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.


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BCRPA registration status.

Careers in Parks Website


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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...

Read the Framework here.

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...


Save the date for the 40th Annual Parks and Grounds Spring Training!

February 28 - March 1, 2017

Mark your calendars for February 28 and March 1, 2017! The 40th Annual Parks and Grounds Spring Training is returning to the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley, BC.

Details coming soon.

Thank you delegates!

Thanks to all who attended the In Your

Face! Youth Workers' Conference at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver, Sat, October 1. It was our biggest conference yet, thanks to you!

If you're looking for a session handout, or a copy of a presentation, OR if you missed our Resource Fair, we have them online.

Presentations and handouts are online

Thanks to all who joined us for BCFit® '16 at Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby.

Also, congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 BCRPA Fitness Leadership Awards!

if you're looking for copies of presentations and handouts, we've got them online.  Check it out

Move for Health Day!

Move for Health Day was May 10, 2016. What did you do to move for your health? Show off your moves at #bcrpamfhd

Check out the community events that happened around BC.

Thank you for a great event!


We had a great time in Whistler thanks to all our delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers!

Was there a presentation you missed? Presentations are now online. Check them out.

2016 Family Day

BC celebrated Family Day on Monday, February 8. Free events were hosted in communities acoss BC, thanks to a partnership wtih the Government of BC. Check out what happened in your community

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…