Defining Leisure,
Adventure and Recreation

About Us

As a leader in development and project management for the leisure and entertainment industry, Select Contracts succeeds with its turnkey process: Design -> Build -> Operate

Our clients are from all over the world with projects that span across all types of leisure, adventure and recreation. Our turnkey process allows us to be vertically integrated throughout the entirety of our projects. This means we take projects from concept through to completion, and furthermore into ongoing operation.

We are really proud of our turnkey solution to development; it has worked well since our inception in 1978. Our specialty in development includes but is not limited to:

Adventure Parks | Surf Parks | Bike Parks | Snow/Ski Facilities | Water Parks | Family Entertainment Centres | Theme Parks

Our head office is located in Whistler, BC, Canada and we have a second office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

For more information on how Select Contracts can add significant value to your project through expert consultation, please email



As a company, we are incredibly focused on delivering our business minded services to create strong and exciting leisure, adventure and recreation projects. Regardless of the scope of work or the extent of our involvement in the development, our goal is the ultimate implementation and successful operation of each and every project we are involved with.

Project definition is the critical first stage of a new project. During this stage our team works out the business model, feasibility of the idea, develops components, creates conceptual design and identifies funding requirements. Once a project is defined, we conduct all detailed design work in-house ready to go to site. Our development team then manages the construction of the projects whilst our operations team monitor the project all the way through to ensure it will be operationally efficient and gear it up for opening with pre-opening management, website and business development and operations management.

We are able to develop individual phases of a project if the entire process is not required. We quite often find ourselves consulting for projects by providing advice on how to structure businesses, explaining what components to include, helping put financial models together, evaluating operations to help improve the bottom line and providing recommendations for future expansions.

We ensure that all of our departments input their expert knowledge into each phase of a project to ensure a smooth and successful integration between all of the development phases.

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Reporting Back from Sea Otter Classic 2018

    Sun’s out, the bikes are out and the trails are mint – it’s finally Spring in the Northern hemisphere and we’re excited to be back on the mountain biking trails here in Whistler, Canada! To kick off the biking season our Development Co-ordinator, Adrian Paul, got amongst the 500+ exhibitor booths at this year’s Sea Otter Classic checking in with some of our partners and meeting lots of great new contacts.

    If you’re not familiar with the mountain biking world (you really should be, it’s awesome!), the Sea Otter Classic is an annual mountain bike festival and expo held at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California and has since …

  • 18 Jan 2018

    New Brighton Playground and Splash Park: Before & After

    The grand opening last month was a huge success so we wanted to share some photos and video of the grand opening- take a look!


    Here’s an image of what the whale pool and playground looked like before the remodel:


    And the new playground and splash pad now:

    An overhead view of the new playground and splash park on opening day. PC: YeahNah Productions

     The grand opening ceremony had a huge attendance, despite cooler conditions. PC: Select Contracts

    Many children made the most of the water feature and whale pool. PC: Select Contracts

    The sun came out just in time to test out the new splash park features. PC: John …

  • 20 Oct 2017

    New Brighton Community Engagement

    Have Your Voice Heard

    As we move into the second phase of the New Brighton Community Foreshore development, the community is being asked for input.

    Part of our design process is to engage the community to gain feedback ensuring that what we are creating will be best received by the local community in Christchurch.

    You can find out more information and voice your opinion on the Christchurch City Council website by 5pm, 10 November 2017.


    An early concept design of the potential Hot Pools layout.

    Project Status: Open for Feedback

    In the recent engagement piece, Council voiced that “The idea for a hot pools complex was raised by residents during the Council-led New …

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Newest Development Confirmed: Porirua Adventure Park

    Last week Select Contracts CEO Chris Sutton and Regional Director for NZ & Australia Darron Charity attended the official public announcement of Porirua Adventure Park, a development by Select Contracts.

    The park will be the first of its kind in New Zealand with an indoor surf park, lift-access mountain bike trails, sightseeing trails for walking and hiking, a 200-seat cafe located at the base with a smaller cafe at the top station of the lift. All the biking and hiking trails will be free to use.

    Select Contracts is very excited to announce their partnership with Porirua City Council for the development of the Porirua …



Chris Sutton and the entire Select Contracts team have been an invaluable strategic partner for our company. From day one, they have far exceeded our expectations by going above and beyond to ensure our success. They embody ‘what is good for our clients is good for us’, and this shows through in everything they work on for us. Much more than just a consultancy, Chris and the team ensure that they are available to us as an industry-leading resource for our continued business development. We cannot recommend Select Contracts highly enough. Your business and projects will be positively impacted in every meaningful way from working with Select Contracts.

Brian Fahmie, CEO/ Co-Founder, Game Complex


Contact us

Get in touch with us at our head office located in Whistler, BC, Canada at or our New Zealand office. If we’re not there, we’re probably out skiing or biking! You may also use the contact form found at the bottom of the page.




Canada office
201-4309 Village Stroll
Whistler, BC
V8E 1E4, Canada

T: +1 604 938 0299
F: +1 604 677 6673

New Zealand office
T: +64 27 373 7568

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