Research informs and enhances sector best practices for numerous communities and stakeholders, encouraging more Albertans to 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.

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.

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

Additional publications


To contact the Recreation and Physical Activity Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6459
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-5140
Email: [email protected]

Commerce Place
6th Floor, 10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8