Recreation Research and Policy Development
Recreation and physical activity publications for Albertan communities, organizations and partners.
Our research informs and enhances sector best practices for numerous communities and stakeholders. The purpose of our research is to help more Albertans lead active lifestyles in their daily lives.
Research and planning tools
Alberta Recreation Survey
Conducted usually every 4 years, the purpose of the survey is to learn what your recreation activities.
Building on the Basics: Recreation in Emergency Response and Recovery
These publications provide municipalities and stakeholders’ tools to include recreation in emergency management and recovery planning.
- Report: Lessons learned about recreation’s role in emergency response and recovery (PDF, 713 KB)
- Resource Guide: Planning for recreation in emergency response and recovery
Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing
The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 aims to improve the wellbeing of all Canadians and our communities, as well as our built and natural environments.
Let’s Get Moving: A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada (Common Vision)
The Common Vision is Canada’s first ever-singular national policy document focusing on physical activity and its relationship to sport, recreation and health. It emphasizes on collective action to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary living in Canada.
- Consultation and Engagement Summary Report and Addendum (PDF, 887 KB)
- Élaboration d’un cadre pancanadien sur l’activité physique (PDF, 990 KB)
To contact the Recreation and Physical Activity Branch:
901, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R7