COVID-19 Update: Leisure Access Program
New applications continue to be accepted and reviewed for the Leisure Access Program (LAP) and Ride Transit Program.

Applicants are asked to submit completed applications via Canada Post to:

Leisure Access Program 
PO Box 2359
Edmonton AB, T5J 2R7

The Leisure Access Program (LAP) allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.

All applicants will automatically be considered for the Ride Transit Program.

There are exciting new opportunities for applicants to our programs. Those who fall under the Low Income Thresholds may be eligible for a 2-year approval term. Those who apply using AISH documentation may be eligible for a 5-year approval term. See the Who Qualifies section for more information. 

Those eligible for a retroactive extension to their membership will be contacted via mail prior to the end of their current approval term. 

What is Included?

Annual Program

The LAP Annual program term length is determined by the qualifying documentation used when applying. There is a $5 fee to replace lost membership cards. The LAP Annual program includes:

  • Unlimited, free admission to participating facilities
  • 75% discount for Adults/Seniors for registered programs (3 per year)*
  • 75% discount for each Child for registered programs (4 per year)*
  • Access to the drop-in Child Minding service at Clareview, Commonwealth, Kinsmen, The Meadows, and Terwillegar recreation centres
  • Access to 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range
  • One Free Youth in Action course registration per approved youth
  • Access to drop-in Shinny and Member Skate
  • The Waste Services Reuse Centre (6835 83 St NW) reopened in January, and to celebrate their 15th anniversary they have removed all fees for 2022. This circular economy resource accepts over 200 unique household items from residents and makes them available to organizations and individuals for reuse

Note: Access to rental discounts and the Terwillegar Club Membership (and its amenities) are not included in the annual program.

*1 round of golf is considered 1 registered program. Tee times must be booked in advance.

*One Reuse Centre workshop is considered 1 registered program.

*No discounts on trainer programs: Fitness Consultations, Fitness Appraisals, Personal or Small Group Training and Nutritional Consultations. Discounts can be applied to regular instructor-led registered programs.

Monthly Pass

Monthly pass holders are entitled to:

  • Discounted monthly admission to participating facilities

    • Individual: $20/month 
    • Family: $70/month
  • Access to the drop-in Child Minding service at Clareview, Commonwealth, Kinsmen, The Meadows, and Terwillegar recreation centres
  • Access to drop-in Shinny and Member Skate

Note: Registered program discounts (including golf) and the 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range are not included in the monthly pass. 

Participating Facilities

Recreation Centres

ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
2909 113 Avenue

Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
8648 81 Street

Clareview Community Recreation Centre
3804 139 Ave

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
11000 Stadium Road

Confederation Leisure Centre
11204 43 Avenue

Eastglen Leisure Centre
11410 68 Street

Grand Trunk Leisure Centre
13025 112 Street

Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre
10535 65 Street

Jasper Place Leisure Centre
9200 163 Street

Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill

Londonderry Leisure Centre
14528 66 Street

Mill Woods Recreation Centre
7207 28 Avenue

O'Leary Leisure Centre
8804 132 Avenue

Peter Hemingway Recreation Centre
13808 111 Avenue

Scona Pool
10450 72 Avenue

St. Francis Xavier
9240 163 Street

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
2704 17 Street

Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Road

Outdoor Pools

Borden Park Outdoor Pool
11200 74 Street

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool
10515 158 Street

Oliver Outdoor Pool
10315 158 Street

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool
9555 84 Avenue

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool
8900 106 Street

Golf Courses

Riverside Golf Course
8630 Rowland Road

Rundle Golf Course
2902 118 Avenue

Victoria Golf Course
12130 River Road

Attractions

City Arts Centre
10934 84 Avenue

City Archives / Prince of Wales Armouries
10440 108 Avenue

Edmonton Valley Zoo
13315 Buenavista Road

Fort Edmonton Park
Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive

John Janzen Nature Centre
7000 143 Street

John Walter Museum
10661 91A Avenue

Muttart Conservatory
9626 96A Street

Indoor Ice Arenas

Bill Hunter Arena
9200 163 Street

Callingwood Arena
17740 69 Avenue

Castledowns Arena
11520 153 Avenue

Clareview Arena
3804 139 Avenue

Confederation Arena
11204 43 Avenue

Crestwood Arena
9940 147 Street

Donnan Arena
9105 80 Avenue

George S Hughs Southside Arena
10525 72 Avenue

Glengarry Arena
13340 85 Street

Kenilworth Arena
8311 68A Street

Kinsmen Twin Arenas
1979 111 Street

Londonderry Arena
14520 66 Street

Michael Cameron Arena
10404 56 Street

Mill Woods Arena
7207 28 Avenue

Oliver Arena
10335 119 Street

Russ Barnes Arena
6725 121 Avenue

The Meadows Arena
2704 17 Street

Tipton Arena
10828 80 Avenue

Westwood Arena
12040 97 Street

Other Facilities

Reuse Centre
6835 83 Street

Qualification

The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce an expanded Leisure Access Program that is more accessible for more low-income Edmontonians. If you didn’t qualify before because you were over the previous income threshold, then you might qualify today. 

Who Qualifies?

