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Leisure Access Program

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide application status updates. You will receive an email if your application is complete, incomplete, or does not qualify.

If you have not heard from us after 4 weeks, email

Lifeguard and swim instructor certification and development programs are now included in the Leisure Access Program (LAP). 

Learn more about becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor

The Leisure Access Program (LAP) provides City of Vancouver residents with low-income with free and reduced cost programs and services at Park Board facilities.

Upon qualifying, a Leisure Access account is loaded on a OneCard for reduced cost access to Park Board pools, rinks, and participating fitness and community centres  (210 KB).

How to apply

Family in the Leisure Access Program is defined as:

  • One or two adult(s), legally married or common-law partners, and their legal dependents aged 17 and under. 
  • Grandparents and/or dependants aged 18 or older complete a separate Leisure Access application.

Free and reduced cost programs and services

Who can't apply

Leisure Access isn't available to:

  • Immigrants classified as investors or entrepreneurs
  • Individuals or families with a combined:
    • Interest and other investment income (Line 12100) over $1,000
    • Net Rental Income (Line 12600) over $2000
    • Capital Gains (Line 12700) over $2,000
  • Non-residents of the City of Vancouver
  • UBC and the University Endowment lands are not in the City of Vancouver

 The terms and conditions of the Leisure Access Program are subject to change. 

Privacy policy

We uphold and enforce the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to ensure any and all personal information is secured and only shared for the purpose it was provided, in accordance with the law. This means:

  • We don't disclose personal information.
  • We ask for the immigration status of permanent residents and refugees in the LAP self-referred application only to determine eligibility.

Contact us

Get a replacement card

Report your lost or stolen OneCard with the Agency Pass to the Leisure Access Office at

Replacement Agency Passes cost $5 while they're valid.


Use a system-wide card that gives you access to Park Board pools, rinks, fitness centres, and more.


Get 1, 3, or 12-month access to Park Board and participating association fitness centres, swimming pools, and ice rinks.

Register for recreational lessons and classes

Register for recreation and leisure programs, classes, and lessons offered at our recreation facilities.