Outdoor Recreation

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
Join this Discover Scuba Diving Program for a fun, inexpensive, exciting, and learning-packed introduction to scuba diving.  Register directly through SUCI, https://suci2.ca/portfolio/discover-scuba-diving/

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time:  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Registered Student Price:  $135 plus HST   

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 20


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 3:15pm, return by 10:15pm
Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST  

Trip 1
Date: Friday, January 26
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 10 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, January 18 @5:00pm

Trip 2
Date: Friday, February 9
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 24 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Wednesday, January 24 @5:00pm

Trip 3
Date: Friday, March 8
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 21 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Wednesday, February 21 @5:00pm


Overnight Winter Trip at Kandalore
Take a break during Reading Week with winter outdoor activities at Kandalore Resort.  Enjoy tobogganing, skating on a frozen lake, cross-country skiing, night hike with star gazing and engaging activities.  Transportation, heated cabins, 3 meals, equipment and staff guided activities are all included.

Date: Tuesday, February 20 - Wednesday, February 21
Time:  8:30 am on February 20 - 4:00 pm on February 21
Registered Student Price:  $115 plus HST 

Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 4 
Refund Deadline: Sunday, February 4 @5:00pm


Previous Adventures

Rouge Park Hike & Bonfire
See the leaves in the beautiful fall colours as you hike through our local Rouge Urban National Park.  End with a social bonfire and s'mores on campus.  Bus, snacks and guides included.  Participants should meet at the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre for bus transportation.

Date: Friday, October 27
Time:  1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Registered Student Price:  $10 plus HST 

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 24 
Refund Deadline: Sunday, October 22 @5:00pm


Horseback Riding
Experience the sensation of horseback riding through Fallbrook Farm.  Enjoy a day of outdoor activities with 1.5 hours of horseback riding, wagon ride, BBQ lunch, bonfire and pickleball.  Bus, equipment and snacks included.   Participants should meet at the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre bus transportation.

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time:  7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Registered Student Price:  $75 plus HST   

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29
Refund Deadline: Friday, September 29 @5:00pm


Outdoor Trampoline Park
Enjoy the wonders of nature between earth and sky in a floating tree-lined world.  Interact in this massive network of interconnected trampolines, nets, slides, ramps and forest pathways.  Bus, snacks, 2 hours in the trampoline park, hiking and interactive activities included.  Participants should meet at the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre bus transportation.

Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time:  11:45 am - 5:30 pm
Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST  

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 3
Refund Deadline: Sunday, October 1 @5:00pm


UTSC MoveU Hart House Farm
Unwind with students from all U of T campuses at the scenic Hart House Farm.  Bus transportation, picnic lunch, snacks and guided activities are all included.  We will be exploring the cave area and hiking trails while taking in the beautiful fall leaves.   Other optional activities will include s'mores by the fire, movement and meditation plus interactive games and sports.

Date: Friday, October 13
Time:  8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Registered Student Price:  $15 plus HST 

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9
Refund Deadline: Wednesday, October 4 @5:00pm


Farm Trip
Get the full experience of a working farm at Forsythe Family Farm.  Interact and feed the farm animals, hike the forest trails, go on a wagon ride and strawberry picking.  There will also be free time to roam the area and visit the fresh farm market.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time:  11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $30 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 9
Refund Deadline: Friday, June 9 @5:00pm 


Hike & Paddling
Join us at Kelso Park to hike the scenic forest trails with incredible lookout points.  Our staff will guide you through the intermediate hiking trails along the Niagara escarpement.  Enjoy the afternoon at the beach relaxing, exploring and trying out stand up paddleboarding on the reservoir.  All stand up paddleboards, lifejackets (worn at all times) and instruction included.  We strongly recommend participants take a deep water orientation prior to this trip.  At the end of the day there will be a social dinner (at your own expense) at East Side Mario's before returning home.

Date: Thursday, June 22
Time:  7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Registered Student Price:  $25 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14
Refund Deadline: Wednesday, June 14 @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.  Bus transportation, hot chocolate and snacks included. Skates and assistance with learning to skate will be provided.

Time:  Leave at 2:30pm, return by 9:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $15 plus HST 

Date: Wednesday, December 6
Registration Deadline: December 2 @11:59pm (registration extended)
Refund Deadline: November 29 @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