About the program

The City of Edmonton is pleased to be a participant in the Primary Care Networks' Prescription to Get Active Program. This program is a unique venture in which the Edmonton and area Primary Care Networks have partnered with local municipal recreation facilities to help encourage those who are inactive to incorporate more physical activity into their lives.

Local family physicians and their health care teams can write a 'prescription' for patients who would benefit from increased physical activity. With each 'Prescription to Get Active', the City of Edmonton will provide three complimentary 'Benefits Plus' membership passes to City of Edmonton Recreation and Leisure Centres.


The goal of the program is to target individuals that can benefit from exercise without specific supervision or medical restrictions. This includes children, youth, adults and seniors. Please consult with your family physician to ensure if this program may be right for you.


Physical Activity is linked to overall mental and physical well-being. Just minutes of activity a week for adults and children alike can reduce the possibility of developing health concerns. View more information on physical activity guidelines and benefits.