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How does the community get involved in recreation at UBC?

UBC Recreation offers exceptional physical activity experiences that help you improve your overall health and wellbeing, build connections to others, and try something new in the dynamic UBC environment.

Improve your health and wellbeing

Regular physical activity can go a long way to reduced stress and anxiety, to better cognitive performance and increased productivity, as well as improved mood, UBC Recreation aims to help you reach be your best while on campus.

"I enjoy starting my day off with a blast of positive energy while increasing my physical and social wellbeing."

- Steven Weisman

Build connections with others

Moving together is a great way to have fun, build stronger friendships, or make new ones! Foster a community of wellbeing in your community.

"Drop-in badminton is a great way to feel connected to the community. We have all become a big family."

- Ying Zhou

Make physical activity a family affair

All children should experience the positive benefits of physical activity, and families play an important role in determining how children incorporate activity into their life. UBC Recreation offers opportunities for you to enable children to be physically active, as well as opportunities for you to make family time - physical activity time!

"Cub just learned how to skate so it’s great that we can get the whole family up here to play together."

- Jeff Donnelly

UBC Aquatic Centre Memberships:

A membership to the UBC Aquatic Centre gets you access to the pool during public swim times, as well as access to the steam room, sauna, hot tub, and other amenities. Check out the online drop-in calendars for all your swim possibilities.

Fitness Centre Memberships:

One membership gives you access to two fitness centres, and you can bundle it to include unlimited spin & group fitness classes, boot camps, or yoga and Pilates.

Personal Training:

Work towards your fitness goals with a knowledgeable and friendly personal trainer who will keep you accountable and ensure you have fun along the way!

Fitness Classes:

Make it a habit by having set times each week blocked off for exercise, and make it fun by signing up with some colleagues! With over 100 fitness classes to choose from (and discounts for Staff & Faculty) you can find a program you will all love and that fits into your schedule.

Drop-In Sports

The SRC offers a variety of casual and inviting drop-in sports including badminton, volleyball, table tennis, and basketball.

Learn to Play Tennis:

Sign up to learn a new skill with a friend - or meeting new people in a program! The UBC Tennis Centre (Vancouver’s only public indoor tennis facility) offers beginner programs to introduce you to the foundations of the game.

UBC Camps:

UBC Camps offers a wide variety of half-day and full-day camp offerings during Pro-D Days, Spring Break, Winter Break, and in the Summer.

Drop-In Swimming:

Take advantage of the family drop-in rate and enjoy a few hours in the pool. On weekends there are often diving boards, the tarzan rope, and an inflatable obstacle course open during public swim! Check the drop-in schedule for updates on what will be available.

Family Hockey:

A fun way for parents and kids to play together in a safe and fun atmosphere. Check the drop-in schedule for “Family Hockey” drop-in times.

Please note all of these discounts are available to UNA, CSC, or U Town card when they present a valid card at the time of purchase.

Facility Membership & Drop-In Fees:
  • Discounts on drop-in rates, memberships, and programs at the UBC Aquatic Centre. You’ll see “UNA/CSC” rates listed on all pricing tables that discounts apply.
  • Discounts on drop-in public skating at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
    • Discounts on other drop-in offerings like figure skating, stick & puck, or hockey
    • Discounts on skate rentals
    • Discounts on Learn to Skate & Hockey Programs
  • Discounts on fitness centre memberships at the BirdCoop & ARC
    • Discounts on fitness classes, boot camps, dance classes, martial arts classes, as well as yoga and Pilates classes
    • Discounts on personal training packages
  • Free drop-in sports at the Student Recreation Centre and ARC
  • Discounts on adult programs at the UBC Tennis Centre
  • Discounts on eligible UBC Camps programs when you register in person at the UBC Camps Office. On the website each camp states whether it is eligible for a discount


Features for Community Members

The Great Trek Festival

Get Laced Up for October 26

UBC is excited to announce a new festival that celebrates the tradition of student leadership and advocacy, and recognizes the rich history of the Musqueam people on the lands of the UBC Vancouver campus. See what the trek is all about.

Winter Break Camps

Registration Open

Winter camps are open for registration, select one of many of the camps that we offer for kids. There are a variety of camps that offer a creative or active environment for your child what ever they may like.

Winter Camps

UBC Triathlon Duathlon

Registration for March 7, 2020 is open

Kick off your 2020 race season with BC’s longest running triathlon. With a wide variety of distances and race formats, there is something for everyone.

15% Off 3-Pack Personal Training Session

Offer valid through October 7-31

From October 7-31 you can get 15% off a 3-pack of personal training sessions. This does not require a membership to either gym facility, and gives you a chance to work with our very friendly trainers!

Personal Training Promotion Staff and community

Walking Programs

Take a break and move a little!

Let’s take a well-deserved break to spend time with good company and human’s best friends. We’ll set aside our work for a short while to relieve stress and tension, and come back to them with clear minds and a happy disposition.

Walking Programs

Pro D Day Camps

Fall Mix N’ Match

If you haven’t figured out what to do with your kids during Pro D Day’s it is not too late. UBC Camps is offering a variety of camps that can be mixed together to offer the best option for your kids.

Pro D Day Camps

Aqua Fitness Drop-In/Specialty

Free Classes with Drop-In

Drop-In Aqua Fitness classes are included with drop-in admission or a membership pass. Specialty Aqua Fitness classes require a day-of fee or advanced registration. See the classes we offer!


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