COVID-19 Update: Leisure Access Program
New applications continue to be accepted and reviewed for the Leisure Access Program (LAP) and Ride Transit Program. Applicants are asked to mail in their completed application form as in-person submissions have been suspended at this time.
For existing Leisure Access Program (LAP) members, expiration dates will be extended so you will receive the full benefit of the services when City of Edmonton recreation facilities reopen.
COVID-19 Update: Leisure Access Program
Ride Transit Program Update
Ride Transit Program participants who purchased a Ride Transit Program pass in 2020 or were recently approved for a pass will be mailed an August monthly pass at no cost to the mailing address currently on file. August monthly passes were mailed on July 20. Passes are being mailed, as the Edmonton Service Centre and all City-operated recreational facilities remain closed for transit pass sales. If you do not receive your August monthly pass by the end of July, please contact 311.
We are reducing in-person services. This includes Edmonton Service Centre located at the Edmonton Tower and other locations, which are closed. This is to protect everyone’s health and safety. Learn how you can still access services at edmonton.ca/ServiceChanges
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.
The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce a recently (July 4, 2017) expanded Leisure Access Program to make the program more accessible for more low-income Edmontonians. If you are already a member of the Leisure Access Program, then nothing has changed. However, if you didn’t qualify before because you were over the previous income threshold, then you might qualify today.
All applicants will automatically be considered for the Ride Transit Program.
Take a look at our Leisure Access Program brochure to learn more about this exciting program.
What is Included?
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.*
- Access to 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range.
- Access to the Reuse Centre for 24 free visits per year.
Note: Access to Kids Den/Child Minding and the Terwillegar Club Membership (and it's amenities) are not included in the annual program.
*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.
*Fort Edmonton Park offers limited discounted spots in Registered Programs for LAP participants. Contact Fort Edmonton Park via 311 for more details.
*No Discounts on trainer programs: Fitness Consultations, Fitness Appraisals, Personal or Small Group Training and Nutritional Consultations. Discounts can be applied to regular instructor-led registered programs.
Monthly pass holders are entitled to:
Discounted monthly admission to participating facilities
- Individual: $20/month
- Family: $70/month
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.
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 on Government of Alberta Income Support or Learner's Income Support
- You are a new immigrant or a refugee (To qualify, you must have been in Canada less than one year and are not eligible to file 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||$29,069||$29,070 - $33,033|
|2||$36,189||$36,190 - $41,124|
|3||$44,490||$44,491 - $50,556|
|4||$54,017||$54,018 - $61,383|
|5||$61,265||$61,266 - $69,619|
|6||$69,095||$69,096 - $78,518|
|7+||$76,929||$76,930 - $87,419|
*Income threshold amounts are subject to change based on Canada Revenue Agency low-income cut off numbers.
**Eligible households are considered 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).
To calculate total household income, add the total incomes of you and your partner/spouse’s (if applicable) previous year’s Notice of Assessment (NOA). You are eligible if your total household income is equal to or less than the amount shown above with the number of eligible household numbers.
- Those who live outside of the City of Edmonton
- Those who have a household income higher than the range shown above for the LAP Monthly Pass
- Full-time students at the University of Alberta, NAIT or MacEwan University without children
- Those who hold a temporary residence visa/permit in Canada (Visitors Visa, Work Permit, Study Permit) and are not able to submit a Notice of Assessment or a Permanent Resident/Refugee document.
How to Apply?
Prepare Your Application
- Print the Leisure Access and Ride Transit Programs Application Form
- The form is also available:
- Gather all the verification documents.
- Program Qualifier Verification, such as:
- Notice of Assessment (NOA)
- Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Paper Health Benefits Statement (found on the monthly Direct Deposit statement)
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit T4A(P) form (CPP)
- Income Support Health Benefits Card - MUST include budget information (found on the monthly Direct Deposit statement)
- Learner’s Income Support Funding Decision Letter
- Confirmation of Permanent Residency Documentation (sometimes referred to as Landing Papers, must be dated less than 1 year from application date)
- Refugee Protection Claimant Document (issue date of document must be less than 1 year from the application date)
- Delegation of Powers Document (Children under government care)
- Current Edmonton Residency Verification, such as Bank statement, Phone bill, Utility statement (must be dated within the last 6 months)
- Eligible Dependant Verification (if applicable), such as most recent CCB/ACB/GST notice
For a detailed list of what is accepted, please check Leisure Access & Ride Transit Program Application Information.
- Individuals under government care or custodial care should also submit both of the following documents:
- Delegation of Power document along with the LAP Release of Information and Responsibility Form signed by their Guardian/Caregiver/Trustee
- A formal letter (on letterhead) from a social worker or agency detailing current living address
Submit an Application
Mail or Submit your completed application form:
Leisure Access Program
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
In Person Submissions have been suspended at this time
We do not accept emailed or faxed applications.