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The RDCK Recreation team is committed to providing safe and fun experiences for you and your whole family to enjoy. Check out our Program Guides for all your options.


We are currently working to adapt our programs and services to public health measures announced by the BC government and Interior Health Authority. Some programs may be changed, postponed or suspended due to restrictions. There will also be changes for user groups and facility rentals.


As of September 13, proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is required to access some of our recreation programs and services. By October 24, proof of full vaccination will be required. Find out if you are required to show proof of vaccination on our COVID-19 Information page. 


Please continue to follow these guidelines when accessing recreation services:

  • Pre-registration/booking is required for use of all recreation facilities and programs
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Masks are required in all public indoor spaces
  • Respect personal space
  • Follow signage and staff direction

Follow all current guidelines from the authorities, so we can enjoy safe and fun experiences together. Learn more on our COVID-19 Information page.

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 started 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.

Proof of vaccination

  • Present your proof of vaccination and proof of ID before entering a recreation facility, program or event if you are required to do so. Learn more.
  • Follow signage and staff direction to present your proof of vaccination to the designated authority.


  • Masks must be worn at all times in all indoor RDCK public spaces, including all common areas of recreation facilities.

  • Masks are not required when actively engaged in sport or exercise, and masks are not required outdoors.

Respect other people's comfort

  • Be considerate of others. 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.
  • Some programs may be suspended due to current restrictions.
  • Program capacities may be reduced based on the space and type of activity.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 mins before your class.

Entering & exiting our facilities

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

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 soon, so stay tuned for more details.

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

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The content on this page was last updated October 21 2021 at 2:11 PM