Alberta Recreation Survey

2000 Alberta Recreation Survey

In Spring 2000, 2,719 Alberta households responded to 17 questions about recreational activities they took part in over the past 12 months.  The 2000  Alberta Recreation Survey was the sixth such survey since 1981.  Activities most frequently chosen by Albertans to keep their minds and bodies healthy and active include walking for pleasure; gardening; cultural activities such as visiting a museum or going to the theatre; doing a craft or hobby; attending sports events; bicycling; attending fairs and festivals; swimming; playing video, computer or electronic games; and overnight camping.

The 2000 Alberta Recreation Survey was a co-operative effort between Alberta Community Development, Alberta Environment, the Alberta Centre for Well-Being and the Cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer.  It is designed to determine participation rates in leisure and recreational activities, favorite activities, reasons for participating, barriers to participation, volunteer involvement, benefits of recreation, demographic information and more.

The results are summarized in the reports and A Look at Leisure bulletins below.

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Related A Look at Leisure Bulletins

For More Information Contact

Janet Fletcher
Recreation Services Branch
905 Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7
Phone: (780) 415-1164
Fax: (780) 427-5140
e-mail: Janet.Fletcher@gov.ab.ca

Dial 310-0000 anywhere in Alberta to call toll free.