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Outdoor Centre

Include us in your outdoor adventures.
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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. 

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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.

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Rental Gear

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

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Ski/Bike Repair services

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

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

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.