Hope & Area Recreation Centre

The Hope & Area Recreation Centre is home to the arena, Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre, weight and cardio rooms, fitness studio, and conference centre/meeting rooms.

Fall 2021 Program Guide

Click the image below to view the guide. 

Proof of Vaccination

All patrons 12 years or older must show proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to use some of our facilities and participate in certain activities. 

Here is a summary of the facilities/activities that this applies to:


  • Weight Room, Cardio Room and fitness classes –  12 yrs+ (except for teen gym hours)
  • Arena – Public Skate, Hockey, Shinny
  • Adult sports – 22 yrs+ (i.e. pickleball, hockey)
  • Spectators if there are more than 10 people

Not Required

  • Pool – swimming/aquafit/lessons (exceptions for events)
  • Youth Programs – under 22 yrs

Check out the Proof of Vaccination Requirements Table for a complete list of activities and their requirements. Read the Facility and Rental Guidelines for rental groups at the pool or arena.

Please have your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID ready. We ask for your patience as we check Vaccine Cards and adapt to new changes. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. 

COVID-19 Safety

  • Masks are required for all patrons 5 years and older in all public indoor spaces including common areas when not engaged in physical activity. 
  • Handwashing and/or sanitizing is encouraged.
  • We encourage all patrons to respect each other's personal space and to maintain physical distancing.
  • If you are sick, stay at home. If you appear to be sick, you will not be allowed entry. 
  • Visit our FAQ page for more information

Expression of Interest for Contract Fitness Instructors

Are you a fitness leader looking to engage and empower others to be happy and healthy? We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic contract fitness instructors to teach at the Hope & Area Recreation Centre. 

Please submit this Expression of Interest form along with your resume to:

Mike Freimark, Assistant Manager of Recreation Services, via email at mfreimark@fvrd.ca or drop it off at the Hope & Area Recreation Centre (1005 6th Avenue Hope, BC).