What's New with Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

COVID-19 Update

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PARC has 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.

In compliance with the current orders issued by the PHO, proof of vaccination is required for pool activities until further notice. 

If you do not wish to attend during this proof of vaccination period, we are happy to provide you with an account credit or refund for your registration fee. Please email reception to process this request.

Visiting Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre

Patrons born 2016 or earlier (5+) must wear a mask in common and public areas (including hallways, washrooms and change rooms) when not engaged in physical activity.

Proof of vaccination, with government-issued ID if 19 years and older, is required for:

  • All spectators 12 years and older
  • Individuals 12 years and older using the pool – excluding youth swim lessons

Proof of vaccination is not required for:

  • General facility access/use such as washrooms, change rooms, showers, drop off and pick up
  • Childcare and afterschool care programs
  • Outdoor sports or gatherings

Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your visit. Be sure to bring proof of vaccination, government-issued photo ID (if 19 years and older), and a mask.

Continue to follow the latest health guidelines of practicing careful social contact, washing your hands often with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, and staying home if feeling unwell or having any symptoms of illness. Thank you for your cooperation as we keep working together to be safe.

Winter Registration

The Winter recreation guide is released and registration is open, including Winter swimming lessons and pool schedule.

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

Rainbow Road Recreation Centre Master Plan

The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is developing a 20-year master plan for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre Site. The site master plan will inform the phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities based on information and input gathered through public engagement.

Thank you to everyone who participated and completed the public survey. A summary of the results of the survey are now posted and can be viewed here. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to receive notifications for future updates on the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre Master Plan. See more >>

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.

Shower Program

Showers have returned at half price admission. Available for drop-in during lap swim 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. Change rooms and showers will be cleaned in accordance with the CRD Facilities Management COVID-19 Janitorial Guidelines. Physical distancing required.

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