Start with UBC Recreation

Helpful hints & events to get you started

UBC Recreation offers an extensive and diverse range of programming for users of all abilities and fitness levels. Here are some helpful resources to get you started on your journey through recreation and physical activity at UBC.

Explore UBC Recreation

Answer questions and get personalized recommendations to help you find programs that are right for you and new things to try!

Confused about a term? Check out our quick guide on commonly used terms at UBC Recreation to help you through the questions.

Locations & Facilities

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s sport facilities. Find out where the UBC Aquatic Centre is located or have a 360° view of the fitness centres before you visit.

Free T-Birds T-shirt

Wednesday, September 8 | 3:00-5:00pm

If you’re new to UBC and missed out on grabbing a fresh, new UBC Thunderbirds t-shirt, don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

Come visit the Student Recreation Centre and we’ll get you set up with a shirt so you can officially be a part of the T-Birds family!

Virtual Intro to Rec

Sep 7 | 9:00-10:30 am & 3:30-5:30 pm

Have questions about the programs UBC Recreation offers? Check out one of the upcoming virtual info sessions for an intro to rec and opportunities for questions & answers.

Free Week | Sep 13-19

Sep 9-13 | Various times

UBC Recreation’s Free Week is an opportunity to try different group fitness, yoga, dance, martial arts classes and activities. No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcome!

Set Up a UBC Rec Login

Start setting up your UBC Recreation login to buy memberships, sign-up for activities, and access affiliated rates.

  • Integrated with your UBC CWL
  • Enhanced online experience
  • Managing additional Family Members