Recreation


The Government of Alberta invites all Alberta communities, schools, colleges, universities, community organizations and all Albertans to embrace a more active Alberta.

Explore what a more active Alberta looks like:



Active Albertans Active Albertans improve physical and mental health by integrating physical activity into daily life.
Active Communities Active communities are more creative, inclusive and safe.
Active Outdoors Active outdoors means more Albertans experience our natural environments.
Active EngagementActive engagement helps bring together more diverse groups of Albertans.
Active Coordinated SystemActive coordination involves all levels of government, associations and stakeholders working to one goal.
Active Pursuit of ExcellenceActive pursuit of excellence improves self-esteem, leadership and team skills, and fosters higher academic achievement.

Active Alberta policy

Learn more about the Framework for Recreation in Canada

Building on the Basics: Recreation in Emergency Response and Recovery

The recreation sector has an important role to play in emergency response and recovery. Drawing from the experiences of those who have lived through, and continue to recover from, large scale natural disasters Alberta has faced in recent years, the Building on the Basics project provides municipalities and other recreation stakeholders tools to proactively include recreation in emergency management and recovery planning.

Update on "Let’s Get Moving: A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada (Common Vision)."

In meetings held on July 27-28, 2017, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers acknowledged the importance of a common vision on physical activity for governments, organizations and leaders from across sectors to help ensure all Canadians are active and to reduce sedentary living.

Ministers recognized the work accomplished to date on Canada’s pan-Canadian physical activity framework and asked that work continue with a view to enhance the framework to further reflect Indigenous perspectives. The completed framework will be returned to Ministers for review.

A national consultation process to inform the development of the "Common Vision" document, managed by the Conference Board of Canada, was completed March 31, 2017.

The Conference Board of Canada heard from a broad array of stakeholders including individuals, professionals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations, all levels of government, and other Canadians, representing a variety of sectors and/or disciplines at national, provincial-territorial, regional and/or local levels.

The consultation report and addendum (a more in-depth engagement with rural, remote, and indigenous communities) are being used to inform the development of a pan-Canadian approach to physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Read Consultation and Engagement Summary Report and Addendum. We will provide further updates as the development of the "Common Vision" progresses.

Last reviewed/revised: August 8, 2017
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