Outdoor Recreation

Come experience the serenity, peaceful and adventurous world of the great outdoors. Research suggests that being physically active outdoors helps reduce stress, anxiety, anger, and improves mood, overall health and wellbeing.  

Registration Steps:
Registered student prices are for UofT students taking summer academic courses or those who have purchased a summer non-registered student membership for the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.  Register online at recreg.utoronto.ca or in person at the TPASC Registration Desk. A Login ID and PIN are required for online registration. Contact the Athletics Department (416 283-2918) or email Candice Pope with your Student Number. Once you have your Login ID and PIN, visit University of Toronto Program Registration to register for classes. The course code for each trip can be found below.

Non-registered student prices are for UofT students who are not taking summer academic courses, along with UTSC Faculty, Staff and recent U of T grads.   To register, please contact Laurie Wright lwright@utsc.utoronto.ca.  Your email should include the trip details, student number (if applicable) and how you are associated to UofT.  External guests of participants are not eligible to attend Outdoor Recreation Trips unless space allows.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued 5 business days prior to the trip.  All trips are weather dependent and may be rescheduled or cancelled.  Full refunds will be given, upon request, for rescheduled trips.

For all trips that include being on boat or in the water, we are now providing a FREE deep water orientation session at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.  This one hour class will include jumping into the water with a life jacket on and getting to the edge of the pool safely.  No swim experience necesary.  To book your session, please contact Ramona Seupersad at seupersad@utsc.utoronto.ca

Please note that all Outdoor Recreation trips that include transportation will meet at the East entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (875 Morningside Ave). This will be the pick up and drop off location.

Check out our Recap Video here.

2017 Outdoor Recreation Brochure

 

Upcoming Adventures

 

Treetop Trekking

This 3 hour Treetop Trekking adventure includes zip-lining and climbing through obstacle courses in a serene forest setting.  This is an instructor led adventure and all equipment will be provided. No experience necessary.  Transportation and snacks included.  Please bring your own lunch. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 6:45am (trip #1) and 9:45am (trip #2)  sharp and return back by 3:30pm (trip #1) or 6:30pm (trip #2).

Dates: Friday, June 2
Location: Horseshoe Valley
Registered Student Price:  $27 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price:  $40.50 (plus tax)

Trip - 9:45am - 6:30pm
Registration Codes#44711
Last day for full refund: Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Sunday, May 28th at 11:59pm

Treetop Trekking Poster

Trip Information Page

 

Mountain Biking

Start with a 1 hour orientation on a mountain bike and continue for an additional hour with our group on the x-country trails through the forest at Horseshoe Valley.  You will also have 2 hours of leisure time to enjoy the adventure park activities.  Mini putting, outdoor rock climbing, large maze and more!  Transportation and snacks provided - please bring your own lunch. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 6:45am (trip #1) and 9:45am (trip #2)  sharp and return back by 3:30pm (trip #1) or 6:30pm (trip #2).

Dates: Friday, June 2
Location: Horseshoe Valley
Registered Student Price: $32 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price:  $48 (plus tax)

Trip - 9:45am - 6:30pm
Registration Codes#44713
Last day for full refund: Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Sunday, May 28th at 11:59pm

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Trip Information Page

 

Outdoor Rock Climbing

We will travel to Rattlesnake Point where you will challenge yourself to climb up to 80ft on some of the best rock in Southern Ontario.  All instructors are fully certified and all equipement plus helmet are included.   No experience necessary - beginner to advanced courses are available.  We will head out for a social dinner to share our adventures before returning home.  Dinner costs not included.  Transportation and snacks are included, please bring your own lunch. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 8:15am sharp and return back by 8:00pm

Dates: Tuesday, June 13
Location: Rattlesnake Point in Milton
Registered Student Price:  $27 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price:  $40.50 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44714
Last day for full refund: Monday, June 5th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Monday, June 5th at 5:00pm

Outdoor Rock Climbing Poster

 

Hiking

This hike will take place through some of the Bruce Peninsula trails, where you'll have over 20kms of trails to choose from.  You may hike with a group leader or follow the trail maps with some friends.   No experience necessary - beginner to advanced trails are available.  We will head out for a social dinner to share our adventures before returning home.  Dinner costs not included.  Transportation and snacks are included, please bring your own lunch. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 8:15am sharp and return back by 8:00pm

