The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) is a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in our province.

Since 1958, the Association has provided leadership and training, fostering the principles of accessibility and inclusiveness, to help its members meet provincial and local health and physical activity priorities.

The BCRPA and its extensive network of members, in the parks, recreation, physical activity and culture sector support the development of healthy individuals and communities and sustainable environments and economies.

BCRPA Strategic Intent

The BCRPA is a recognized leader in building healthy, active individuals and communities.

BCRPA Mission

The BCRPA is committed to leading the parks, recreation and culture sector in building and sustaining healthy active communities, including fostering economic and environmental sustainability. We inspire and support community leaders and practitioners through advocacy, communication, education, and resources.

Read the BCRPA 2014 - 2016 Strategic Plan (3.9MB pdf)

Read the BCRPA Constitution & Bylaws (47KB pdf)


The BCRPA is looking to capitalize on its past successes to lay the foundations for a promising future. We know our original structure needs to reflect who we have become and position us to achieve new heights as we continue on the way forward.

Read the BCRPA Personal Information Protection Policy  (24KB pdf)