Welcome!

UBC Recreation is committed to providing all individuals on campus with welcoming, accessible, and enjoyable physical recreation opportunities. Explore this section to find free and low barrier activities suitable for all abilities, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

What’s Your Movement Goal?

At UBC we believe that every individual is unique in their physical activity needs and that through recreation you can connect with the community, cope with stress, and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Knowing your goals for being active can help you to determine the best options available to fit your lifestyle. Discover some programs or events at UBC that might pique your interest.
  • Discover 124 different group fitness classes for no cost at UBC Recreation's Free Week from September 9-15, 2019. Details can be found on the Free Week page.
  • Join a free Guided Walk!
  • Find some time for drop-in sports and activities such as badminton and basketball.
  • Gain confidence and learn from a Personal Trainer
  • Simply sit less and move more. Find fun and different way to be active in February with the annual Move UBC campaign.

How Can We Help You Move at UBC?

Sometimes it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise between class, work, studying, commuting, and family responsibilities. We are committed to offering a diverse range of physical recreation opportunities suitable for all ages, abilities, and needs. If you have concerns about whether a program or event is right for you, reach out and let us help!

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 person:

Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)

Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

UBC Recreation is a member of the Physical Activity Office and partners across campuses with multiple departments to help all UBC community members to move more and sit less.  The Physical Activity Office acts to improve individual health, wellbeing, and quality of life through a collaborative and coordinated approach to programming, research, and education in physical activity and health promotion. One of the many projects of the Physical Activity Office is the annual Move UBC campaign.  Find out how you can partner with us by contacting the Physical Activity Office directly at physical.activity@ubc.ca.

We want every person to find a way to participate in our programs. Wherever possible, we strive to adapt programs and events to offer all participants of all abilities the chance to try our programs. Here are some below!

Should you have questions about any of the programs you see both in the list above or anywhere on the Recreation website, please contact the Student Recreation Centre (SRC) Operations desk and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

What’s New?

Hiring Opportunities for Fall & Winter 2021/22

May 25, 2021

UBC Athletics & Recreation will be hiring for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 positions on June 4. If you are a UBC student who is looking for a flexible work environment, you can apply to work at one of the many locations we have on campus!


Go by Bike Week | May 31 – June 6!

May 20, 2021

Want to get out on your bike more? Like a little friendly competition? Go by Bike Week returns May 31st – June 6th! Go by Bike Week is a great way to get healthy while reducing your carbon footprint.


UBC Recreation Graduating Students Pt 1

May 18, 2021

Every year we say goodbye to a handful of amazing members of our UBC Recreation community as we congratulate them for completing their undergrads at UBC. This is part 1 of our graduation series as they reflect on their time at UBC and providing some words of wisdom for incoming students.