PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, all recreation facilities are shut down, programs are cancelled and sports fields, playgrounds and other outdoor amenities are closed until further notice. Clients will be contacted as soon as possible regarding refunds. Please follow us on Facebook (cityofnanaimolocalgovernment) for the latest developments.
Children's Recreation Programs
Our Early Years (ages 6 months to 5/6 years) and Children's Programs (ages 5/6+) allow your little one to discover a variety of activities. We have monthly "Play and Learn" programs for the preschooler and a variety of sports, arts, crafts, language and music to choose from for children of all ages. At the City of Nanaimo, we know how important it is to have and establish an active and healthy lifestyle.
Schedules and programs
View our Early Years/Children programs.
Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide.
Active Pass and Stay Active Pass
Children who are enrolled in grade 5 with School District #68 are eligible for an Active Pass. An Active Pass gives students free admission to public swimming, skating and gymnasium programs.To get your Active Pass, please fill our our application form and return it to one of our recreation offices.
To encourage those who participated in the Active Pass program to remain active, we are offering students enrolled through School District #68 and who are in Grade 6 a Stay Active Pass giving participants 12 visits to the pools, arenas or drop-in gymnasium programs. To get your Stay Active Pass, please fill out our application form and return it to one of our recreation offices.
Other children's forms and links
Camp Medical Form - Summer, Winter, Spring Break and Pro-D Camp
(Please note that this form is fillable but not submittable online. You must print this form and bring it with your child to each camp location that you child is participating at.)