Welcome to UBC Recreation Outdoor programs!

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 paddle-boarding, kayaking 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. If outdoor safety or fitness education peaks your interest, become certified with our Remote and Wilderness First Aid courses and online Fitness Knowledge courses from the Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES).

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Latest Outdoor News

May Long Weekend Facility Hours

Hours for UBC Recreation facilities on the May long weekend are as follows:

Student Recreation Centre

Saturday, May 19th – 9am – 9pm
Sunday, May 20th – 9am – 9pm
Monday, May 21st – 12pm – 6pm

Birdcoop Fitness Centre

Saturday, May 19th – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 20th – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday, May 21st – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

The ARC

Saturday, May 19th – CLOSED
Sunday, May 20th – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday, May 21st – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

UBC Aquatic Centre

Saturday, May 19th – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 20th – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May 21st – 10:00am – 2:00pm

UBC Tennis Centre

Saturday, May 19th – 9am – 6pm
Sunday, May 20th – 8am – 6pm
Monday, May 21st – CLOSED

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Admin Office hours:
Friday, May 18th – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, May 19th – CLOSED
Sunday, May 21st – CLOSED
Monday, May 21st – CLOSED

Proshop Hours:
Friday, May 18th – 8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, May 19th – 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, May 20th – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May21st – CLOSED

Note: There are no public sessions this weekend due to the Challenge Cup

UBC Camps Office

Saturday, May 19th – CLOSED
Sunday, May 20th – CLOSED
Monday, May 21st – CLOSED

UBC Boathouse

Friday, May 18th – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, May 19th – CLOSED
Sunday, May 20th- CLOSED
Monday, May 21st – CLOSED

War Memorial Gym

Saturday, May 19th – CLOSED
Sunday, May 20th – CLOSED
Monday, May 21st – CLOSED

Meet the MoveU Crew ‘Passion Specialist’

Meet our ‘Passion Specialist’ Kirk. Kirk joined the MoveU Crew this winter and provides charm and wit as he guides weekly walks around campus. We found out more about Kirk during this week’s Dog Walk.

“We guide walks around our beautiful campus and bring ideas from strangers which will inspire you and help you escape from the stressful life.”

Inspiration? Sports, sleeping and food.

Favorite way to move? Night jogging with my favorite music on, around the beautiful UBC campus.

Favorite movie? Forrest Gump. Run! Run! Run Forrest run!

Food? Tacos and my granny’s special Miso Soup!

Approach to health? Tennis and karate. Imagine the final is the ball, hit it as hard as I can.

Parting words? Hi there, I love meeting new friends during our walks and talking with them.

I have a very diverse background. Want to get inspired? Find me via the MoveU Crew and join our guided walks. We will “moveU” to where you want to be. The sky is our limit!

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event.

Join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus.

 

Update – Online Registration System Restored

UPDATED 4:11PM: Our registration system is back online. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our online registration system. We are currently working on a solution and will update when it has been resolved. While we are looking for a solution you can contact us to register over the phone or in-person for programs at any of our facilities.

Spring & Summer Fitness Program Registration Now Open!

Get ready for an exciting spring & summer of fun programs! Browse through all the different ways that you can get moving this year: