Register for Programs

Active Living Made Easier

Whether you prefer to register online, speak with someone at a recreation facility over the phone or in person, we are here for you.

We're excited about our online registration and booking system and invite you to explore the new features. You can browse for programs, set up a calendar of your activities and add family members to your account.

Please have THE following information ready to create an account:

  • Name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and date of birth
  • Health and/or allergy information that we should be aware of at our facilities
  • Add family members to your account to view all schedules and receipts in one place.

Other Details

  • Credit card information is saved to our encrypted and secure system for easy and fast transactions
  • Opt-in to receive important service messages such as program updates, cancellations, facility closures, special events, and other service updates.

If you have questions or issues setting up your account, please email us at

 

System Highlights

  • New, user-friendly online system to register for programs on any device at any time of day
     
  • Robust search functions that will allow you to search for an activity by keyword, age, day, time or location
  • View class availability and book online
     
  • Track payments and print receipts and tax information when you need it
     
  • A family account feature to keep track of your whole family's activities and schedules in one place
     
  • Track activity history and more in your personalized account

 

  • Registration Benefits

    • Register online from any device at any time of the day or night
    • Create a profile for each family member to streamline future registration processes
    • View the availability of a class and immediately book online
    • Quickly search for programs and activities by keyword, age, day, time or location
    • Opt-in to receive email updates on new programs, service notifications, and program registration reminders
    • View, request to reserve, or book indoor and outdoor spaces online


    Account Management Benefits

    • View all your family member accounts under one area simplifying your registration and tracking process
    • Quickly track your and your family's activity history
    • Opt-in to receive registration reminders
    • Waivers can be completed online and saved in the system eliminating the need to fill them out multiple times


    Payment Benefits

    • Make easy and secure payments online using your credit card or by an electronic fund transfer (EFT)
    • View and track your payment history
    • Print out receipts and tax information at your convenience
    • Renew memberships online
    • Complete multiple transactions at once making registration and payment process more convenient
    • Purchase gift cards in different denominations that can be used for any program or activity

     

     

  • As part of the launch of our new online registration and booking system, the City of New Westminster has updated its policies, procedures and operating systems for those registering for recreation and cultural programs. Here is a summary of key changes for you to be aware of:

    • Refunds related to registered programs, private lessons, and rental bookings are now subject to withdrawal or cancellation fees. This policy has been implemented to keep more registration spots open and deter individuals from registering for more programs than they intend to use.
    • Gift certificates and gift cards are now non-refundable; however, they are transferable.
    • Time-based memberships may only be extended for eligible medical reasons and may require a doctor’s note.
    • Customers will have three years to use up their Active 10 membership passes
    • Customer accounts with credits below $50 may be derecognized after three-years of non-use.


    For more information about any of our policy or service updates, please visit our policies page.

  • Why are you switching to a new system?

    Parks and Recreation currently uses a dated recreation software application that is being discontinued by the supplier. This has provided us with a great opportunity to secure a contemporary recreation application to better serve our customers.

    Will my account information be automatically updated into the new system?

    If you have unredeemed credit AND completed a transaction in 2017 you will be emailed and an account will be created in the new system.

    All other customers will be encouraged in January 2018 to create a new account prior to the launch of the system.

    Why doesn't Parks and Recreation recreate all customer accounts?

    Since 1999, our current database has accumulated over 65,500 clients. Many of these client profiles are obsolete or incomplete. To ensure that we only bring in current and accurate information into our new recreation software application, your help and patience is greatly appreciated. We will be asking for your support as we request missing information, create your new client account upon your first purchase or ask you to go online to create your own account when the application is ready.

    What will happen to my existing credits I have on my account?

    Customers with credits greater than $50 or less than 3 years old will still be available in the new system. These credits can also be available for a refund on our old system.

    Is my credit card or EFT banking information secure?

    Yes, the new software application and payment processor (Chase Paymentech) are fully encrypted and PCI-DSS compliant to ensure your personal information is secure. 

    Can I still register in person at a facility or on the phone?

    Yes, you can still call or come and register in person at any recreation facility in New Westminster.

    Why do I need to opt-in to receive notifications and emails?

    The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation requires users to consent to receive emails from New Westminster Parks and Recreation. You will be asked to opt-in to two different email options:

    1. Transaction emails – you will need to opt-in to receive expected priority sales based Parks and Recreation emails. For example, when you buy a service, you will be emailed documents such as receipts, registration confirmations, membership agreements, rental agreements, withdrawal or transfer confirmations, scheduled payment agreements and payment reminders, waitlist updates, membership pass expiry updates, etc.
       
    2. General communication emails – we encourage you opt-in to this option to receive our monthly e-newsletter to learn about new programs, service opportunities, and special events. In addition, we will send you a free birthday courtesy pass and notify you of any service disruptions or situations that may affect your experience with New Westminster Parks and Recreation.   


    What should I expect in February and March 2018?

    Parks and Recreation staff will do their best to complete your sales needs as fast as possible. Since we are using a new software application and creating accounts, we ask for your patience as it may take us a bit more time to process your in-person or phone-in transactions. Please note that you can buy memberships, programs, and many rentals online at your convenience.