In late 2017, a Committee was struck that included representatives from a number of Provincial Sport Organizations from across Canada.  The mandate of this Committee was to review the sport landscape as it relates to national governing body affiliation fees.  In the first half of 2018, a recommendation was made to the Triathlon Canada Board of Directors to increase adult affiliation fees from the current $5 to $15, and to increase youth and junior fees from the current $3 to $6, effective with the start of the 2019 season.

With the cost of delivering quality programming for both age group and high performance athletes growing, the current affiliation rates, which have remained largely unchanged for over 30 years (save for a small increase in 2014), were unsustainable with the current affiliation rates.

The decision was supported by provincial partners from coast to coast, including Triathlon BC, and will allow Triathlon Canada increased flexibility to meet its key initiatives in its Strategic Plan, and ultimately, to improve member experience  in the sport across the country.

Triathlon BC provincial membership remains unchanged for 2019, however, with the increase in national affiliation rates, the cost of annual membership has increased.  The itemized fees are listed below.

Membership Type 2019 Triathlon BC Provincial Membership 2018 Triathlon Canada Affiliation Fee 2019 Triathlon Canada Affiliation Fee Total Annual
Membership Fee
Individual Adult
(20+ years old)
$60.00 $6.00 $15.00 $75.00
Club-Affiliated Adult
(20+ years old)
$55.00 $6.00 $15.00 $70.00
(16 – 19 years old)
$17.00 $3.00 $6.00 $23.00
(Under 15 years old)
$12.00 $3.00 $6.00 $18.00
Athlete Age is determined as of December 31st, 2019

Day membership, which is a requirement for all non-member individuals participating in a sanctioned multisport event in BC, remain unchanged.  Please note, Age Group athletes hoping to qualify for the 2020 World Championships must purchase an annual membership prior to their attempt at qualifying for National Age Group Team Spots.

Triathlon BC, working in conjunction with local race directors, officials, coaches and volunteers, remains committed to delivering quality programs across the province, and will continue to offer the best athlete experience in sport.