, Delbrook Plaza

Team Clarke Favourite:
Chow Mein


Delbrook Plaza
Delbrook Animal Hospital, Open from 7am – midnight, 7 days a week including holidays


Red Cross HELP: Health Equipment Loan Program

No one expects to suffer illness or injury that affects their mobility, their independence or dignity — yet it happens to thousands of people in the Lower Mainland every day: the child who needs crutches after a fall from a bike, or a senior who requires a wheelchair, cane or walker after slipping in the bathtub.

Health care reform has reduced the duration of hospitalization, requiring more Canadians to recover from illness, surgery or injury while at home — where equipment to provide comfort and mobility is often not available.

Many people in the Lower Mainland struggle with the tremendous financial burden that illness or injury can bring. The cost of purchasing or renting medical equipment is far beyond the means of many of those who need it most.

HELP – Short Term Loan Service

Offers health equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and bathroom aids, by donation, on a short-term basis to individuals recovering from illness, injury, or surgery.

Located at the Delbrook Recreation Centre – for more information click below

Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service Depots

Locations and Hours

To Make an Equipment or Monetary Donation visit:



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