• Summer 2020 Update - we are currently considering restart plans as we enter the new phase of COVID-19 restrictions. We are planning for summer programs, including our popular day camps. We expect some adjustments and cancellations. With all of this in mind, we are currently not accepting program registrations. Please be assured, if we decide to cancel a program, we will issue a refund (or credit).
  • The Recreation office at Oceanside Place Arena is open Mon-Fri for phone calls 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 250-248-3252
  • Spring 2020 Update RDN Recreation Programs and Facility Bookings - April 27, 2020
  • For the latest Regional District of Nanaimo updates on COVID-19 and other services please visit


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The RDN offers recreation and culture programs for all ages in RDN Electoral Areas A, C, E, F, G, and H, as well as Parksville and Qualicum Beach - many of our programs in District 69 are located at our facilities Ravensong Aquatic Centre and Oceanside Place Arena

RDN also provides funding to the Gabriola Recreation Society for the provision of recreation and culture programs on Gabriola Island.

The RDN also provides funding to the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association (ACRA) to support recreation programming in Electoral Area F.