Register for winter programs with Parks, Recreation and Culture


The City of Nanaimo, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is offering recreation programs this upcoming winter season. Registration begins on Wednesday, December 2.

Programs available will be found in the same format as the fall season. The Fall and Winter Activity Guide was not produced this year, but residents can look for program offerings in the following ways:

  • View the three web pages on the City of Nanaimo website for Winter 2021 Arena Activities, Winter 2021 Pool Activities and Winter 2021 Community Recreation found on the left side of the "Recreation and Parks" tab
  • Click "Interested" on the three Facebook events pages (City of Nanaimo Local Government) for Arenas, Pools and Community Recreation
  • View an online PDF version of the Winter Activity Guide
  • Pick up a hard copy of our program guide at Bowen Park, Beban Park Social Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre from our Facility Ambassadors starting on Monday, November 30 (for those that don't have online access)

Register online through (accounts should be set up in advance of registration date), by telephone at 250-756-5200 or in-person at Bowen Complex, Oliver Woods Community Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. With limited capacity to have people gathered due to Provincial Health Orders, the City is encouraging residents to use the online platform as much as possible. If coming in or calling is an only option, the City is asking for everyone to be kind and patient as requests are processed.

The City is aware and is adjusting to the new Provincial Health Guidelines and will continue to monitor and action any required changes. Participants will be contacted through email or phone if there are any cancellations or modifications to their registered programs. Should registration have to be delayed, the City will be communicating this information through a subsequent news release and through social media channels.

Link to Strategic Plan: The City of Nanaimo is committed to the safety and well-being of its residents.

Key Points

  • Registration for winter programs will begin on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
  • The City is encouraging citizens to use the online registration process as much as possible as a way to limit the number of people in facilities.
  • Programs will continue follow COVID-19 protocols, including size limits for gatherings and expect participants to wear masks (except young children 12 and under and those with a medical condition or disability). Should further Provincial Health Orders require program changes, the City will follow up directly with those affected through email or telephone.


"Being active all year is an important factor in being and staying healthy, which is why we continue to pivot and follow Provincial Health Orders to keep everyone safe. We have a variety of programming options available for all ages and look forward to helping you and your family have a safe and active winter season."

Director, Recreation and Culture Services
City of Nanaimo


Program Guide
Program Guide


Lynn Wark
Director, Recreation and Culture
City of Nanaimo

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