Activity Guide

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.

The Fall and Winter Activity Guide is available for viewing by clicking on the links below. Pick up your own copy at our recreation centres, City Hall and the libraries starting on Friday, August 18.

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

  • Summer, Winter and Pro-D Break 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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Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide:

How to Register for a Program in the Activity Guide

  • Online: Visit our iReg 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 adpackage for ad sizes, prices and booking deadlines.

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.

Last updated: August 22, 2017

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