UCalgary Active Living

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

Active Living Welcomes You Back

OCTOBER UPDATE: The Aquatic Centre is now open for registered programming.

Fall programs are now open for registration! Our facilities and staff have incorporated new safety guidelines and are now ready to welcome back our community for registered programming.

There is currently no drop-in availability for our Fitness Centre, Racquet Centre, Aquatics Centre, gymnasiums, or the Climbing/Bouldering Wall, all visits must be part of a registered program. Check out our offerings on the right.

At this time Active Living and the Faculty of Kinesiology would like to welcome University of Calgary students to the Fitness Centre.

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.

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. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed).
  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.