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 About the Leisure Development Course

In its 46th year in 2020, the Leisure Development Course continues to provide innovative professional development for park, recreation, culture and community development personnel. As one of Canada’s premiere education opportunities presented by a faculty from varied professions including business, public administration, recreation and parks, and academia; students receive timely information and modern tools to enhance their personal and professional growth and, in turn, their respective community and/or agency. 

The three year program is an intense four-day learning period hosted at the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre on Silver Star Mountain. 

  • The design and flexibility of core curriculum allows the student to enter at the year of his/her convenience – the learner does not have to participate in sequential order.
  • Students are obligated to attend all sessions, both instruction and group, as this provides the opportunity to network with instructors and colleagues in an interactive formal and informal setting.

For further information regarding the Leisure Development Course contact Chris Nelson by email.


In 2020 the Leisure Development Course is pleased to partner with Patron Platinum Sponsor Recreation Excellence as well as supporting partners; Langara College of Vancouver, DB Perks & Associates and Recreation Facilities Association of BC.

This program is endorsed by the British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA).