Get started on your data journey with free access to the Canadian Parks, Recreation and Sport Infrastructure Database.
Supported by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and Parks Canada and leveraged by all levels of governments, national sport bodies, and a selection of recreation & sport planning consultants, this platform is designed for stakeholders who have an interest within community sport and recreational infrastructure.
Featuring open and community sourced sport, aquatic, fitness and recreation sites, this central database significantly enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure and planning decision-making.
The Infrastructure Database provides all stakeholders with a common and open data repository for adding, managing, and accessing relevant non-commercially sensitive infrastructure information, saving time and cost on duplication of efforts throughout the sector.
This account also provides access to localized demographic and community profile data, all delivered through an interactive mapping tool. There is an analysis dashboard with basic benchmarking to show how infrastructure levels in each area align with the total population, and how this compares with neighboring communities.
Detailed information about the site, spaces/facilities, and usages. Includes vintage, size, setting and surface types, amenities, and owner/operator information
View and analyze population demographics and health & wellbeing profiles across neighbourhood, city, and provincial geographies
Highlights nation-wide infrastructure and facility metrics with geographic level and facility type filtering for refined searching
Provides a high-definition view of how, where, and when people move through a specific geography
The database centrally collates information about parks, recreation, and sport facilities across Canada, including location, size, amenities and age. This information drives additional insight provided by built-in:
Access the Canadian Parks, Recreation, and Sport Infrastructure Database by signing up for your account by filling out the form on this page.
Once your account has been created (within 5 business days), you can access the Canadian Parks, Recreation, and Sport Infrastructure Database at cpra.activexchange.ca.
The database has been designed specifically for individuals and organizations involved in the parks and recreation sector. Groups that may find value within the database include:
If you or your organization are involved in the sports and recreation sector, the database has been built for you.
With thousands of sports and recreation sites and facilities across Canada, it is common to find a specific site with missing, incomplete, or incorrect data in the database. Therefore, we encourage you to add and update the site and facility information owned or operated by your organization and for any site or facility you frequently visit.
The Canadian Parks, Recreation, and Sport Infrastructure Database is a shared database where all users benefit from the shared quantity and quality of infrastructure data contained.
If you need help adding or editing a site or facility in the database, check out our tutorial videos here.
The Canadian Parks, Recreation, and Sport Infrastructure Database contains many different infrastructure types relevant to the Sports and Recreation sector. Example site and facility types include:
If you're unsure if your site or facility should be included in the database, please contact ActiveXchange at email@example.com.
If you require assistance with your account or if you have any questions, please get in touch with ActiveXchange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an open-sourced dataset developed by the community, for the community, the accuracy of the dataset is ensured primarily by the users of the database. ActiveXchange and the CPRA play important roles in facilitating effective and accurate upload and usage of the database and monitoring for any large-scale inaccuracies contained.
ActiveXchange compiles, aggregates, and otherwise validates both publicly available (free) and paid-for third-party datasets and incorporates these into all of our offerings. Please contact ActiveXchange at email@example.com for any specific questions related to the datasets included within the Canadian Parks, Recreation, and Sport Infrastructure Database.
The Database is designed as an integrated and consolidated platform. Depending on an organization’s specific needs, certain datasets and map layers can be made available for integration with external systems. Please contact ActiveXchange at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this value-added service.
Movement data is provided through a global partnership between ActiveXchange and Mapbox.
Visit https://activexchange.ca/movement-data to learn more about the ActiveXchange movement module.