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.

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...


NEW Risk Management course:

Managing Liability Risks for Pools and Recreation Facilities

Happening December 5th in Richmond – What are the lessons learned from the recent court case which found the University of Regina liable for $9.1 million in damages as a result of a diving accident. An aquatics industry expert from the City of Richmond, and a municipal lawyer will assist Doug Wyseman with this case study, and a Q&A panel.

Get the details and register by 4 pm, November 27.

FREE Webinar: Invasive Japanese Beetle Detection

Register now for a FREE Webinar: Invasive Japanese Beetle Detection: December 6, 11 am PST. Learn about the biology, and detection methods from CFIA Plant Health Survey Biologist, Troy Kimoto. Register now.

Register now for ICE Workshops in November - happening in Kelowna and the Lower Mainland

Want to be an SFL or TFL? ICE Workshops are happening this November for Weight Training & Personal Training, and Group Fitness.

Get the details and register now.

The Fall issue of
Recreation & Parks BC is online!

This issue explores the work and impact of our community recreation sector on youth.

Read the magazine.

New Funding Available to Increase Before and After School Recreation Programs.


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



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…