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Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary

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Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-220-5038
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Fri - Mon 08:00 - 20:00

The Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary is the largest outdoor...

The Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary is the largest outdoor program and equipment rental centre in Calgary. All of our outdoor focused programs, rentals and services are available to everyone, year round-from students, staff and faculty to the local Calgary community and tourists from around the globe! For over 30 years, we have been at the forefront of providing access to diverse and exciting outdoor recreation and skill learning opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia.

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Quick, easy, inexpensive and effective.

Even though I've been stockpiling outdoor gear for years, I still find plenty of things I need but don't own at the Outdoor Centre. I'm hardcore about some of my mountain sports... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Even though I've been stockpiling outdoor gear for years, I still find plenty of things I need but don't own at the Outdoor Centre. I'm hardcore about some of my mountain sports, but what I really like about the Outdoor Centre is they give me an opportunity to dabble. Sure, snowshoeing is fun, but do I really want to commit... More 

Thank TheRealDaleE
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276 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Went with a friend to get cross- country ski rentals and enrol in lessons.The service is friendly, accommodating and very helpful. The instructions that were given about rentals and prices were very helpful. The staff is very accommodating when it comes to picking up equipment and helpful with adjustments of same. I would highly recommend for anyone to look into... More 

Thank Peter R
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have rented equipment here a number of times, skates, climbing gear and mountain bikes. All in all it has by far the best prices you will find in town and the guys working there are usually very nice. But, you have to be careful and check your gear before leaving so don't go in a rush even if you... More 

Thank victorero
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the outdoor centre to anyone who needed gear for an upcoming venture into the woods, lakes, and mountains of Alberta. I rented the high performance snow shoes for the weekend. I was able to reserve ahead and when I showed up, despite the crowd of people, service was quick and friendly! Snowshoes were also affordable - 12/person.... More 

Thank Christine L
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

This centre has changed my life over the last decade. Thanks to their ACMG certified guides, and other certified instructors, I now have the confidence to do a lot more outdoors than I had ever dreamed.

Thank bryguy76
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It's cheaper than anywhere else I've been in Calgary but of course, less walls. The good thing is when I passed the belay test with them and go anywhere else, people at other places said if you passed the test with U of C you can passed it anywhere. That's neat! They have 2 automatic belayers in case if you... More 

Thank Sirirak W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Some of the best quality and selection of outdoor rental equipment in the city. They have everything and weekly rates are good. Staff is helpful.

Thank mountainpete
Berlin, Germany
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329 reviews
119 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

located at the University of Calgary this is the best place in town for renting any sports equipment at very reasonable prices. It is open to non university-members! Friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Thank mudhoney5
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We booked this place for my daughters 8th birthday party. I chose the "Rockies Ramblers" package for the climbing wall and then utilized the meeting room for pizza and cake. There were 7 kids total all ranging from 4-8 years old, I don't think you would want any more than this. The meeting room was right adjacent to the climbing... More 

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Reviewed 18 November 2012

We did a kayak tour through Vancouver Island's Nuchatlitz and would recommend the University outdoor club as the tour group to use for kayak adventures out there. We've also done climbing, camping and I used to use their gym. The rentals are great, the instructors and guides the best. Highly recommend this resource if you want to play in the... More 

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