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...


Register for Symposium

Don't miss out, register now.

Members save even more!

Check out the Symposium program guide to learn about all the offerings available to you this year.

Register your event

Move for Health Day is just around the corner. It's time to start planning to get your community moving!
Register your event and help spread the word about events happening around our province.

Thank you Delegates!

Thank you to all the delegates for joining us at Spring Training and making it a success!

Presentations and handouts are now available online. Check them out.

BC Budget 2015

The BCRPA was at the 2015 Budget lock-up in Victoria and has produced a summary of the BC Budget 2015. This is presented to you unaltered, without editorial commentary.

The Summary highlights information relevant to BCRPA members and the parks, recreation, and culture sector.

Read the summary now.


 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.

Recreation Registration Software Forum

Summary of the forum and links to related material.

FREE NEW COURSE: 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.

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...
Everybody gets to play
A program to ensure that economically disadvantaged children and families have access to quality recreation. 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…