What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

Youth Week Free Swim May 5

Friday, May 5, from 5-8pm join is in celebrating Youth Week. Youth ages 13-18 swim for free during Everyone Welcome/Wibit swim.

Spring/Summer 2023 Registration

The Spring/Summer 2023 recreation guide and registration is open now. The guide includes Spring and Summer swimming lessons, pool schedule, programs and summer camps!

Portlock Park Master Plan

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is developing a 20-year site master plan for Portlock Park. This project was identified as a priority in the 2019 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to recreation facilities and infrastructure development for additional playing fields on Salt Spring Island.

The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitable expansion opportunities. This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities based on input provided from First Nations, key stakeholders, and the public.

The first round of public engagement begins with a public survey open from February 17 – March 6, 2023. The feedback and survey results will then be compiled in a report to be posted online and used as a reference to develop three draft conceptual designs for additional input.

You can view the first public survey online and submit your feedback until March 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Printed copies of the survey are also available for pick up in the Rainbow Recreation Centre lobby and at the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

COVID-19 Information

Proof of vaccination is not required and masks are optional. Please respect people's choices and comfort levels.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CRD Recreation Centres have followed the guidelines and orders set out by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and other governing bodies, including WorkSafeBC, Island Health, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), and the Lifesaving Society.

Register Online For SSIPARC Programs

Online registration is now available to serve you better. Just follow the steps below to log in or create your account to view courses online and to register.

  • Browse Activities
  • Select a Program
  • Create an account or log in to your existing account
  • Select Payment Option and complete your registration.
  • Once registration is complete a receipt and confirmation will be emailed to you.
  • Registration is only confirmed once payment is processed.

Parks and Recreation Guide

The cover of the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation 2023 summer guide.

Salt Spring Island Parks & Trails


To just view Salt Spring Island parks and trails, filter by Regions and click on the checkbox beside Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (SSIPARC)

262 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 2M3
Tel: 250.537.1402