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Summer recreation programs & registration

There's a new way to explore recreation and cultural programs this season. Instead of flipping through the online Activity & Program Guide, explore your favourite programs online and filter by age, program type, location, date and more.

You can still register in your preferred way starting June 4: online, by phone or in-person at Parkinson Recreation Centre. Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions below or watch our how-to video.

EXPLORE SUMMER PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES NOW  

Summer 2024 registration dates:

  • General programs: June 4 at 7 a.m.
  • Adult sports & leagues: June 5 at 7 a.m.
  • Aquatics programs: June 6 at 7 a.m.
  • Adaptive programs: June 7 at 10 a.m.

Have feedback about the new browsing experience? We want to hear from you! Email us at recreation@kelowna.ca.

Summer Camps - register now!

Keep the kids busy and having fun this summer at one of our camps! Full, half and partial day camps are available throughout July and August for children ages 3-14 at various locations around Kelowna.

View our 2024 Summer Camps Guide and click on the course ID (5-digit number) to register.

VIEW THE SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE

REGISTER ONLINE

Ways to register:

1. Register online at rec.kelowna.ca
2. Register by phone at 250-469-8800
3. Register in person at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way)

Frequently Asked Questions
What is different about the new way of exploring versus the online Activity Guide?

The online Activity Guide was a magazine-type publication with flipping pages that linked to our registration system. While it was a good tool at one time, we heard from customers that it was difficult to use and not user-friendly.

Now, you can easily browse through all our program offerings for the season using filtering options for age, location, program type and more. Once you’ve found the program that you’re looking for, you will be directed to our registration system, or you can call 250-469-8800 to register by phone.

Why is there no online Activity Guide anymore?

The City of Kelowna’s Intelligent City Strategy is to find ways to improve the lives of residents through access to online services, technological innovation and collaborative problem-solving, creating local solutions to local problems.

We heard from both staff and the public that finding and registering for programs was a challenge and our staff sought out to find a tool that is easy to use, and simpler than a magazine-type guide. You can now easily find the programs you’re looking for as well as explore other new activities.

Will there ever be a printed (hard copy) guide again?

No. Unfortunately, printing the Activity Guide was not only an expensive initiative, but we also recycled hundreds of guides per season, even after reducing our print numbers. Our new way to explore will not only improve your customer experience, but also aligns with Kelowna’s Intelligent City Strategy.

 

How do I register for programs?

Registration hasn’t changed! Residents can still register for programs in their preferred way: online, by phone at 250-469-8800 or in-person at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way).

 

I need help finding a course. What should I do?

Please call 250-469-8800 to speak to a recreation clerk. You can also send an email to recreation@kelowna.ca if you have any questions, feedback or concerns.

 

I have feedback about the new experience. Who should I talk to?

We want to hear from you! If you have any feedback, please call 250-469-8800 to speak with a recreation clerk or send us an email at recreation@kelowna.ca.

 

Which level of swim lesson should I register my child in?

If you’re unsure of the correct swim lesson for your child, please see the progression chart or call 250-469-8800.