Sparwood, BC is yours and mine.

We may be called ‘that town with the big green truck’ or we might be that community in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, right on BC’s border. But if there’s one thing we are to everyone, it’s a mining community; a collection of hard-working fun-loving people who happily call Sparwood home. We’re proud to share that with you.
Stop by anytime, share a smile or stay a while. It’s yours and mine to discover!

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COVID-19
District Facilities

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MASKS ARE MANDATORY IN ALL PUBLIC SPACES.

  • The District of Sparwood Main Office, located at 136 Spruce Avenue is open, however we encourage residents to conduct business through our website, via phone at 250.425.6271 or via email at sparwood@sparwood.ca whenever possible. 

    Due to physical distancing requirements, you may be required to wait while we are assisting others. We appreciate your patience and look forward to assisting you.

  • Fire Hall #1, located at 479 Pine Avenue and Fire Hall #2, located at 1391 Ponderosa Drive are open by appointment.

    To contact the Fire Chief or make an appointment call 250.425.0558 or email dspry@sparwood.ca

  • The Sparwood Public Works Office, located at 477 Pine Avenue is open by appointment. To contact the Public Works Department or make an appointment call 250.425.7760 or email publicworks@sparwood.ca

  • Parks, trails and open spaces such as sports fields, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts are open for use. Please utilize these spaces individually or with family units only. Group sporting events are not permitted. Please do not utilize a space unless there is sufficient room to maintain physical distancing. 

    Users are reminded to bring your own hand sanitizer, watch your spacing while using our courts, wait your turn if it is busy and keep your circle small.  

    When using our trails please step to the side to let people pass.

  • The Sparwood Skatepark, located at 367 Pine Avenue is open for use with posted health and safety guidelines.

    Please keep your distance when waiting your turn and consider coming back at a later time if the park is busy.

    Park Ambassadors will be onsite periodically to help remind people of the rules and answer any questions you may have about using our facilities safely. 

  • District of Sparwood Playgrounds are open for use. While there are no expectations that children will maintain physical distancing during play in playgrounds, the District would like to remind users of the general guidelines: 

    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands often
    • If you are sick, please stay home
    • Keep your circle small
    • Wait your turn
    • If it is busy, come back another time

    In conjunction with the opening of playgrounds, washroom facilities will now be available for use at the Sparwood Spray Park. Washrooms will be cleaned each day in accordance with safety guidelines. Park Ambassadors will  be onsite periodically to help remind people of the rules and answer any questions you may have about using our facilities safely. 

  • The Sparwood Off-Leash Dog Park is open for use. Please follow all health and safety guidelines as they apply to all District spaces.

    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands often
    • If you are sick, please stay home
    • If it is busy, come back another time
    • Please give others at least 2 meters of space
  • The District of Sparwood Spray Park has been reopened for community use. While there are no expectations that children will maintain physical distancing during play in playgrounds, the District would like to remind users of the general guidelines as they apply to all District spaces.

    When using our Spray Park please follow the guidelines:

    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands often
    • If you are sick, please stay home
    • Keep your circle small
    • Wait your turn
    • If it is busy come back another time
    • Please, no spitting water

    Washroom facilities will now be available for use at the Sparwood Spray Park. Washrooms will be cleaned each day in accordance with safety guidelines. Park Ambassadors will be onsite periodically to help remind people of the rules and answer any questions you may have about using our facilities safely.

    It is important for families to note that play structures, surfaces and / or equipment are not sanitized. Bringing and utilizing your own hand sanitizer is recommended before and after use. If you are unsure if you or your family should be using the play equipment, various options for alternate outdoor activity can be explored in one of the many District parks or open spaces.


  • Effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:30 am, the Sparwood Leisure Centre Pool will be open for public use.  Various health and safety procedures are in place and pool users are asked to familiarize themselves with the new protocols prior to arrival.

    New pool protocols are:

    • Patrons are requested to create a RecDesk account before their first visit at https://Sparwood.recdesk.com
    • A physical distance of two meters must be maintained while waiting to access the pool. The lobby is limited to 35 people.
    • The hot tub will be open, and limited to 8 patrons at a time.
    • The sauna will be closed. 
    • As the occupancy is restricted to 15 people in each change room at one time (6 for family change rooms), patrons are asked to limit the time spent in the change rooms so that others can utilize this amenity. This can be done by swimmers being prepared and arriving with their swimsuit on. When leaving the pool, swimmers are asked to please rinse, change quickly and complete personal grooming at home. Additional time in change rooms will prevent others from entering / exiting the pool.
    • Patrons will be allowed to enter the pool for the first 30 – 45 minutes of the swim.
    • Patrons will then be able to exit the pool after the 30 to 45-minute entrance period.
    • Patrons are reminded that admission to the pool will not be allowed after the initial entrance period has ended.
    • Lane swimmers will have two lanes and be required to swim in a circle, sharing the two lanes with other swimmers.
    • Aquafit and Gentlefit will be combined for the summer and limited to 15 participants.
    • Public swims will have a maximum of 35 patrons to start. 

    As always, safety is paramount and anyone accessing the Sparwood Leisure Centre will be asked to:

    • Please sanitize your hands before entering the facility, there will be hand sanitizer outside the front doors.
    • If you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home, get healthy and come another time.
    • Please follow the arrows and physical distancing markings throughout the facility.
    • If there is a line up, please wait your turn and maintain your distance outside of the front doors.

    The District of Sparwood Leisure Centre Team thanks you for your patience and understanding as they diligently strive to provide a safe and fun experience during this unprecedented time.

