The Outdoor Centre began in 1976 as a simple rental shop that was primarily focused on providing students camping and outdoor sports equipment at the lowest possible rate.
Over the years we’ve added rental equipment and programs and expanded our service to the public to the point of becoming the largest centre of its kind in North America. Our goal is to provide you the experience, knowledge and equipment you need to make outdoor activity a regular part of your active lifestyle. With our experienced team of coordinators, and thousands of satisfied users every year we feel confident that we can provide you with an excellent experience.
Being a part of the University of Calgary keeps us focused on providing a solid educational component with each program.
Read about the history of the Outdoor Centre here.