What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

COVID-19 Update

With the recent updates from the Provincial Health Office, we have implemented the following:

  • Masks are required in all public spaces including hallways, walkways, lobbies and change rooms
  • Other fitness/group activities indoors are still permitted with reduced capacity and updated safety protocols. Other outdoor activities continue
  • Spectators are not permitted unless providing care to a participant
  • Social gatherings (inside or outside) of any size are not permitted regardless of social bubbles

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Be safe, be kind, be calm.

Reservations open online Friday at 3pm for the following week.

Please view our COVID-19 Safety Plans for Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre (RRAC).

For more information about the CRD’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/covid

Swimming with Colder Weather

As colder weather is here, if arriving by car, feel free to stay warm and dry in your vehicle while waiting for your reserved activity to begin. Our staff will let you in and be available check you in at your registered time. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your sessions start time, just pop in to reception to let us know you are here!

Winter Programs & Pool Schedule

Winter Programs will be released and open for registration on Dec. 9th, including augmented Swimming Lessons and the Winter Pool Schedule.

Recreation centre staff are working diligently to revise our programs and services to follow provincial health guidelines. Your health and safety will always be a priority.

Showers Program

Showers have returned at a cost of $2.00. Hours of operation are 8am - 12pm Tuesday and Thursday, closed on Statutory Holidays. Patrons will be served one at a time on a first come basis and assigned a time slot and shower space. Change rooms and showers will be cleaned in accordance with the CRD Facilities Management COVID-19 Janitorial Guidelines. Physical distancing required.

Facility Update

Outdoor tennis courts, multi-sport courts, bike park, and skate park are open on Salt Spring Island.

Signage will be posted reminding users to observe health and safety precautions and follow best practices for physical distancing. These measures will help to ensure a safe outdoor recreation space for all. Users are expected to continue to adhere to public health guidelines and include:

  • Do not use the tennis/basketball courts or bike/skate park if you are unwell
  • Stay home if you have traveled in the past 14 days or if someone in your household is sick
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer to use prior to play and after touching shared surfaces
  • Do not share equipment
  • Keep a 2 metre distance at all times

Additions specifically for tennis courts:

  • Queue outside the courts and maintain 2 metres distance when courts are in use
  • Limit play to singles, or doubles play with partners from the same household
  • Clearly mark your ball and refrain from picking up others' tennis balls
  • Casual play only; no lessons

Please note that outdoor tennis courts may be booked online or over the phone for priority use. Drop-in use is available at no cost, but users may be “bumped” if the court has been booked.

2019-2029 Strategic Plan

Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has released the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation 2019-2029 Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines strategies, actions and priorities that guide opportunities for parks and recreation, seek community and stakeholder input and explore the long-term program and facility needs for the community. Read more >>

Centennial Park Playground Replacement

The new playground at Centennial Park is now complete. The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has adopted a 20 year Master Plan to prioritize infrastructure investments for Centennial Park. This much needed replacement project was made possible thanks in part to a $100,000 donation from the Salt Spring Island Lions Club.

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.

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Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (SSIPARC)

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