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!

The Sparwood Recreation Centre is going digital! 

We are currently switching over the way we process registrations to make it easier for community members to register for our programs, rent facilities and get information on all the recreation programs offered by the District of Sparwood. 

Please take a few moments to set up a user account for yourself and members of your family. 

For full details, click here.

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COVID-19
District Facilities

To find our more information on District facility restrictions and closures due to COVID-19,
click on the facility name below.

  • 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.


  • The Sparwood Leisure Centre is not yet open. Planning on how this space can be re-opened safely is underway. Anticipated opening date mid-July.

  • 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

July 6, 2020 - The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the public participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Michel Coal Project, located southeast of Sparwood, British Columbia.

The Agency will consider funding applications received by July 16, 2020.

For more information, please see the Agency’s public notice: https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/134994?&culture=en-CA

April 30, 2020 - Due to construction, there will be no power to the pedestrian crossing lights or street light at the bottom of Red Cedar Hill. Please use caution in this area and watch for pedestrians. We will notify the public when the lights are once again operational.

Latest News

  • Jun, 30 2020

    Effective at 10 am Mountain time on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 the prohibition of Category 2 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood.

  • Jun, 30 2020

    The District of Sparwood is now accepting applications for the role of Facilities Worker. 

  • Jun, 29 2020

    The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce the launch of the Street Art Banner Program. 

Council Facts

  • Jul, 02 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 

  • Jun, 30 2020

    The District of Sparwood is now accepting applications for the role of Facilities Worker. 

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. 

  • start Sep 8, 2020, 12:05 PM - end Sep 8, 2020, 12:55 PM

    The Youth Advisory Commission meeting is open to the public, the agenda will be available online in the afternoon of the Friday preceding the meeting.  

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