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 recreation website using their UTORid.

For questions about the trips offered please contact Laurie Wright laurie.wright@utoronto.ca. External guests of participants are not eligible to attend Outdoor Recreation Trips.

Refund Policy: Please see individual trip details below for refund date.  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

Discover Scuba Diving Adventure
The Discover Scuba Diving program is a fun, inexpensive, exciting and learning-packed introduction to scuba diving.  For more information or to register, go to https://suci2.ca/portfolio/discover-scuba-diving/

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time:  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Registered Student Price:  $75 per person  

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 15 @5:00pm


Ski and Snowboard at Lakeridge Resort
Ski or snowboard at Lakeridge resort. All levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Registration fee includes: lift ticket for 5 hours of night skiing or snowboarding, 1 hour lesson for all levels, staff guidance, bus transportation and snacks. Resort offers indoor warming area, storage area, food vendors and washrooms. Rentals for ski or snowboard packages available for an extra $25 fee.  Package includes skis, boots, poles and helmet or snowboard, boots and helmet.

Time:  Leave at 3:30pm, return by 10:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST  

Trip 1
Date: Friday, January 20
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 1 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Sunday, January 1 @5:00pm

Trip 2
Friday, March 10
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 23 @11:59pm

Trip 3
Friday, March 17
Refund Deadline: Sunday, March 12 @11:59pm


Previous Adventures

Ganaraska Forest - Overnight Trip

Travel by bus to the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Conservation area.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to snowshoe and cross-country ski through the snowy trails breaking for a warm lunch in their indoor facility.  All equipment, guides and orientation to the activities are included.   No experience necessary.  As the sun descends, you will have the choice of a guided night hike, a fire with smores in a teepee hut and/or playing board games.   There are dorm style rooms with bunkbeds for our overnight stay.  Dinner and breakfast will also be included.  Halal and vegetarian options are available.

Time:  Leave at 8:00am (Wednesday), return by 11:00am (Thursday)
Registered Student Price:  $100 plus HST 

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - Thursday, February 23
Registration Deadline: January 31 @11:59pm

Refund Deadline: February 12 @5:00pm


UTSC on Ice
Celebrate the holiday season by joining us to skate under the lights on an outdoor rink in downtown Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square.  Skate rentals and assistance with learning to skate will be available.

Time:  Leave at 4:30pm, return by 10:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $15 plus HST 

Date: Tuesday, December 20
Registration Deadline: December 12 @11:59pm

Refund Deadline: December 12 @5:00pm


Forsythe Farm

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

Time:  Leave at 11:30am, return by 6:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST  

Date: Tuesday, October 11
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 6 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Sunday, October 2 @5:00pm


Horseback Riding
Experience the sensation of horseback riding through farm trails.  Enjoy a tractor driven wagon ride and interact with the horses.  Lunch is included.

Time:  Leave at 8:15am, return by 4:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $65 plus HST 

Date: Thursday, October 13
Registration Deadline: October 4 @11:59pm

Refund Deadline: October 4 @5:00pm


Sunset Paddleboarding

Glide on top of the water on a Stand Up Paddleboard while watching the sunset.  Paddleboard, orientation session and lifejacket included.  Bus will leave from east entrance of TPASC.

Time:  Leave at 4:00pm, return by 8:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST 

Date: Friday, September 16
Registration Deadline: September 11 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: September 11 @5:00pm


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


Niagara Falls

Travel by bus to the iconic Niagara Falls area.  The adventure begins with a thrilling hike along the river followed by free time to explore the falls and Clifton Hills attractions.

Time:  Leave at 10:00am, return by 10:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $25 plus HST 

Date: Saturday, October 1
Registration Deadline: September 25 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: September 25 @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



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