Dates: Tuesday, June 13
Location: Halton Parks in Milton
Registered Student Price:  $15 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $22.50 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44715
Last day for full refund: Monday, June 5th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Monday, June 5th at 5:00pm

Hiking Poster

 

Caving, Hiking & Swimming

Travel with your trip supervisors to the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area.  It takes its name from a series of seven caves found in the park.  Come explore the multiple courses in this natural underground jungle gym.  You will also have leisure time to check out the 15km of hiking trails and have a swim in the lake.  Participants must bring their own flashlight or headlamp.  No experience necessary, however a FREE deep water orientation session is highly recommended, if you plan to go swimming.  Transportation and snacks are included, please bring your own lunch. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 8:00am sharp and return back by 5:00pm

Dates: Friday, July 28 (due to weather - the original trip date of June 30 was postponed)
Location: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area
Registered Student Price:  $15 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $22.50 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44721
Last day for full refund: Friday, July 21st at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59pm

Trip Information Page

Caving map and information 

 

Canoe or Tandem Kayak

Enjoy a guided tour down the Humber River.  Your tour will include a brief orientation, safety talk and approx. 2 hours of paddling with opportunities to get out and stretch your legs.  Experienced guide and all paddling equipment, including life jacket, are provided.  No experience necessary, however you must feel comfortable around water.  FREE deep water orientation session is highly recommended.  Transportation and snacks are included. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 3:45pm sharp and return back by 9:00pm

Dates: Friday, July 14
Location: Humber River
Registered Student Price:  $22 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $33 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44716
Last day for full refund: Thursday, July 6th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Sunday, July 9th at 11:00pm

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Kayak (single)

Enjoy a guided tour down the Humber River.  Your tour will include a brief orientation, safety talk and approx. 2 hours of paddling with opportunities to get out and stretch your legs.  Experienced guide and all paddling equipment, including life jacket, are provided.  No experience necessary, however you must feel comfortable around water.  FREE deep water orientation session is highly recommended.  Transportation and snacks are included. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 3:45pm sharp and return back by 9:00pm

Dates: Friday, July 14
Location: Humber River
Registered Student Price:  $27 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $40.50 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44717
Last day for full refund: Thursday, July 6th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Sunday, July 9th at 11:00pm

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Stand Up Paddleboard

Take a sunset paddle board on Frenchman's Bay in Pickering and take in the serine feeling of gliding on top of the water.  An instructor will take you through some of the basics of gear knowledge, safety, kneeling, standing and proper paddling technique.  All equipment, including a life jacket, is included.  No experience necessary.  You must feel comfortable around water and it is highly recommended to attend our FREE deep water orientation.  Transportation and snacks are included. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 5:30pm sharp and return back by 9:30pm

Dates: Thursday, August 10 (trip #1) or Friday, August 11 (trip #2)
Location: Frenchman's Bay, Pickering
Registered Student Price:  $27 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $40.50 (plus tax)
 

Trip #1 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Registration Codes#44718
Last day for full refund: Wednesday, August 2nd at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Wednesday, August 2nd at 5:00pm

Trip #2 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Registration Codes#44719
Last day for full refund: Thursday, August 3rd at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Thursday, August 3rd at 5:00pm

Paddle Boarding Poster

 

White Water Rafting

End your summer with a thrilling splash!  We'll take a coach bus up to the Ottawa River to spend 2 nights and 3 days at the beautiful Wilderness Rafting Resort.  What's included:  Bus transportation, 2 days of rafting with all the necessary equipment, 5 full meals & snacks, resort activities, full shower/washroom facilities and a lifetime experience!  Bring your own sleeping bag and tent.  We can provide 4x6 tents upon request.  No experience necessary, however participants must do a FREE deep water orientation or show a swim badge as a pre-requisite.  The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 8:30am sharp and return back by 10:00pm on Sunday.

Dates: Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27
Location: Ottawa River
Registered Student Price:  $150 (plus tax)
Non-Registered Student Price: $202.50 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#44720
Last day for full refund: Sunday, August 13th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Thursday, August 17th at 5:00pm

 

 

 

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Team Building Activities

Do you have a UTSC Department, student club or group or that could benefit from experiencing some team building skills, strategic planning, trust games or communication development?  We can offer you a custom built activity to suit your needs outdoors or indoors. 

To set up a consultation, contact Laurie Wright at lwright@utsc.utoronto.ca