Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass

Please note: this program has now concluded for 2023. Please check back for updates on future offerings.

The new Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass is a highly discounted pass for kids and youth in Kelowna to get active and stay connected with access to both local transit and Parkinson Recreation Centre throughout July and August.  The pass is available for kids in our community ages 18 and under.

The Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass was offered with financial support from the Sedin Family Foundation to help promote barrier-free access to activities for kids.

Weekly schedule of activities

Schedule is updated weekly and is subject to change at any time. Please call 250-469-8800 for inquiries.

Disclaimer: As these activities are unsupervised, children under 7 years of age need to be accompanied by adult supervision (16 or older). Supervision is free, adult participation for the age category under 13 is a $2 drop-in fee.

Frequently asked questions
What type of access is included in the pass?

The Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass includes:

  • Unlimited rides on BC Transit buses, anywhere within the Kelowna Regional Transit System
  • Unlimited access to Parkinson Recreation Centre including:
    • Drop-in activities
    • Swimming at the pool
    • Gym activities like basketball
    • Casual facility activities like table tennis and foosball
    • Fitness and weight room access (ages 13+)

Passes were active from June 30 until September 4, 2023.

How old does my child need to be to access the pool and/or fitness centre?

All ages are welcome in the pool, but children under 7 years of age need to always have a parent or caregiver 16 years or older within arm's reach. The fitness centre is open to everyone ages 13 and up.

Is the pass for Kelowna residents only?

Anyone ages 0-18 can purchase a pass, regardless of where you live. Please note that proof of age must be presented at the time of purchase.

When are the passes available for purchase?

Passes were available for purchase from June 19 until August 7, 2023. Passes were valid from June 30 until September 4, 2023.

Is the pass refundable?

Sorry, passes are not eligible for refund.

What if my child already has a PRC membership?

Memberships can be put on hold for the summer so families can take advantage of the Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass pricing and bus pass. Please call 250-469-8800 to speak to a recreation clerk.

Where can I purchase the pass?

The pass can only be purchased in-person at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) as the pass holder must have their photo taken on-site and receive a physical pass. Please note that identification is required to be shown for children aged 13 and up at time of purchase, including school ID or driver’s license.

Does my child need to be present at the time of purchase?

Yes, the pass holder will need to have their photo taken for their pass at the time of purchase.

Are passes available through BC Transit?

Not at this time. The Rec & Ride Summer Youth Pass is only available for purchase at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way).

Can I get my card replaced if I lose or damage it?

Yes, replacement cards are $5 and can be purchased at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way).

Why are there two different prices?

The fee structure is different because children 12 and under already ride the bus for free. Youth ages 13-18 pay a youth fee with BC Transit. Youth 13 years and older also have additional access to the Fitness Centre at Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Both fees are still offered at a significant discount to help lower financial barriers for kids and families in visiting our facility over the summer. Parkinson Recreation Centre has everything you need to have a fun, quality time with family for friends during the summer break.