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.


Current Adventures

Hiking at Rouge Park
Travel by bus to explore the beautiful Rouge Park and take in the Fall colours of the forest.  Students will be guided through the trails by our staff.  This is a national urban park which has a delicate ecosystem supporting a rich diversity of life.  Trails are moderately easy and we will hike for approximately 2.5 hours.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear athletic shoes.  Bus will leave from East entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 12:30pm, return by 4:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $5 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, November 4
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 3 @11:59 p.m
Refund Deadline: Sunday, October 31 @5:00 p.m


Previous Adventures

Treetop Trekking

Participants will travel by bus to Ganaraska Forest for a 3 hour tree-top trekking adventure. The trip will involve a combination of zip-lining and climbing through obstacle courses up in the trees of a serene forest setting.
No experience necessary. Some physical fitness required. Instructors will give out all necessary equipment and take participants through a safety orientation.  Bus will leave from East entrance of TPASC.

LocationGanaraska Forest

Time - Trip #1:  Leave at 10:15am, return by 4:30pm
Time - Trip #2:  Leave at 12:15pm, return by 6:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, October 14
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 3 @5:00 p.m
Refund Deadline: Sunday, October 3 @5:00 p.m


Discover Scuba

UTSC's Discover Scuba with SUCI program is a fun, inexpensive, exciting and learning-packed, introduction to scuba.  Participants must be fully vaccinated.
Register directly through SUCI - https://suci.ca/index.php/utsc/utsc-discover-scuba-diving

LocationToronto Pan Am Sports Centre

Time:  7:00 - 11:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $45 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, September 22
Refund Deadline: September 15 @5:00pm


Ski & Snowboard Trips

Hit the slopes on a Friday evening this winter at Brimacombe Resort.  We'll have 4-5 hours on the hill to ski or snowboard with a chalet to warm up and socialize.  The resort offers beginner to advanced trails including a small learners hill.  Your lift ticket, transportation and snacks are included.  Lessons and equipment rental are also available for an additional charge.
Lesson Fee: $17 (students) and $18 (non students)
Rental Fee: $25 (students) and $35 (non students)

Location: Brimacombe Resort
Time:  Leave at 3:00pm, return by 10:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $25 plus HST 
Non Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST

Date: Friday, March 6
Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 1
Refund Deadline: Sunday, March 1 @5:00 p.m



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