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 Winter academic courses or those who have purchased a Winter 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 Winter 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

Ski & Snowboard at Brimacombe

Learn to ski/snowboard or improve your skills on three evenings this winter at Brimacombe Ski Resort in North Oshawa.  Lessons are highly recommended for participants that have skied or snowboarded 5 times or less.  Rentals are available or you can bring your own equipment. Transportation and snacks are provided.  Wear appropriate winter attire.

Location: Brimacombe Ski Resort
Time: Leave at 3:30pm, return by 10:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $24 (lift ticket), $24 (equipment rental), $15 (1 hour lesson)

Trip #1
Friday, January 18th
Registration Deadline: January 13
Refund Deadline: January 13 @5:00 p.m.

Trip #2
Friday, February 8th
Registration Deadline: February 1
Refund Deadline: February 1 @5:00 p.m.

Trip #3
Friday, March 8th
Registration Deadline: March 1
Refund Deadline: March 1 @5:00 p.m.


Discover Scuba

Learn the essentials of scuba diving and experience the thrill of what it's like to breathe under water.  All necessary equipment will be included.  Register online at utsc.suci.ca
Please meet your instructors on the deck of the Training Pool in your bathing suit, ready to go.  Must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.  For more information, contact Laurie at lwright@utsc.utoronto.ca

Date: Wednesday, March 20
Location: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Price:  $45
Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, March 13


Arrowhead Provincial Park

Activities will include a choice of up to 4 winter activities: 1) Cross-country skiing  2) Skating  3) Snowshoeing  4) Snow Tubing.  All weather dependent.  Snacks, pizza dinner and transportation is included.  You must bring your own lunch and water bottle.  Dress appropriately for the activities.  Ski and skate rentals available at an extra cost or bring your own; snowshoes will be provided.

Date: Friday, February 22nd
Location: Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville
Time: Leave at 7:00am, return by 9:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $25

Registration Deadline: February 15
Refund Deadline: February 15 @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