Spring/Summer Outdoor Activities

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Learn the basics of something new, improve on the skills you already have, or simply enjoy the outdoors with expert instructors in a variety of land- and water-based activities, including golfing, paddle-boarding, sailing, scuba diving, and whale watching. UBC Recreation strives to provide fun, hands-on outdoor experiences for novice and intermediate participants, and unless stated, no prior experience is necessary.


Our basic sailing courses follow the internationally recognized curriculum which was designed by Sail Canada. Start with CANSail 1 and work your way up! CANSail 1 is an introductory level “learn to sail” program. Learn terminology, points of sail, tacking, and knot tying. CANSail 1 is a prerequisite for CANSail 2.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
CANSail 1 Mon-Fri 1:00PM - 4:00PM Apr 25 Apr 29 5 sessions MacSailing - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $270.00 $270.00 $270.00 $270.00 Apr 22
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CANSail 1 Mon-Fri 6:00PM - 9:00PM Jun 13 Jun 17 5 sessions MacSailing - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $270.00 $270.00 $270.00 $270.00 Jun 10
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CANSail 1 Sat-Sun 1:30PM - 5:30PM Oct 1 Oct 9 4 sessions MacSailing - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $285.00 $285.00 $285.00 $285.00 Sep 28
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CANSail 2 Sat-Sun 1:30PM - 5:30PM Sep 10 Sep 18 4 sessions MacSailing - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $285.00 $285.00 $285.00 $285.00 Sep 7
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Paddle at night to see a totally different world than you experience during the day. Phosphorescence, city lights and the shimmering moon will light your way as you paddle through the smooth night waters off of Jericho Beach.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Full Moon Kayak Tour Sat 9:00PM - 11:30PM May 21 May 21 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $69.00 May 13
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Full Moon Kayak Tour Mon 9:00PM - 11:30PM Jun 20 Jun 20 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $69.00 Jun 12
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Full Moon Kayak Tour Tue 8:30PM - 11:00PM Jul 19 Jul 19 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $69.00 Jul 10
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Full Moon Kayak Tour Thu 7:30PM - 10:00PM Aug 18 Aug 18 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $69.00 Aug 10
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Learn the basics of windsurfing. You will be taken through dry-land simulation, sailing theory, and on the water instruction. Fee includes rental of wind surfboard and sail, wetsuit, and lifejacket.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Intro to Windsurfing Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM Jul 10 Jul 10 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $58.00 Jul 3
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Intro to Windsurfing Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM Jul 24 Jul 24 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $58.00 Jul 16
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Intro to Windsurfing Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM Aug 20 Aug 20 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $58.00 Aug 13
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Intro to Windsurfing Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM Aug 27 Aug 27 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $58.00 Aug 20
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Learn the fundamentals or take your game to the next level. Students will be introduced to all facets of the game. Club fitting, rules, etiquette, course management, and how to practice efficiently will be covered. All levels welcome.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Learn to Golf - WOMEN ONLY Wed 6:00PM - 7:00PM Jun 1 Jun 29 5 sessions Musqueam Golf and Learning Academy NA NA $175.00 $175.00 $175.00 $184.00 May 25
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Learn to Golf Thu 7:00PM - 8:00PM Jun 23 Jul 21 5 sessions Musqueam Golf and Learning Academy NA NA $175.00 $175.00 $175.00 $184.00 Jun 18
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Tai Chi Chuan is a method of health and self development that utilizes graceful and holistic movements to bring the entire person to their own highest potential. This is done by applying the movements into self defense applications that require precise breathing, alignment, and mental focus.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Outdoor Tai Chi Chuan Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM May 19 Jun 16 5 sessions University Boulevard NA May 19. $34.00 $38.00 $38.00 $42.00 May 20
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*This class will take place on the grass meridian on University Boulevard between Main Mall and West Mall. Look for the UBC Recreation sign! In the event of inclement weather, this class will take place in the SRC Dojo.

Take your vinyasa outdoors to enjoy the summer-time sun! Each class will focus on a specific part of your body, and will help you re-energize your mind and body. By connecting to your breath, you will flow smoothly in between a series of poses.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Outdoor Vinyasa Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jul 14 Aug 18 5 sessions University Boulevard  NA NA $49.00 $52.00 $52.00 $57.00 Jul 8
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*This class will take place on the grass meridian on University Boulevard between Main Mall and West Mall. Look for the UBC Recreation sign! In the event of inclement weather, this class will take place in the SRC Dojo.

Participants will learn proper techniques and maneuvers to get them up and skimming. This two hour workshop covers an assortment of flatland skills and transitioning from the sand into the water.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Skimboarding Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM Jul 9 Jul 9 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $50.00 Jul 2
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Skimboarding Sun 1:00PM - 3:00PM Jul 24 Jul 24 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $50.00 Jul 17
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Skimboarding Fri 1:00PM - 3:00PM Aug 5 Aug 5 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $50.00 Jul 27
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Skimboarding Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM Aug 20 Aug 20 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $50.00 Aug 13
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Stand up paddling entails standing on a longboard and propelling yourself with an elongated canoe paddle. Stand up paddling is a great way to improve your core strength and balance, making it an ideal cross-training activity.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Stand-up Paddleboard Sun 8:30AM - 9:30AM Jul 17 Jul 17 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 $40.00 Jul 11
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Stand-up Paddleboard Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM Jul 23 Jul 23 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 $40.00 Jul 16
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Stand-up Paddleboard Sun 8:30AM - 9:30AM Aug 7 Aug 7 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 $40.00 Jul 31
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Stand-up Paddleboard Sun 8:30AM - 9:30AM Aug 21 Aug 21 1 session Windsure - Jericho Sailing Centre NA NA $38.00 $38.00 $38.00 $40.00 Aug 11
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Depart from Jericho Beach 2 hours before sunset in a single kayak for a scenic paddle along the Vancouver shore. Learn about the city’s natural and cultural history from your knowledgeable guide while the sun sets in the West! Equipment is provided, a towel and clothing layers are recommended. Meet at Ecomarine - Jericho Sailing Centre.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Sunset Kayak Tour Fri 7:30PM - 10:00PM Jun 17 Jun 17 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $68.00 Jun 10
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Sunset Kayak Tour Fri 7:15PM - 9:45PM Jul 8 Jul 8 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $68.00 Jul 1
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Sunset Kayak Tour Fri 7:00PM - 9:30PM Jul 29 Jul 29 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $68.00 Jul 22
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Sunset Kayak Tour Fri 6:30PM - 9:00PM Aug 12 Aug 12 1 session Ecomarine - Jericho Beach NA NA $66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $68.00 Aug 5
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Discover Orcas, bow riding porpoises, sea lions, eagles and more while traveling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands by boat. Each trip is guided by a professional naturalist to discuss marine ecosystems and answer any of your questions.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public Register by
Whale Watching Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM May 7 May 7 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 May 3
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Whale Watching Sun 9:00AM - 2:00PM May 8 May 8 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 May 3
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Whale Watching Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM Jun 11 Jun 11 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Jun 7
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Whale Watching Sun 9:00AM - 2:00PM Jun 12 Jun 12 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Jun 7
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Whale Watching Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM Jul 23 Jul 23 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Jul 19
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Whale Watching Sun 9:00AM - 2:00PM Jul 24 Jul 24 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Jul 19
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Whale Watching Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM Aug 20 Aug 20 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Aug 16
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Whale Watching Sun 9:00AM - 2:00PM Aug 21 Aug 21 1 session Vancouver Whale Watch - Steveston NA NA $106.00 $106.00 $106.00 $109.00 Aug 16
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