What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

PARC Summer Camp Activity Schedules

Activity schedules are put together for most in-house-staffed camps. For the best experience and a smooth day, please review plans with your child and send them prepared with all that's needed to fully participate. Please keep in mind activities are subject to change.

Swim the Gulf Islands

Starting Tuesday June 1st. Here is how to get involved:

Step 1. Let reception know you'd like to participate and they will add you to our team binder.
Step 2. After every swim or class (Aquafit counts too), notify reception of your exact number of lengths or minutes of activity completed
Step 3. Watch your progress over the month! The community's total progress will be reflected on the map.

Heron’s Nest Preschool

Registration for the 2021/2022 September to June season of our recreation based licensed preschool is now open! For detailed program information or to request a registration package please contact 250.537.1402 or email us.

Spring/Summer Registration

The Spring/Summer recreation guide will be released and open for registration on April 7th, including Summer camps, augmented swimming lessons and pool schedule.

Our programs and services to follow provincial health guidelines. Your health and safety will always be a priority.

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 have been suspended. Aquafit can 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  

Shower 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

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.

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

Spring-Summer 2021

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