UCalgary Active Living

The Fitness Centre will remain closed at this time. Please see below for further details.

Programs Currently Available

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Lecture Series: Endurance Athletes

Join us for a special lecture series designed to help give you a competitive advantage.

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Joint Effort and GLA:D

Are you suffering from hip or knee pain? Both our Joint Effort and GLA:D programs are back virtually for the spring.

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Virtual Fitness Classes

Work out with our fitness instructors from the comfort of your home! We offer yoga, low impact circuits, spin, full body HIIT workouts, and more.

Active Living Statement

UPDATE - May 5, 2021

We are currently reviewing the latest Alberta Health Services provincial announcement. At this time our open registration for aquatic programs will be delayed in coordination with the two-week indoor sport suspension. A new registration date will be set when we receive more information from the government. There are no changes to virtual programming.

The Active Living Fitness Centre will remain closed due to budget limitations. The University of Calgary was required to abide by the provincial guidelines throughout the pandemic, which meant the Fitness Centre and other recreation facilities were required to be closed for extended periods of time. As a result, the university has not charged the campus recreation fee since the 2020 winter term. This fee supports the base funding and operations of these facilities, and is what allows the university to offer all-access membership benefits to students on campus.

Although there is no current timeline for the return of drop-in access, we are working on reopening our scheduled programs and private bookings. If you have any questions about your facility access or membership status, please visit the FAQ section. If you would rather work out from your home or office, check out our virtual fitness programs here.

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Tips for visiting Active Living

Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.   Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed). Drop-in opportunities are not available.  Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available. 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.


Our programs and facilities are operating in a limited capacity at this time.

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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. Current COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

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. Current COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

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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. Current COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

Need to speak to the Active Living Client Services desk? Call 403.220.7749 Client Services phone lines will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am-3pm

Get into Mini University fun year-round

Mini University is now offering year-round programming! Register now for one of our top-attended programs. Registration is limited.

The University of Calgary offers some of the best summer camps around. Lucky for you, there's no need to wait until summer to get a taste. Mini U is has fall and winter programming, and Winter Break and Spring Break camps pack all your summer favourites into one week.

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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.