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 (December to March). Registration begins on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Please note that swimming lesson registration will begin on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Residents can find out about programs by:

Register online through (accounts should be set up in advance of registration date), by telephone at 250-756-5200 or in-person at Beban Park, Bowen Complex, Oliver Woods Community Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

The City continues to follow and adjust to the latest Provincial Health Guidelines to keep participants healthy and safe from COVID-19. 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, November 24, 2021. Swimming lessons registration will begin on Wednesday, December 15.
  • Citizens are able to view available programs online by viewing the Winter Activity Guide starting on Friday, November 19.
  • Programs will continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Should further Provincial Health Orders require program changes, the City will follow up directly with those affected through email or telephone.


"Offering recreation programs and events to our citizens is an important way to keep everyone connected and active. I would encourage all members of our community to search out the many recreation opportunities available in Nanaimo. There is something for all ages and all abilities."

City of Nanaimo


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