    An updated pool schedule is posted online at https://sparwood.recdesk.com/Community/Calendar?facilityId=10&fbclid=IwAR1g0QvJfjEc9K_yV6LwtRoarsNNgEB71Fi0TjEjb6fL7Z_EEgH7Ayf6fuM.

  • The Sparwood Fitness Centre is now open for public use with health and safety protocols in place. 

    The Fitness Centre, located within the Sparwood Leisure Centre will be open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Weekend hours will align with the opening of the pool, which is anticipated to occur mid-July.

    When using the Fitness Centre, please follow the guidelines:

    • Please come dressed in workout clothes. The change rooms will not be open to fitness patrons.
    • Occupancy is limited to 6 people at any one time. If it is busy, come back another time.
    • Please limit your workout to 60 minutes so that others can enjoy the gym.
    • Everyone will be issued a spray bottle and cloth to wipe down the equipment before and after use.
    • Remember to keep your distance.  Please respect others and keep two meters apart.  If an area is being used please choose an alternate activity.
    • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • The curling rink is closed for the summer.  We are looking forward to having the Sparwood Curling Club offering curling this fall. 

  • The arena is closed for the season.  We are taking regular ice bookings in preparation for the 2020/21 ice season.  To book ice time please contact the Sparwood Recreation Department at 250.425.0552 or email recoffice@sparwood.ca.

    Sport organizations should review their individual sports requirements to determine the safe sport practices.  The District will be working closely with all sport groups to help ensure ice sports return to Sparwood this fall.  

  • The Climbing wall and racquet courts are currently closed.  We will be reviewing the safe use requirements and reopening these facilities as soon as operational restrictions allow.

  • Group sporting events are not permitted without a safety plan which meets your individual sports recommendations. For more information on general recommendations for sport groups visit  Viasport.ca and review their Return to Sport Guidelines for BC.  Individual sports will have different requirements

 Updates & Information

November 25, 2020 - Until further notice, the District of Sparwood Main Office will be closed daily from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm for lunch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

November 24, 2020 - All Group Fitness Classes Suspended

An updated Provincial Health Order was released on November 24th temporarily suspending all group fitness classes. As a result of the order, the Sparwood Leisure Centre will be suspending all of the group fitness classes until further notice. This will include all aquafit, yoga, spin and other group fitness classes. The pool, fitness centre, courts and rink will continue to remain open for individual drop in activities. We would encourage everyone to keep exercising, going for walks and visiting our fitness centre and pool for individual fitness activities while we await the new guidelines. During these times when activities are restricted it is very important for everyone to try and exercise as much as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

November 18, 2020 - Mayor David Wilks, and Sgt. Trevor Tribes presented Rachel Prest the Detachment Commander's Award for Excellence in Valor on behalf of Superintendent Byron Massie, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Regional Detachment.

The reward referred to an incident that occurred in June 2019 in Hope, B.C. where Rachel Prest took part in saving the life of a complete stranger. The incident arose where an female unknown to Ms. Prest was standing on a railway line in a deranged state. Ms. Prest ultimately attempted to pull this female off of the tracks at the last moment before being struck by a passing train. Police and first responders that day credit Ms. Prest's selfless actions with saving the life of this female.

November 18, 2020 - Mayor and Council were pleased to present Lindsay Vyse, Sparwood Trails Alliance (STA) President, and Dan Charest, STA Vice-President with the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award. The District thanked STA members for their dedication, and improving the quality of life within the community.

Latest News

  • Dec, 02 2020

    The District of Sparwood is excited to announce that Santa Claus is coming to town. By special request of Sparwood Mayor and Council, Santa is pleased to visit the community and spread some Christmas magic. 

  • Nov, 18 2020

    The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Leisure Services team in the role of Lifeguard / Instructor II.

  • Nov, 13 2020

    With the ongoing popularity of public skates and public swims and the limited number of patrons that can be accommodated on the ice and in the pool the District is now requesting patrons pre-for the public skate or public swim they would like to attend. 

Council Facts

  • Nov, 19 2020

    Council Facts is a publication by the District of Sparwood which summarizes the key decisions of Council.  Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise changed or cancelled by resolution.  The public is encouraged to attend regular Council, Committee of the Whole and Council Committee meetings.  Copies of agenda packages and minutes are available online at www.Sparwood.ca.  Current agendas are available by the preceding Friday afternoon.  Video recordings of regular meetings are available on the District’s website at https://sparwood.ca/council-videos within 24 hours of the meeting.

    Click here to view the latest edition of Council Facts.

    Click here to view the latest Council Facts blog post.

Job Postings 

  • Nov, 18 2020

    The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Leisure Services team in the role of Lifeguard / Instructor II.

  • Aug, 04 2020

    Are you passionate about fitness?

    We are currently looking for outgoing, enthusiastic individuals to share their knowledge and expertise teaching a variety of classes including strength, circuit, spin, cardio and more.

  • Jul, 28 2020

    The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Leisure Services team in the role of a Casual, On-Call Lifeguard

  • Apr, 16 2018

    The District of Sparwood is currently seeking Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteers to assist residents who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, hazmat spills or other emergencies. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the ESS Director, Joyce Kutzner, at 250.425.4752 or by email at essd@sparwood.ca.

Community Events & Meetings

  • start Mar 5, 2020, 4:00 PM - end Mar 5, 2020, 6:00 PM

    The District of Sparwood is seeking public feedback on the 2020-2024 Financial Plan during the Public Open House being held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue. 

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