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Latest updates:

June 30, 2021:

Step 3 of BC's Restart plan means changes to mask policy and more at RDCK recreation facilities

June 15, 2021:

RDCK Community Services to move safety into Step 2 of

BC's Restart Plan.

Restarting recreation programs, culture programs and facilities safely and progressively

Our Recreation Team is excited to welcome you back!

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

Fall program registrations start Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:00am online or over the phone: 

  • To register online, click here.
  • To register by phone, please call one of our complexes:

    Castlegar & District Community Complex
    Tel: 250-365-3386

    Creston & District Community Complex
    Tel: 250-428-7127

    Nelson & District Community Complex
    Tel: 250-354-4386

    Salmo & Area G Recreation Department
    Tel: 250-357-0121

    Slocan Valley Recreation
    Tel: 250-226-0008

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 not be permitted to access the facility and will be kindly asked to leave for the collective safety of all participants and staff.

Be respectful of other people's comfort

  • Be considerate of others. Everyone is moving at their own pace. Some people might be more comfortable maintaining physical distance, so please respect other people's space.
  • Larger or outdoor spaces may be used to ensure everyone has enough space to feel comfortable.
  • Program capacities may be reduced based on the space and type of activity. Please do not arrive more than 5 mins before your class.
  • Some activities may still be modified to focus on individual play with no contact.
  • A limited number of spectators are now permitted for many activities. Contact the facility directly to learn more. 


  • Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. 
  • Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask even if they are vaccinated, so please respect other people's choices.

Entering & exiting our facilities

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

Hand hygiene

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


  • Cleaning is a part of each facility's focus on health and safety.

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.


Change rooms are available at some facilities. If you are unsure, contact the facility directly, or arrive in your swimming or exercise attire and you will be provided with a place to store your shoes, coats and outerwear.  


Thank you.


Time-Based Memberships 

Time-based memberships are currently unavailable. We anticipate having memberships available again prior to the fall registration date. They will be available for purchase either in-person by appointment or online if there is an active account.

The RDCK previously cancelled 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

More information

The content on this page was last updated July 22 2021 at 4:43 PM