Programs & Registration

Township of Esquimalt Recreation facilities have some adjusted openings. Playgrounds are open with posted safety reminders. For related program and facility updates, please see our dedicated facility update page:

COVID-19 Facility, Park & Playground Updates

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Updated registration information due to COVID-19

  • In-person registration is not currently available. Please use the online registration system or call 250.412.8500. Phones are currently being answered 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Esquimalt Recreation Reception is closed on Sundays.

Registration Dates

ProgramsPeriod/ DescriptionRegistration Opens/Notes
2020/2021 Out of School Care

Waitlist. Details here

Details here

Weight Room ReservationsOngoingBook up to 14 days in advance

2020/2021  Preschool School-Year Program Registration

Open. Details here 
Fitness ClassesOngoingSelect classes available. Book up to 14 days in advance
Drop-in Sports ReservationNot availablePlease check back
Drop-in Social Program ReservationOpenLimited offerings 
Drop-in Preschool Program ReservationNot availablePlease check back
Community Recreation Programs, including art classes, sports, etc. (excluding fitness)Open 
Ice ProgramsOpenDetails here.
Aquatics ProgramsFind details hereSoft-reopening September 15. Reg opens Sept 8.

How to Register

  • View program availability & register online - NOTE: Please register in person to redeem any LIFE discounts on programs; LIFE discounts cannot be redeemed through online registration.  Where programs are not listed in the online catalogue, please call to 250.412.8500 to register. Online registration is not yet available for private swim lessons or personal training.
  • Register by phone (250-412-8500) 5:30am-10:30pm. Payment options: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX.
  • Register in person at Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street, 5:30am-10:30pm. Payment Options: Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX


  1. Full refunds & credits are permitted up to three working days prior to the start of most programs.  1-week's notice needed to receive a full refund on Summer Camps.
  2. Three days prior to the start of a program, requests for credit must be made through the appropriate Programmer. There are no guarantees a credit can be accommodated within 3 days from the start of a program.
  3. Withdrawals from Out of School Care & Creative Play programs require one month advanced written notice for full refund. See reception for details.


There is a $20 charge for all returned NSF cheques.


  • There is a $2 replacement fee for lost cards. LIFE passes and Regional Recreation passes subject to $5 replacement fee for lost cards. 
  • There is a $25 pass cancellation fee
  • All regional pass sales are final.

We love to hear from you, contact the Esquimalt Recreation Reception Team:

  • In person at the Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street
  • By Phone, call 250.412.8500
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Reception Hours

Last updated Septemebr 10, 2020, 2:58pm

Reception hours - until September 20th: 
6:30 a.m. to 6:30pm Monday-Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00pm Saturday 
Closed Sunday 

Reception hours - starting September 21st: 
6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 
Closed Sunday