What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

Facility Closure

To support community health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has directed staff to close the recreation facility at 5pm today, March 17th. All PARC Recreation programs and services will cease until further notice with the exception of Spring Break Camps which will remain in operation until 5pm, Friday, March 20th, 2020, pending additional direction from the Province. However, we encourage parents to make other child care arrangements and expect that day camps could close at any time.

Please note that PARC will not accept any new registrations for spring break camps. We recognize many families and individuals rely on our recreation programs and services, and we ask for your patience while we continue to determine next steps as more information is made available. Credits will be issued for programs and activities affected by the closure. CRD staff will automatically apply the appropriate credit to your account. There is no need to contact us to cancel. Membership passes will be extended. We are committed to keeping you updated as this situation evolves. For more information about the CRD’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/covid

Annual Pool Maintenance Closure March 30-April 19

The Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre will be closing for our 3 week annual maintenance on March 30. The Reception desk will remain open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm for inquires and registrations. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on April 20.

Fees and Charges Update

Please note as of September 3, 2019 admission rates for the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre will be changing. Our family rate has been slightly reduced and our youth admission rate has slightly increased. Tots four years and under are free.

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

Planning has now begun to replace the playground at Centennial Park. The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has adopted a 20 year Master Plan to prioritize infrastructure investments for Centennial Park. With site assessments and central drainage complete planning can begin to replace the playground. 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 log in or create your account to view courses online and to register.

  • Browse Activities
  • Select 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.

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