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 recreation.utoronto.ca or in person at the TPASC Registration Desk. U of T students, staff and faculty will be able to log in to the new recreation website using their UTORid.

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.

Check out our Recap Video here.


Upcoming Adventures



Rouge Valley Hike

Experience the beautiful Fall colours in the forest trails of this local National Urban Park.  Volunteers will guide you through the area with insightful information on the wildlife, plants, history and more.  Snacks and group activities included. 

Location: Rouge Valley
Time: Leave at 1:30pm, return by 5:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $5 plus HST

Date: Friday, November 1
Registration Deadline: October 25
Refund Deadline: October 25 @5:00 p.m


UTSC on Ice

Take a study break by joining us at the Harbourfront Natrel Outdoor Rink.  Hot chocolate and transportation included.  Assistance provided for new skaters.  Skate rentals available onsite.

Location: Harbourfront Outdoor Rink
Time:  Leave at 5:00pm, return by 10:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $5 plus HST

Date: Thursday, December 5
Registration Deadline: November 29
Refund Deadline: November 29 @5:00 p.m




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