Courtenay Seeking Feedback on Recreation Fees and Charges

May 12, 2022

The City of Courtenay is nearing completion of a draft framework for user fees and charges for Courtenay Recreation facilities, programs and services, and is seeking input from the community on the proposed recommendations.

The public and recreation user groups are invited to review the draft Recreation Fees and Charges Framework and provide feedback:

The study of recreation fees and charges has been in progress since 2020, when the City of Courtenay retained the services of RC Strategies.

Public consultation for the Recreation Fees and Charges Framework launched in July of that year, with additional outreach to organizations who use Courtenay Recreation facilities. The goal of the study is to ensure user costs for these important community services are fair, practical, and consistent, and, to establish a transparent process for setting fees and charges.

Recreation programs and services help meet the social, physical, and mental health needs of the community, with services funded through a combination of individual and group user fees and charges, grants from various sources, and property taxes. The intent has been to align fees and subsidy levels with the amount of benefit the community receive from services, also known as a “benefits-based approach”.

Comments on the draft framework must be submitted by June 7, 2022.

For any questions regarding the project, or to provide feedback, please contact the City of Courtenay Recreation, Culture, and Community Services Department at