Activity Guide



Due to Covid-19, we do not have an up-to-date Activity Guide, and we will not be producing a Fall and Winter edition. We will be providing up-to-date information through Facebook events, as well as on our website on three page on our website:

Arena Fall 2020 Programs

Pool Fall 2020 Programs

Community Recreation Fall 2020 Programs


We are still determining what programs we can run, where we can run them and how we will run some of our programs taking into consideration the protocols and safety measures during this pandemic to keep everyone safe and healthy. As programs are confirmed, they will be added to the pages above and on our Facebook Events Page. If you are a Facebook user, please consider clicking the "Interested" button to ensure you get the latest additions and changes.

Registration for fall programs (September to December) will begin on Wednesday, August 26. More details on the availability of in-person registration will be forthcoming. In the meantime, our online and telephone registration options will remain the same.


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

Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide:

How to Register for a Program in the Activity Guide

  • 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, Bowen Park, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre and Nanaimo Ice Centre. Please phone 250-756-5200 to confirm hours.
  • 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: August 7, 2020

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