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 academic courses or those who have purchased a 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 academic courses, along with UTSC Faculty, Staff and recent U of T grads.   To register, please contact Laurie Wright laurie.wright@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 ramona.seupersad@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.
 

Outdoor Recreation Brochure

 

Current Adventures

Treetop Trekking
Enjoy 3 hours of treetop trekking and zip lining with instructors in the Ganaraska Forest.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced courses are available.  No experience necessary; all equipment provided.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Trip 1: Leave at 11:15am, return by 5:00pm, Trip 2: Leave at 2:15pm, return by 8:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $40 plus HST 

Date: Friday, May 27
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 15 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Sunday, May 15 @5:00pm

 

Scenic Caves at Blue Mountain
This adventurous hike will take you through southern Ontario's longest suspension bridge, a labyrinth of caves, crevices and nature trails with a panoramic view of the surrounding blue mountains.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 10:15am, return by 7:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $40 plus HST 

Date: Friday, June 10
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 2 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 2 @5:00pm

 

Outdoor Rock Climbing
Challenge yourself to climb up to 80ft on some of the best rock in southern Ontario.  All equipment including shoes and helmet included.  A social dinner will be held at East Side Mario's before returning home (cost of dinner not included).  Participants must have taken a learn to climb lesson or have indoor climbing/belaying experience.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 8:00am, return by 8:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $40 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $50 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, June 23
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 9 @5:00pm

 

Kelso Hike
Hike through the beautiful niagara escarpment trail system through the Halton parks conservation area.  Stand up paddleboard opportunity, weather permitting.  A social dinner will be held at East Side Mario's before returning home (cost of dinner not included).  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 8:00am, return by 8:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, June 23
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 9 @5:00pm

 

Forsythe Farm
Get the full farm experience at Forsythe Family Farm.  Enjoy picking your own strawberries, feeding the farm animals, tour a working farm and take a wagon ride.  Bring your own lunch for a picnic.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 11:00am, return by 5:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 

Date: Friday, July 8
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 24 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, June 24 @5:00pm

 

Sunset Paddleboard
Glide on top of the water on a Stand Up Paddleboard while watching the sunset.  Paddleboard, orientation session and lifejacket included.  Participants must take a deep water orientation prior to the trip.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 7:00pm, return by 10:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 

Trip #1
Date: 
Friday, July 15
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 1 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, July 1 @5:00pm

Trip #2
Date: 
Friday, July 22
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 8 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, July 8 @5:00pm

Trip #3
Date: 
Friday, August 5
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 22 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, July 22 @5:00pm

Trip #4
Date: 
Thursday, August 11
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 29 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, July 28 @5:00pm

 

White Water Rafting
Escape to the Ottawa river for an exhilarating white water rafting excursion with Wilderness Tours.  Enjoy 2 days of rafting and 2 nights of camping.  Six meals, snacks, sports and activities are included.  All participants must take a deep water orientation prior to the trip.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at TBD, return by TBD
Registered Student Price:  $200 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $250 plus HST 

Date: Sunday, August 28 - Tuesday, August 30
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 27 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Sunday, August 14 @5:00pm

 

 

Previous Adventures

UTSC on Ice

Join us for this unique opportunity to skate outdoors in the heart of downtown Toronto. Skate rentals, instruction, snacks and transportation are included. Please meet at the UTSC Student Centre, the bus will be leaving at 5:00pm.

LocationNathan Phillips Square

Date: Monday, March 7
Time:  5:00 - 10:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $5 plus HST 

 

 

 

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 laurie.wright@utoronto.ca