Recreation

Recreation in the City of Victoria is offered on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People. 

Helping You Stay Active 

Recreation services are essential to active, healthy and connected communities, and they contribute enormously to the vibrancy and resiliency of our city. The ability to engage in recreation and physical activity protects and supports our physical, mental and emotional health.

Recreation staff are currently focusing on creating opportunities for the community at outdoor recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, sports fields and Royal Athletic Park, and preparing for the reopening of the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre in early 2021.  

Read the Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Recovery Plan for more information about how we’re keeping you and our staff safe. Facilities and services listed under Level 1 and Level 2 of the plan are currently operating. 

For updates regarding programs, services, and facility operations, please visit this page regularly.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

The Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will be reopening in early 2021. Staff are using time during the pool closure to complete repairs to the air handling system. This work was originally scheduled to take place in 2021. However, preliminary testing identified the need to do repairs sooner, and the work is nearly complete. 

We’ll have more information soon about what to expect and how to book your visit.

Membership / Passes

If you have any questions about annual passes, including regional passes or the L.I.F.E. program, please email crystalpool@victoria.ca.

 

Royal Athletic Park 

Drop-in community access and disc golf will resume at Royal Athletic Park in January. Come get active and enjoy this large grass field in the heart of Victoria.

Check back soon for information on days and times.

Personal Training

Our knowledgeable, positive and energetic trainers will work with you to design a custom program to help you reach your fitness goals.

Please contact lpetrie@victoria.ca or 250.361.0732 to register. Sessions will take place in the newly created Fitness 5 indoor training studio at Royal Athletic Park.

Reception Services

Recreation reception staff are available by phone to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you require in-person reception services, call ahead to 250.361.0732 to arrange a time. 

 

Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

We are working with our operating partner on a plan to safely re-open this facility. Check back here for updates. 

 

Field and Court Permits Now Available 

Field and court permits are available for local sport organizations. Here’s what we need if you’re interested in booking: 

  1. Fill out this form
  1. Attach your Provincial Sport Organization Return to Sport Plan 
  1. Attach your COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan 
  1. Send your forms to parkspermits@victoria.ca   

For questions or assistance, contact us at 250.361.0361 or parkspermits@victoria.ca.  

 

How to Reach Us

Email: crystalpool@victoria.ca   

Phone: 250.361.0732

 

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