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.

Summer 2024 Brochure
 

Current Adventures

Rouge Park Hike & Bonfire
Explore the valleys, cliffs and forest trails of the local National Rouge Park with a guide.  End the hike with a bonfire on campus, s'mores and more. Participants should meet at the east entrance of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre for bus transportation.

Date: Friday, June 14
Time:  4:00pm - 7:30pm; bonfire starts at 7:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $15 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $20 plus HST

Registration Deadline: extended to June 12
Refund Deadline: Friday, May 31 @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.  

Date: Tuesday, June 18
Time:  9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $45 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13
Refund Deadline: Sunday, June 9 @5:00pm

 

Outdoor Rock Climbing & Hike
We will travel to the spectacular Niagara Peninsula at Rattlesnake Point to hike and climb some of the best rock terrain in southern Ontario.  There will be multiple levels accessible with experienced climb instructors.  Climbers must have experience climbing indoors.  

Date: Thursday, June 20
Time:  7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Registered Student Price:  $75 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $90 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 13
Refund Deadline: Thursday, June 6 @5:00pm

 

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Join us for a serene, sunset stand up paddleboarding experience along local rivers.  All equipment and safety orientations will be provided.

Time:  Leave at 4:30pm, return by 9:30pm
Registered Student Price:  $25 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST

Trip 1
Date: Wednesday, July 10
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 5 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, July 5 @5:00pm

Trip 2
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 19 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Friday, July 19 @5:00pm

Trip 3
Date: Thursday, August 8
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 30 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Tuesday, July 30 @5:00pm

 

Kayaking along the Humber River
Kayak down the hidden gem of the Humber River to the mouth of Lake Ontario.   An instructor will take you through a paddling orientation.  All equipment is included and all levels welcome.   If you are not comfortable in open water or can’t swim, we strongly recommend that you take a free deep water orientation.

Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time:  Leave at 3:45pm, return by 9:00pm
Registered Student Price:  $45 plus HST 
Non-Registered Student Price:  $55 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 7  
Refund Deadline: Sunday, July 7 @5:00pm

 

White Water Rafting
End your summer with a thrilling splash!  We will spend 3 nights camping and 4 days at the beautiful Wilderness Tours Resort.  You'll have 2 days of adventure rafting and time to enjoy the resort activities.  It is mandatory to register for a deep water orientation/swim test prior to the trip.

Date: Sunday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 28
Time:  Leave at 8:30am on August 25
Registered Student Price:  $300 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $350 plus HST

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 31
Refund Deadline: Tuesday, August 6 @5:00pm

 

 

Previous Adventures

Treetop Trekking
Participants will travel by bus to Ganaraska Forest for a 3-hour treetop trekking adventure.  The day will include a combination of zip-lining and climbing through obstacle courses in a serene forest setting.  Courses for all skill levels are available.  All equipment will be provided.


Registered Student Price:  $35 plus HST  
Non-Registered Student Price:  $45 plus HST

Trip 1
Date: Friday, May 24
Time:  Leave at 11:00am, return by 5:30pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 16 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, May 16 @5:00pm

Trip 2
Date: Friday, May 24
Time:  Leave at 2:00pm, return by 8:30pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 16 @11:59pm
Refund Deadline: Thursday, May 16 @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

 

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

 

 

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