Recreation Credit Program

Sign up and join in–opportunities to enjoy a healthy and active life in Burnaby

Burnaby’s Recreation Credit program supports Burnaby residents in financial need. Qualifying applicants will receive a credit in our registration system that can be used at any Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Culture facility for registered programs.

Do you qualify?

To qualify you must live in Burnaby and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or government or privately sponsored refugee.
  • You meet the low income criteria outlined on the application form below.
  • You receive government income assistance.
  • You are a Canadian Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) applicant. 

The Recreation Credit application forms below provide more detail and list the supporting documents you'll need to include with your application. Completed applications are reviewed and approved by agencies listed on the forms.

For applicants who qualify as low income or who receive government income assistance, use the form below:

For Canadian Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) or privately sponsored refugees, use the form below: 

Getting started - using your Recreation Credit

Once your application is approved, you'll receive a confirmation letter with your Recreation Credit information.

Please note: The Recreation Credit Program is meant to help towards the cost of some of your recreation activities. You are responsible for any costs not covered by your Recreation Credit.

Programs you can register for

View eligible programs and activities you can pay for using your Recreation Credits.

Please note: There are a few programs that aren't eligible for Recreation Credit use–golf, private lessons, birthday parties and drop-ins.

You can use your Recreation Credit online when enrolling in an activity or purchasing a membership. Once signed into your online WebReg account, at the bottom of Payment and Order Management, select Financial Assistance Programs List to view your credit balance and expiry date. After selecting an activity and participant, the Apply Recreation Credit to this registration check box automatically applies to the balance owing or uncheck the box if you do not wish to use Recreation Credit. If the cost of registration isn’t fully covered, you’ll be prompted to pay the balance with a credit card. 

What happens when it expires?

You can apply for and receive the Recreation Credit once a year–and it's valid for a year. Any unused credit will be removed from your account when it expires.

Please note: The Recreation Credit has no cash value; refunds on purchases using the Recreation Credit will be returned to your Recreation Credit account.

Have questions?

If you have questions about the Recreation Credit Program or you want to confirm the start or expiry date of your credit, call our helpful program staff.

Phone: 604-320-2227
Email: [email protected]

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