Alberta Recreation Survey


The Alberta Recreation Survey is a co-operative effort supported by a provincial task force, made up of experts, and leaders in the field of recreation, and a grant from the Alberta government. As the only activity based survey in Canada, conducted every four years since 1981, the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) was honoured to deliver this survey for the first time this year. Over 5000 Albertans responded in 2022 and 98% of Albertans participated in recreation in 2022! 

The survey reveals data on Albertans favorite recreation activities, trends in recreation activities, barriers to recreation participation, and more!  These results will help our members and the entire sector to be leaders in supporting diverse communities to thrive.

Here’s what the survey told us:

Albertans value being active, and getting outdoors!

Albertan’s believe recreation improves quality of life HOWEVER there are still barriers to participating for many.

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, the Inuit and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.