1-Year Term

You may qualify for an Annual Term (1 Year) if you are an Edmonton resident and one of the following applies:

  • You are a recipient of Government of Alberta Income Support, Learner's Income Support, or Foundational Learning Assistance
  • You are a new Permanent Resident or a Refugee (To qualify, you must have been in Canada less than one year and are not yet eligible to file a tax return)
  • You receive the Canada Pension Plan - Disability Benefit (Only the CPP-Disability benefit can be used to qualify for LAP.)
  • You are a child under government care
  • You are a Ukrainian national who arrived in Canada on or after February 24, 2022.
  • Your 2021 combined household income is equal to or below the amounts* listed below:
2021 Low Income Thresholds** 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons
LAP Annual Program
$35 Ride Transit Pass - 1 Year Term
<$30,265 <$37,679 <$46,322 <$56,241 <$63,788 <$71,941 <$80,095

2-Year Term

You may qualify for a 2-year term if you are an Edmonton resident and the following applies:

  • Your 2021 combined household income is equal to or below the amounts* listed below:
2021 Low Income Thresholds** 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons
LAP Program
$35 Ride Transit Pass - 2 Year Term
<$27,541 <$34,254 <$42,111 <$51,128 <$57,989 <$65,401 <$72,814

5-Year Term 

You may qualify for a 5-year term if you are an Edmonton resident and the following applies:

  • You are an AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) recipient
    • Note: Eligible dependants aged 14 or older will qualify for 1-4 years, expiring on/after the youth turns 18 years.

Monthly

You may qualify for an Annual LAP Monthly approval if you are an Edmonton resident and the following applies:

  • Your 2021 combined household income is equal to or below the amounts* listed below:
2021 Low Income Thresholds** 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons
LAP Monthly & Ride Transit LITE $50 $30,266- $34,393 $37,680- $42,818 $46,323-
$52,639
$56,242-
$63,910
$63,789-
$72,486
$71,942-
$81,751
$80,096-
$91,018

*Income threshold amounts are subject to change based on Canada Revenue Agency low-income cut off numbers.

**Eligible households are considered yourself, your partner/spouse and dependent children 17 years of age or younger (dependents who are over the age of 17 will need to submit a separate application form with their own income and address verification documents).

To calculate total household income, add the total incomes (Line 15000) of you and your partner/spouse’s (if applicable) 2021 Notice(s) of Assessment (NOA). You are eligible if your total household income is equal to or less than the amount shown above with the number of eligible household numbers.

Who Does Not Qualify?
  • Those who live outside of the City of Edmonton
  • Those who have a household income higher than the range shown above for the LAP Monthly Pass
  • Full-time students at the University of Alberta, NAIT or MacEwan University without children
  • Those who hold a temporary residence visa/permit in Canada (Visitors Visa, Work Permit, Study Permit)  and are not able to submit a Notice of Assessment or a Permanent Resident/Refugee document. 

Any appeals to declined applications must be received within 90 days of the date stated on the decline letter. 

How to Apply

Prepare Your Application

  1. Print the Leisure Access and Ride Transit Programs Application Form
    • The form is also available by calling 311 to have one mailed to you
  2. Gather all the verification documents. For a detailed list of what is accepted, please check Leisure Access & Ride Transit Program Application Information.

    For Ukrainian nationals who have arrived in Canada on or after February 24, 2022, please use CUAET - Leisure Access & Ride Transit Program Application Form
    CUAET Leisure Access & Ride Transit Program - Application Form
    • Required Income Verification, such as:
      • 2021 Notice of Assessment (NOA)
      • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Paper Health Benefits Statement (found on the monthly Direct Deposit statement) dated within the last 3 months
      • 2021 Canada Pension Plan T4A(P) form showing credits for the Disability Benefit
      • Income Support Health Benefits Card - MUST include budget information (found on the monthly Direct Deposit statement) dated within the last 3 months
      • Learner’s Income Support or Foundational Learning Assistance Funding Decision Letter
      • Confirmation of Permanent Residency Documentation (sometimes referred to as Landing Papers, all entry dates must be less than 1 year from application date)
      • Refugee Protection Claimant Document (issue date of document must be less than 1 year from the application date) 
      • Delegation of Powers Document (Children under government care)
      • CUAET Visitor Record, CUAET Work Permit, Counterfoil Visa, Ukrainian Passport and Foil-less Visa, or Ukrainian Passport and Canadian Entry Stamp on or after February 24, 2022
    • Eligible Dependant Verification (if applicable), such as most recent CCB/ACB/GST notice
  3. Individuals under government care or custodial care should also submit both of the following documents:

If your application does not include the required verification information, it will be returned to you by mail for resubmission. 

Submit an Application

Mail or Submit your completed application form: 

Mailing Address

Leisure Access Program
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

In-Person Drop-Off

  • A City of Edmonton Recreation Centre or Attraction that is currently open - visit edmonton.ca/reccentres for list of open facilities and hours of operation.
  • Edmonton Service Centre - Mail Drop Off, Edmonton Tower, 2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW. Monday - Friday; 8am-4:30pm; Closed Holidays.

We do not accept emailed or faxed applications.

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