Activity Guide

Overview

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to Covid-19, we are not producing our usual Fall and Winter Activity Guide. To find out what we are offering, please use one of the following tools:

Please note that program information is changing on a regular basis, so check back for updates often.

Registration for fall programs is now underway. There are three ways to register:

  • Online
  • Telephone: call 250-756-5200
  • In Person: Bowen Park (starting Sep 10), Nanaimo Aquatic Centre (starting Sep 10) and Oliver Woods Community Centre (starting Sep 9)
 

The City of Nanaimo produces two Activity Guides per year. Our Spring and Summer edition comes out at the end of February, while our Fall and Winter edition is available in mid August.

Each Activity Guide features quality recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities in the following areas:

  • Summer, Winter, Spring Break and Pro-D Camps
  • Swimming and Skating Lessons
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Music
  • First Aid
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Sports and Outdoors
  • Wellness
  • Public Swimming, Skating, Weight Rooms, Gymnasium Sports
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How to Register for a Program

  • Online: Visit our Recreation Nanaimo website webpage where you can register from the comfort of your home. Available 24/7 with a valid credit card. Please call us at 250-756-5200 first to be setup as a client in our system.
  • In Person: Visit Beban Park at the Frank Crane Arena Ticket Office open Monday to Friday, 9 am-4 pm.
  • By Phone: Call 250-756-5200. During peak registration times, we may need to take your name and phone number and then call you back in the order calls are received.

Advertising in the Activity Guide

We offer competitive adverting rates for both non profit organizations and local businesses. Check out our Activity Guide Advertising Package that has information on ad sizes, prices and booking deadlines.

Submitting a Program for the Activity Guide

Do you have a special skills or talent and like to teach? Parks and Recreation is always looking for new creative course ideas. If you have an idea that would make a good class for the community, let us know by filling out and submitting our program proposal form.

LEAP (Leisure Economic Access Policy)

The LEAP program provides access to the City of Nanaimo recreation facilities for families in financial need that are living in the City of Nanaimo, Town of Lantzville and the surrounding area, including Electoral Areas A (Cranberry, Cedar, South Wellington, B (Gabriola Island) and C (Extension, East Wellington).

Eligible LEAP cardholders are entitled to 50 percent course fee discounts (to a maximum of $40) for four courses per year. In addition, participants will be issued a Swim/Skate/Gym Pass for 50 free admissions throughout the year. Find out if you qualify and find the application form below.

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Last updated: September 21, 2020

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