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The Alberta Government contributes to recreation, active living and sport directly, and through partnerships with the federal government, Alberta's municipalities, First Nation and Métis communities, post-secondary institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

The Recreation and Physical Activity Division of Tourism, Parks and Recreation leads the policy and strategic work for recreation, active living and sport. The Division also provides direct services and support to the Recreation and Active Living sectors.

The Alberta Sport Connection provides program services and support to the sport sector throughout Alberta.

Recreation and Physical Activity Services

Active Alberta Resources

Helping Albertans to lead active, healthy lives that includes physical activity.

Recreation and Active Living Organizations

Recreation Trails

Working with stakeholders to support recreation trail management, operation and use.

Alberta Recreation Survey

Surveying Albertans' recreation participation patterns every four years.

Sport Plan

On August 27, 2013 the Honorable Minister Starke launched an extensive public and stakeholder consultation to determine priorities for sport in the province for the next 10 years. Learn more about the Alberta Sport Plan

Recreation Policy Links

The work of the Recreation and Physical Activity Division is done in alignment with several provincial and national policy documents and statements referenced in this section.

Alberta Sport Connection

The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit Crown Corporation, legislated in 1994, is now operating as Alberta Sport Connection.

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by encouraging active lifestyles, promoting athletic excellence and multi-sport games, partnering with and funding community initiatives.












Last reviewed/revised: April 3, 2014