We want every individual at UBC, whether student, faculty, staff or community resident, to find ways to move more and sit less. Let us help you find a way to move at UBC, through free and low barrier programs, designed to be fun for all abilities, backgrounds and fitness levels.

What’s Your Movement Goal?

Getting moving isn’t always just about “how you should for your health.” We believe in using recreation to help you meet other life goals.  Knowing why you want to move helps you to determine the best option. Click below on some of the movement goals to discover ideas of programs or events at UBC that might be of interest:

How Can We Help You Move at UBC?

There are so many options to move at UBC but unfortunately sometimes it's hard to find a way to fit it in among all the classes, work, family responsibilities or friend responsibilities.  We want everyone to find a way to move as part of their life at UBC, so if you're having trouble or concerns about whether a program or event is right for you because of age, health, clothing, fitness level, gender, special facility needs or other reasons, please let us discuss these with you!

Please call or send us an email at the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk to start the conversation and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

We want every person to find a way to participate in our programs.  Wherever possible, we strive to adapt programs and events, and integrate participants of all abilities into our programs.  You would be surprised to know what we have accomplished in order to ensure all our participants have an amazing experience! Let us see what we can do to help you also have a great time with UBC Recreation.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

UBC Recreation has joined other service providers, academic researchers and other partners across the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses to aid in the development of a plan to help UBC community members move more and sit less.  Looking at campus-wide strategies to create a culture that supports wellbeing through movement, we will be sharing the strategy with the broader community in late Fall 2016.

Learn about programs specifically suited to you

Physical Activity News & Upcoming Events

2017 Spring Summer Guides Now Available

UBC Recreation is here to get our community moving. We’re proud to offer a variety of programs and activities for everyone of all ages and skill levels. From first time swim lessons for 6-month olds to intramural league sports and Seniors Tennis, and everything in between.

View the 2017 Spring Summer Guide for all the information you need to know to get moving.

Adult Recess

Take a break from work and be a kid again! Break away from your routine and join us for a free active break with games and activities such as outdoor badminton, frisbee croquet, and more!


Join us this Spring for our free gardening workshops! They’re designed for the beginner or inexperienced gardeners and open to all UBC Community members.

Staff & Faculty Sports Day | May 5th, 2017

This is a free event for all staff and faculty members and graduate students. Come and join in, enjoy some fun teamwork games and celebrate the end of the school year! Registration is now open for Staff and Faculty Sports Day 2017. Register before April 1st!