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Latest Updates:

May 25,  2021: 

All RDCK indoor high intensity gym adult group fitness

classes are PAUSED.

March 31, 2021: 

Masks are now mandatory when working out indoors in our

Fitness Centres.

Restarting Recreation Programs, Culture Programs and Facilities Safely and Progressively

Our Recreation Team is excited to welcome you back!

Operating in a pandemic environment, we ask that all participants read, understand, follow and respect the important guidelines below for the health and safety of everyone. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this together.

What to expect when registering, attending programs or
visiting our facilities: 

Registering during COVID-19

Spring program registrations start Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:00am online or over the phone: 

COVID-19 Safety Plans & Guidelines

Symptom Screening

  • Stay home if you're sick! Before visiting recreation facilities or attending programs, participants and staff are asked to do a self-check and stay home if experiencing any symptoms. For more information visit this online Self-Assessment Tool.
  • Any participants displaying symptoms will be kindly asked to leave for the collective safety of all participants and staff.

Physical Distancing

  • Larger or outdoor spaces may be used to ensure 2m (6 foot) distancing.
  • Program capacities may be reduced based on the space and type of activity. Please do not arrive more than 5 mins before your class.
  • Activities will be modified to focus on individual play with no contact. Spectators are not permitted at this time. 
  • Facility modifications including increased signage, floor markings and barriers.


  • Masks will be required when entering and moving through all common areas of indoor recreation facilities.
  • Masks are required when excercising at an indoor fitness centres.

Entering & Exiting our Facilities

  • Entrance and egress to our facilities will be controlled for both staff and the public. 

Hand Hygiene

  • Unless notified otherwise, please bring your own hand sanitizer to outdoor programs and facilities.
  • Hand sanitizer or handwashing facilities are available at all indoor and RDCK facilities.
  • Frequent handwashing will be promoted at our facilities, especially in kids programs and camps.
  • Water fountains will not be available, please bring your own water bottle.


  • Cleaning of high use objects i.e. fitness equipment, door handles etc.
  • Increased cleaning frequency.

Our Recreation team is using the current information and guidelines from Provincial agencies to inform our fall and winter recreation program offerings. As COVID-19 is unpredictable, we will continue to be adaptable.

Programs may need to be changed, moved or cancelled as the pandemic and associated measures evolve. Refunds and/or credits will be made available as needed. We ask that you be patient and understanding if changes need to be made throughout the course of the fall and winter.


At this time, change rooms will not be available. Users are expected to arrive in their swimming attire and will be provided with a spot to store their shoes, coats and outerwear.  


Thank you.


Time Based Memberships 

The RDCK is cancelling all time based memberships, backdated to March 17, 2020. You can use your account credit to pay for summer fitness and recreation programming or leave the credit on your account so you can purchase new memberships when our facilities re-open. You can also request a refund (3-4 weeks to process) by emailing your recreation facility.  

Castlegar & District Recreation
Creston & District Recreation
Nelson & District Recreation
Salmo & District Recreation

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