Sparwood, BC is yours and mine.

We may be called ‘that town with the big green truck’ or we might be that community in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, right on BC’s border. But if there’s one thing we are to everyone, it’s a mining community; a collection of hard-working fun-loving people who happily call Sparwood home. We’re proud to share that with you.
Stop by anytime, share a smile or stay a while. It’s yours and mine to discover!

For full details on community events, check out the calendar below. 

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COVID-19
District Facilities

To find our more information on District facility restrictions and closures due to COVID-19,
click on the facility name below.

  • The District of Sparwood Main Office, located at 136 Spruce Avenue is open, however we encourage residents to conduct business through our website, via phone at 250.425.6271 or via email at sparwood@sparwood.ca whenever possible. 

    Due to physical distancing requirements, you may be required to wait while we are assisting others. We appreciate your patience and look forward to assisting you.

  • Fire Hall #1, located at 479 Pine Avenue and Fire Hall #2, located at 1391 Ponderosa Drive are closed to public access. 

    To contact the Fire Chief call 250.425.0558 or email firechief@sparwood.ca

  • The Sparwood Public Works Office, located at 477 Pine Avenue is closed to public access. To contact the Public Works Department call 250.425.7760 or email publicworks@sparwood.ca

  • Parks, trails and open spaces such as sports fields, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts are open for use. Please utilize these spaces individually or with family units only. Group sporting events are not permitted. Please do not utilize a space unless there is sufficient room to maintain physical distancing. 

  • The Sparwood Skatepark, located at 367 Pine Avenue is open for use with posted health and safety guidelines.

    Park Ambassadors will be onsite to help remind people of the rules and to ensure everyone gets a turn to ride.  

  • District of Sparwood Playgrounds are open for use. While there are no expectations that children will maintain physical distancing during play in playgrounds, the District would like to remind users of the general guidelines: 

    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands often
    • If you are sick, please stay home
    • Keep your circle small
    • Wait your turn
    • If it is busy, come back another time

    In conjunction with the opening of playgrounds, washroom facilities will now be available for use at the Sparwood Spray Park. Washrooms will be cleaned each day in accordance with safety guidelines. Park Ambassadors will be onsite to help remind people of the rules.

  • The Sparwood Off-Leash Dog Park is open for use. Please follow all health and safety guidelines as they apply to all District spaces.

    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands often
    • If you are sick, please stay home
    • If it is busy, come back another time
    • Please give others at least 2 meters of space
  • The Sparwood Spray Park is not yet open. Planning on how this space can be re-opened safely is underway. 

  • The Sparwood Leisure Centre is not yet open. Planning on how this space can be re-opened safely is underway. 

  • The Sparwood Fitness Centre is not yet open. Planning on how this space can be re-opened safely is underway. 

We are aware that news and resources regarding COVID-19 can be overwhelming. We have put together a few trusted links to help you navigate the pandemic and gather reliable, up to date information:

British Columbia COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool
https://bc.thrive.health/

Information regarding taxes and support payments from the Canada Revenue Agency
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html

Latest COVID-19 News and Information from Interior Health
https://news.interiorhealth.ca/covid-19/

Further resources on COVID-19
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

 Updates & Information

June 4, 2020 - The District of Sparwood would like to remind residents to use caution around rivers and creeks. 

Currently, water levels are elevated and have the potential to rise quickly during periods of rainfall. It is very important to keep children and pets away from rising waters as they are at an increased risk of slipping or falling. Erosion is possible and there may be an increased risk of banks giving way or debris coming down the watercourse.  Residents are urged to use a high level of caution and / or stay away from fast moving water and banks.

Although major flooding is not anticipated, residents who live near a river or creek may contact the Sparwood Fire Hall at 250.425.0558 to discuss sandbags. Please leave a voicemail, and your call will be returned. 

April 30, 2020 - Due to construction, there will be no power to the pedestrian crossing lights or street light at the bottom of Red Cedar Hill. Please use caution in this area and watch for pedestrians. We will notify the public when the lights are once again operational.

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Job Postings 

  • May, 20 2020

    We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who truly love working with children and are passionate about being involved in our great community. As one of our Summer Camp Leaders you will work with children aged 3 – 12 years, leading our summer programs.

Community Events & Meetings

  • start Mar 5, 2020, 4:00 PM - end Mar 5, 2020, 6:00 PM

    The District of Sparwood is seeking public feedback on the 2020-2024 Financial Plan during the Public Open House being held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue. 

  • start Jun 9, 2020, 12:05 PM - end Jun 9, 2020, 12:55 PM

    The Youth Advisory Commission meeting is open to the public, the agenda will be available online in the afternoon of the Friday preceding the meeting.  

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