Gear Rentals

We have over 10,000 quality outdoor gear rental items to choose from; however we are currently CLOSED. Stay tuned for updates as phased re-openings are introduced at UCalgary.  

How to rent gear at the Outdoor Centre

You can drop in the shop or call to reserve. We recommend booking a week in advance for long weekends, and 2 weeks for large group bookings. You will need a credit card to reserve gear. A non-refundable half-day deposit is required.

Get a parking pass

Outdoor Centre customers can park in the free 15-minute loading zone in Lot 5 (at our front doors). Come in get your temporary parking pass to display on your dash. 

Have your ID ready

Bring photo ID (driver's licence, passport or UCID card) so that we can pull up your profile. We can help you set up a profile if it is your first time.

Check it over

Try it on and double check that all is as it should be BEFORE you go, then read and sign the rental contract. You are responsible for the gear. Do you have insurance?


We accept credit, debit or cash. Some rental items require payment by credit card. We don't accept debit to reserve over the phone.

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All gear rentals

We have over 10,000 quality rental items available for you to choose from. All prices are per day unless stated otherwise. 

Rent rafts

Rent rafts

We have a large number of high-quality multi-chamber floater and whitewater rafts for rent. Save time and review the information and prices on the Raft Rentals page.

Rent skis

Rent downhill skis

We have many pairs of Head downhill skis in a variety of sizes available to rent. Save time and review the information and prices on the Downhill Ski Rental page.

Looking for used gear for sale? Check our rack in the lobby regularly.