What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation 

Winter 2023 Registration

The Winter 2023 recreation guide and registration will open December 7. The guide will include Friday and Saturday lessons, pool schedule, and programs starting in 2023.

Rainbow Road Recreation Centre Master Plan

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is excited to announce that we have developed the final plan and the final report for the Rainbow Recreation Centre Site Master Plan. 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 indoor recreation facilities for residents and visitors.

The master plan assesses current and future capacity needs and identifies suitable expansion opportunities. This plan will also inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities.

The final plan has been developed by compiling the feedback from over eight months of community consultations. As a participant in the process, your input has been very important to us.

We invite you to view the final master plan and final report online.

We thank you for your involvement in the process!

Salt Spring Island Community Parks Acquisition

The Capital Regional District Board has agreed to purchase, in partnership with Salt Spring Solutions Society and a community collective of stakeholders, 75 acres of land and a Statutory Right of Way on Mount Maxwell for community park purposes, subject to community fundraising. More info 

Heron’s Nest Playschool

2022/2023 September to June season of our recreation based playschool is now open! For detailed program information or to request a registration package please contact 250.537.1402 or email us.

Shower Program

Showers have returned at half price admission. Available for drop-in during lap swim and everyone welcome times (not available during other swims or programs), closed on Statutory Holidays. Patrons will be served one at a time on a first come basis and shower space.

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


Salt Spring Island Parks & Trails


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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