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).


Latest Outdoor News

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.


Reminder: We Spring Forward on Sunday!

Please remember to set your clocks for Daylight Savings on Sunday! Have a wonderful weekend.

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: