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In the context of the Active Recreation and Sport Strategy, active recreation and sport involves a spectrum of opportunities that include active play, active living, competitive sport, and physical activity pursuits that benefit all Edmontonians at all stages of life.

Active Recreation

Includes all physical activities that an individual chooses to do for fun, health, social interaction, and relaxation (adapted from National Recreation Statement and the Canadian Sport Policy 2012).

Active Play

Includes physical activities that are less structured, providing enhanced opportunities to explore, discover, and interact with the physical and social world.

Active Living

Includes physical activities that become integrated into an individual's daily life style (adapted from Active Alberta 2011-2021).

Active Transportation

Includes modes of travel that require physical activity, such as walking or cycling, in contrast to other modes that require little physical effort (adapted from Active Alberta 2011-2021).

Competitive Sport

Includes organized physical activities that result in a contest between 2 or more people participating individually or as a team, through observation of rules, regulations, and potential officiating.


Includes physical activities pursued by highly trained individuals competing at the highest levels at regional, national, international and world-class competitions. Supporting excellence requires highly specialized facilities, amenities, services and resources.


Includes physical activities involving professionals performing highly specialized talents for financial reward or entertainment.

For More Information

Eoghan Curran

Title Sport and Partner Liaison



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