Prince Rupert Recreation Complex

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Project Description

The Recreation Complex is the only facility of its kind in Prince Rupert and houses the only aquatic centre and arena in town; however, it’s not currently fully accessible. Guests and coaching staff with limited mobility are not able to access both floors, and visitors watching events are relegated to a specific areas, instead of being integrated with the rest of the community.

The Barrier Buster project team will be working on adding accessibility lifts, additional ramps, and auto-operators on the doors to improve accessibility throughout the facility. This update which will ensure that all guests, staff and residents can use and enjoy all areas of the complex.

Project Team Q&A

  1. Why did you decide to break down barriers in your community?

    We need to ensure we’re doing everything we can to help all community members enjoy our facilities to their fullest!

  2. How is this project going to make a difference in your community?

    Anyone who enters our recreation complex, including the arena, gymnasium and aquatic centre, will have the opportunity to enjoy all our programming and events.

  3. What’s the best thing about being a Barrier Buster?

    Knowing that we’re helping to ensure all families can play and participate together.

Awareness Event


November 21, 2017

Prince Rupert Recreation Complex

Location: 1000 McBride St., Prince Rupert, BC

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Description: This free public event features an open house with food and activities such as swimming, skating, and use of the gym. Kids can enjoy a Bouncy Castle. Pottery and art drop-in classes are available in the upstairs art room – now accessible!

For more information, please contact:
Johanna Taddei at -627-7946 Ext 266 or