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Outdoor Centre

Include us in your outdoor adventures.
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What sets us apart

Everyone is welcome. The Outdoor Centre has been renting gear and delivering outdoor programs for more than 45 years. We offer a large range of programs and rentals to outdoor lovers both on and off campus. 



Programs, lessons, and trips. Our experienced program coordinators ensure that you have the safest and best experience available. Browse through our offerings and register online.


Rental Gear

Choose from over 10,000 used, outdoor rental equipment items including rafts, canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards. Our winter gear rentals, skis, snowshoes, ice axes, splitboards, safety gear and more!

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Bike/Ski Repair services

Bike Shop: qualified bike mechanics and full range of parts for your mountain or road bike. Ski / Board Repair Shop: experienced techs can wax, tune or repair your snowboards, downhill, alpine touring or telemark skis.

Featured news

Say goodbye to your fitness comfort zone and hello to something new

UCalgary Outdoor Centre's Paul Chiddle offers five steps to change up your fitness routine

Worldwide adventurer and stunt double leads University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

New manager’s lifetime in mountains sparks education

A new landing for Outdoor Centre hang-gliding veteran

Retiring John Janssen encourages all to try something new to keep active for life

Shoulder injury? Surgery is not the only option

Sport Medicine Centre hosts free event to learn about managing shoulder injuries

Mountain Bike Rides Close to Home

Fun rides in or near Calgary

In the News Apple Mag

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Read more news from the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre.

Want to get active indoors? Browse the Active Living website.

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Bowness Park

We work with the City of Calgary to operate the boathouse, skate shop and train rides at Bowness Park.