All are Welcome!

UBC Recreation is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible, and respectful experience for all of its patrons, volunteers, and staff. An individual’s physical or mental ability, level of health or wellbeing, physical size or fitness level; sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; racial, ethnic, or cultural identity should not be a barrier to anyone visiting our facilities or participating in our programs. Along with the University, UBC Recreation is striving to create a sport and recreation experience that challenges or removes conventions that marginalize or limit the opportunities for individuals to participate. Through education, evaluation, and evolution, we are making changes to our programs, policies, and culture to establish a more inclusive experience.

Resources Available Now

To ensure we provide the best experience possible, we offer a range of resource forms tailored to cater to participants’ diverse needs:

  • For individuals with youth and camps exceptionalities and behaviour concerns, visit here
  • For individuals who require support or accommodation, visit here
  • For individuals who require an Inclusion Care Attendant, visit here 
  • If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve our inclusivity and accessibility efforts, visit here

Please note after filling out these forms, you will be contacted by a UBC Recreation staff member if applicable. If you are unsure which form to fill out, please contact us at and one of our team members will guide you through the process.  

Key Contact

Should you have any questions about inclusivity at UBC Recreation or accessing our programs, please send an email to and we will be happy to help you to the best of our ability.

Facility Information 

Explore our facilities, equipped with accessibility features, including accessibility maps, virtual tours, accessible washrooms, change-rooms and more. To learn more, visit: 

 Additional Resources

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a second of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics & Recreation. To learn more, visit: 

What’s New

*New* 2STNB & Sensory Sensitive Swim Times

September 18, 2023

The UBC Aquatic Centre is excited to introduce two new swim times! Join us for Sensory Sensitive Swim on Wednesday mornings and Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary (2STNB) Swim on Friday evenings.

Fall 2023 Gender Inclusive Update

August 22, 2023

Beginning fall 2023, UBC Recreation is introducing some changes across our programs, specifically for adult programs aged 18 and above. To encourage an inclusive environment and better identify experiences that may be impacted by gender related considerations, additional designations will be included in the names or descriptions of activities. 

Header image showing UBC's south sport facilities

Women (Trans Welcome) & 2STNB Fitness Hours

August 15, 2023

Students are encouraged to visit the ARC Lower Level Studio during special Women (Trans Welcome) & Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary (2STNB) fitness hours. Enjoy private studio times, access to equipment, and the supervision of friendly and knowledgeable staff who self-identify as a woman or 2STNB.

Facility Access, Features and Accessibility Maps

August 14, 2023

UBC Recreation strives to include all individuals in the programs and events, regardless of ability. We offer adaptation and modification wherever feasible to allow those people with disabilities to participate in the best way possible.