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 fall academic courses or those who have purchased a fall 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 fall 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.

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Upcoming Adventures

Outdoor Archery at Hart House Farm

A Tri-Campus event brought to you by MoveU.  We will travel by bus to Hart House Farm for the following activities: outdoor archery, cider press, hiking and drop-in sports.  Transportation and dinner are included. The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 1:30pm sharp and return back by 9:00pm

Dates: Saturday, September 23rd
Location: Hart House Farm
Registered Student Price:  $20 (plus tax)

Timing: 1:30pm - 9:00pm
Registration Codes#47060
Last day for full refund: Friday, September 15th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00pm


Horseback Riding

Participants will travel by bus to Pleasure Valley in the Durham forest.  Groups will enjoy 1.5 hours of interaction with their house and riding through the scenic trails.  Other activities that are included are hiking through the forest, a wagon ride, volleyball and horseshoes.  Transportation and a BBQ catered lunch is included.  The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 8:30am sharp and return back by 5:00pm.

Dates: Thursday, October 12th
Location: Pleasure Valley
Registered Student Price:  $35 (plus HST)
Non-Registered Student Price:  $45 (plus HST)

Registration Codes#47152
Last day for full refund:  Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00pm
Registration Closes: Friday, October 6th at 5:00pm

Horseback Riding Poster


Hiking at Rouge National Urban Park

Enjoy the beautiful Fall colours and hike through the trails at our local National park.  Transportation and snacks are included.  The bus will leave from the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre at 1:30pm sharp and return back by 5:00pm.

Dates: Friday, November 3rd
Location: Rouge Park
Registered Student Price:  $5 (plus tax)

Registration Codes#47061
Last day for full refund:  Wednesday, November 1st at 5:00 pm 
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 1st at 5:00 pm

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UTSC on Ice

Celebrate the end of exams and the start of the holiday season by joining us for a skate at Harbourfront Centre.

Dates: Wednesday, December 20th from 5:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Harbourfront Centre
Registered Student Price:  FREE




Looking to explore the outdoors on your own, check out these great ideas!


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