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

Update on pan-Canadian Physical Activity Framework

As you may be aware, in 2015, federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation in Canada (FPT SPAR) requested the development of a pan-Canadian physical activity framework. Development is underway and a title has been chosen: Let’s Get Moving: A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada (Common Vision). The Recreation and Physical Activity Division is the lead Alberta department in this initiative. The Common Vision is being drafted for consideration by FPT SPAR Ministers at the end of July, 2017.

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.

We would like to thank all those organizations and individuals who provided input during the consultation process. Read Consultation and Engagement Summary Report and Addendum. Hopefully these reports can be useful in informing your work.

Last reviewed/revised: May 26, 2017
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