UCalgary Active Living

Welcome back! We are now opening limited programs and facilities. See the details below. 

Active Living Welcomes You Back

We are excited to announce we are initiating the first stage of re-opening a number of our recreation programs and facilities. Find out what's new.

The Fitness Centre is only reopening to students on the physical campus who have paid mandatory campus recreation fees for the fall. The tentative date to re-open is September 14. However, we may open to others in the coming weeks dependent on capacity. 

We are incorporating new safety guidelines as we prepare to open a limited number of registered programs for the greater community including online students, staff, faculty, and public.

Stay tuned as we will share updates on each program page. See the list to the right. 

Tips for visiting Active Living

  1. Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.  
  2. Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. 
  3. Drop-in opportunities are not available. 
  4. Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available.
  5. When you register for a program, we will supply you with new safety guidelines. Please review them carefully prior to your visit. 



We are leading the way to healthy, active living

Active Living is part of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. As one of the most diverse recreation providers based on a North American campus, Active Living combines UCalgary campus recreation, health and wellness programs, youth and community programming.

We operate several recreation facilities on campus: Fitness Centre, Aquatic Centre, Gymnastics Centre, Racquet Centre, and the climbing and bouldering walls at the Outdoor Centre. We strive to promote lifelong active living for all.

Public Welcome

Our recreation programs and facilities are open to everyone. We have options for children, adults and seniors, as well as many options for those with special needs. 

Personal Training session program


You don't need a membership to sign up for one of our great programs. From health and fitness to sports activities and kids programs, you might just discover a new interest.

Aquatic Centre Facility


Members of the public are welcome to visit the UCalgary Aquatic Centre, Fitness Centre, Racquet Centre, Gymnastics Centre, climbing and bouldering walls, and Olympic Oval.

Bouldering wall


Choose one of our affordable membership options for yourself or your family. Discounts available for UCalgary alumni, staff and faculty members, as well as seniors.

Need to speak to the Active Living Client Services desk? Call 403.220.5029

Man hiking across rocks in water using poles

Experience nature with the Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre, part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Active Living at the University of Calgary, has been renting gear and teaching outdoor skills to the public for more than 40 years. 

Find everything you need for your next adventure in one place.