Parks & Recreation

Special Notice - COVID-19 response

June 5, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s office is open to the public from 10 AM to 2 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.  Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid congestion and adhere to physical distancing regulations.

Those looking to contact Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff can still do so by email or phone. Some staff will continue to be working remotely, however, so there may be delays or changes to our usual business procedures. If you have concerns or questions, the best way to reach us is by email at or by phone at 250.832.8194 or toll free at 1.888.248.2773.

We appreciate your patience as we work to protect the health of both our staff and the public during this challenging time.


Program Information

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.  With incredible mountain views, a multitude of lakes and rivers, waterfalls, and enchanting forests just minutes away from most communities, it is easy to see why the vision of a system of parks and trails connecting them is catching on in the CSRD.

Each of the six Electoral Areas of the Regional District has a Community Parks function.  The budget for each of these areas varies, depending upon the level of tax requisition approved by the CSRD Board.  Currently, Electoral Areas A, C, D, E and F have completed Parks Plans, which provide strategic direction for the acquisition and development of parks and trails over a 20 year planning horizon. The final Parks Plan (Electoral Area B) is currently underway.  The Areas which currently have a Parks Plan also have an active Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, along with a Park Development and Maintenance program.

Community parks are acquired through land development as a requirement of subdivision, or through purchases, donations, or transfer/lease/license of occupation of crown land from the Province.  Popular community parks include Sorrento Blind Bay Park in Sorrento and Rose Clifford Park in Scotch Creek.

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the planning, management and operation of community parks within the Regional District.  Overall, there are nearly 200 sites that have been identified as candidate parks or trails.  The CSRD currently has approximately 30 parks and trails formally established and operating, since the program was established in 2004.

Related Information  
BC Parks Link
Parks Canada Link
Shuswap Trail Alliance                                                                 Link
Shuswap Tourism Link
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Title Number Electoral Area
Parks (CSRD) Regulation Bylaw No. 5556 5556
All Areas
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committees 5706
All Areas
Sicamous and District Recreation Centre User Fees 5766
District of Sicamous
Electoral Area E