Welcome to UBC Recreation Fitness & Classes

UBC Fitness Programs are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the UBC Community. We have two fitness facilities: The BirdCoop Fitness Centre and the ARC Fitness Centre. These facilities offer gym memberships, women’s only fitness times, climbing cave, a variety of fitness classes, as well as personal training for individuals of all fitness levels. Access to facility requires advanced registration.

What’s New?

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Facility Hours

September 15, 2021

UBC Recreation’s Sports Facilities will have adjusted hours on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage guests to plan ahead if they are planning to visit our facilities.


Access Change for ARC & SRC Beginning Sep 13

September 10, 2021

Starting September 13, access to the ARC & SRC facilities will be changed. SRC can only be entered via the north doors; ARC lower level only via the east stairwell.


Proof of COVID Vaccination Requirement

September 9, 2021

UBC students, faculty, and staff – Please note that the proof of vaccination requirement to access fitness centres, team sports, and other recreational activities is by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and is distinct from UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program and its declaration of vaccination status.