Outdoor Centre

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Winter gear rentals are live! Book your gear.

What sets us apart

Everyone is welcome. The Outdoor Centre, part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Active Living, has been renting gear and teaching outdoor skills for more than 40 years. We offer a large range of expertise, lessons and rentals at affordable rates to our outdoor clients 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 with the help of the shared Active Living registration tool.


Rental Gear

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

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Ski / Bike 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.

Avalanche Skills Training

Take our progressive Avalanche Skills Training (AST) with professional Canadian Avalanche Association certified instructors and be prepared for a winter of fun in the backcountry. 

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

Be introduced to beautiful Rocky Mountain snowshoeing locations in the safety of a group with an experienced guide. To start your adventure, go to our snowshoeing page and choose a location, then click 'browse programs' to choose a date to register. Easy!

Featured news

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

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Worldwide adventurer and stunt double leads University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

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Want to get active indoors and on-campus instead? 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.