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Leisure Access Program

The Leisure Access Program allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities.

Leisure Access Program brochure

Leisure Access Program Processing Timelines

Due to the volume of applications received, processing times are currently 6 - 8 weeks. If you have not received notice after 8 weeks, please call us at 780-496-4918 and we will check the status of your application.

-Updated July 2014

The Leisure Access Program offers

  • Unlimited, free admission to participating facilities
  • 75% discount for 3 registered programs* and required supplies for adults and seniors.
  • 75% discount for 4 registered programs* and required supplies for children and youth.
  • 75% off the cost of materials for registered programs where applicable.

The Leisure Access card is valid for one year from issue date, with a $5 fee to replace lost cards.

*1 round of golf is considered 1 registered program. Tee times must be booked in advance.
*1 fitness or nutritional consultation or 1 personal training session is considered 1 registered program. 

Who Qualifies?

You may qualify if you are an Edmonton resident and one of the following applies:

  • You are on AISH/Income Support
  • You have a plastic Health Benefits Card
  • You are a new immigrant or a refugee (To qualify, you must have been in Canada less than one year and have not filed a tax return)
  • You are a child under government care
  • Your household income is under the amounts listed below:
# of people in household








household income








Add the total incomes from line 150 of last year’s Income Tax Notice of Assessment (NOA) for the main applicant and their partner (if applicable) only. You are eligible if your household income comes to or is less than these amounts.

How to Apply

  1. Print the Leisure Access Program Application Form.The form is also available:
  2. Mail your completed application to:
Leisure Access Program
14th Floor, CN Tower
PO Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 2R7 

We do not accept emailed or faxed forms.

Who Does Not Qualify?

  • Those who are above the low income cut off line
  • Full time students at University of Alberta, NAIT, or Grant MacEwan University, unless they have children.

For more information:

Leisure Access Program

CN Tower
14th Floor
10004 104 Ave
PO Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 2R7