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The Leisure Access Program (LAP) allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.

All applicants will automatically be considered for the Ride Transit Program. Only a single application is required.

What is Included?

Annual Program

The LAP Annual Program is valid for one year from issue date. There is a $5 fee to replace lost cards. The LAP Annual Program includes:

  • Unlimited, free admission to participating facilities
  • 75% discount for Adults/Seniors for 3 registered programs.* 
  • 75% discount for each Child for 4 registered programs.* 
  • 75% off the cost of materials for registered and applicable City Arts Centre programs. Some conditions do apply.
  • Access to 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range.
  • Access to the Reuse Centre for 24 free visits per year. 

*1 round of golf is considered 1 registered program. Tee times must be booked in advance. One admission to drop-in Shinny Hockey at City of Edmonton Arenas is considered 1 registered program. One Reuse Centre workshop is considered 1 registered program.

Monthly Pass

Monthly pass holders are entitled to:

Note: Fort Edmonton Park, registered program discounts (including golf) and the 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range are not included in the monthly pass. 


The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce an expanded Leisure Access Program that is more accessible for more low-income Edmontonians. If you didn’t qualify before because you were over the previous income threshold, then you might qualify today. 

Who Qualifies?

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

  • You are on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) or you receive the CPP-Disability Benefit (Canada Pension Plan)
  • 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 included in the amounts listed below:
People in Household  Household Income for LAP Annual Program  Household Income for LAP Monthly Pass
 1 $27,872 $27,873 - $31,673
 2 $34,698 $34,699 - $39,430
 3 $42,658 $42,659 - $48,475
 4 $51,792 $51,793 - $58,855
 5 $58,742 $58,743 - $66,753
 6 $66,251  $66,252 - $75,285
 7+ $73,761 $73,762 - $83,819

Eligible household is yourself, your partner/spouse and dependent children 17 years of age or younger (dependents who are over the age of 17 will need to submit a separate application form with their own income and address verification documents). Income thresholds are subject to change based on Canada Revenue Agency low-income cut off numbers.​

Add the total incomes from line 150 of last year’s Income Tax Notice of Assessment (NOA) for the main applicant and their partner/spouse (if applicable). You are eligible if your household income is equal to or less than the amount shown above with the number of eligible household numbers.

Who Does Not Qualify?
  • Those who have a household income higher than the range shown above for the LAP Monthly Pass
  • Full time students at University of Alberta, NAIT or MacEwan University without children

How to Apply?


Step 1: Download & Print

Leisure Access and Ride Transit Programs Application Form

The form is also available:

For individuals under custodial care, please also submit the LAP Release of Information and Responsibility Form

Step 2: Mail

Mail your completed application to:

Leisure Access Program
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2R7

We do not accept emailed or faxed forms.


Processing Timelines

Due to the volume of applications received, processing times are approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

If you have not received any notice after 4 weeks, please call us and we will check the status of your application.

Ride Transit

The Leisure Access and Ride Transit Program application will also assess your eligibility for Edmonton Transit Service’s Ride Transit, our new transit program that offers monthly transit passes to eligible low-income Edmontonians at a rate of $35/month. If you have an income below the ETS Ride program’s low-income threshold, you will automatically be considered for this program. You are not required to complete an additional application form.

Learn more about Ride Transit by visiting


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10111 104 Avenue, NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4



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