The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association is a not for profit organization dedicated to building and sustaining active healthy lifestyles and communities in BC.


Access your account on The Registry®
BCRPA registration status.

New, free Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module

The conversation has already begun...

Healthy in Nature

Developed for parks and recreation practitioners, offers resources and materials to support Healthy in Nature activities and initiatives. 

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition….Do it!) - an internationally acclaimed program aimed at improving children’s physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.

Find a MEND program in a community near you.

Sogo Active

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, sponsored by Coca Cola Canada is aimed at getting Canadian teenagers moving by providing funding to local organizations. Learn more...

Healthy Food and Beverage Initiative
provides supports for facilities to voluntarily adopt the sale of healthy food more...

A comprehensive and integrated approach to getting British Columbians to become more active. more...

Improving the health of British Columbians through leadership that enhances collaborative action to promote physical activity, healthy eating and living smoke-free. more...

A project which facilitates healthy aging through the arts.  more...



Explore the future of aquatics!

There's still time to register

Aquatics professionals - the Provincial Ripple Effects Aquatics Workshop is  coming October 22-23.

There's two full days of expert and inspiring speakers.

PLUS one extra day for pre-workshop sessions on October 21st, including recertification workshops.

And don't forget to RSVP for the networking social happening the evening of Oct 22nd.

Visit the 2015 Ripple Effects webpage and learn more!

Managing Winter Risks — It's not too early to start planning

Attend the Managing Winter Risks practical workshop:

  • Oct 21 in Whistler or
  • Oct 23 in Smithers.
Learn about the liabilities and risks associated with the winter season for parks and recreation departments and about the steps you can take to improve service delivery and operation of your department.  Find out more.

Congrats to the 2015 Fitness Leader Award Recipients!

Recipients of BCRPA's 2015 Fitness Leader of the Year and Educator of the Year awards were recognized at BCFit™ '15, on Saturday, September 12 in New Westminster.

Learn more

Thank you for another great year!

Thank you all who helped make BCFit '15 a great success!

We'd love to hear your feedback. Whether you attended or not, we'd like to hear what you have to say to help make BCFit'16 a great experience!

Learn more

Free resources on updated site

The new and improved Stay Active Eat Healthy® website boasts a wide range of new, updated and revised resources - all free



FREE for a limited time: Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module

Educates recreation and sport leaders about Aboriginal culture and provides best practices on how to incorporate this awareness into programming. Find out more.

Recreation Registration Software Forum

Summary of the forum and links to related material.

The Way Forward - our Sectoral Strategic Plan

The Plan in Action video

The Sectoral Strategic Plan in Action video presented during the 2011 Annual General Meeting is now available to view online.

 The Way Forward Sectoral Strategic Plan

The first ever sectoral strategic plan for the parks, recreation & cultural sector. Find out how you can be part of The Way Forward.

Video summary              Read the Plan

BCRPA - Leading the Way for over 50 years - video presentation
Click here to watch Part 1 on YouTube.

Click here to watch Part 2 on YouTube.


Quality assurance training and resources for supervisors and front-line staff who work with children ages 6 - 12. more...
  Playground Safety Awareness
A one-day course on playground safety and CSA standards. more
  PoolSafe BC
A one-day course that provides aquatic centre staff with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in a pool setting. more…
  Pool Operator
Two levels available; students will be exposed to information that will provide an understanding of swimming pool operations and maintenance. more…