Alberta Recreation Survey

The 2008 Alberta Recreation Survey

Walking for pleasure, gardening and attending fairs or festivals are the top three leisure or recreational activities for Alberta households, according to the 2008 Alberta Recreation Survey.

In the Fall 2008, 2,254 Alberta households responded to questions about their participation in recreational activities they took part in over the past 12 months.  Other activities most frequently chosen included doing a craft or hobby; attending sports events; bicycling; visiting a museum or art gallery; swimming; playing video, computer or electronic games; aerobics/fitness/aquasize/yoga and overnight camping.

The survey was conducted by Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Cities of Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.  The survey determines participation in leisure and recreational activities, favourite activities, reasons for participating, barriers to participation, volunteer involvement, benefits of recreation, demographic information and more.

The results are summarized in the reports below.

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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

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