Off-Campus Events & Partnerships


pick your peak

The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is an annual, fun and inclusive way to encourage faculty and staff to move throughout the day. All abilities are welcome to participate. You can join as a team or individual.

Dates: July 4 – August 1

Deadline to register: June 24

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UBCycles Social Ride

Enjoy a social bike ride with our UBCycles leaders and other cycling lovers! Whether you are new to cycling or want a casual ride with friends, this 25km roundtrip route from UBCO to Downtown Kelowna and back is perfect for everyone!

Date: July 24

Time: 9:00 – 10:30am

Location: Meeting at the parking lot M near the gymnasium on campus

Cost: $15




learn to rock climb

Learn to climb with 4 fun-filled nights at Beyond The Crux Climbing Gym – each night is a 1.5 hour session on Monday or Friday. At the conclusion of this course you will feel comfortable and confident at the climbing gym and be able to top rope climb without instruction/supervision. The class includes rental equipment and instruction by certified climbing instructors. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the climbing gym.

Dates: Mondays, July 4 – July 25; or Thursdays, July 8 – July 29

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Beyond the Crux

Cost: $50

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Person playing a game of disc golf outdoors in a park.

disc golf lessons

Join us Thursdays for a 4-week session of Disc Golf. UBCO Recreation is partnering with the Kelowna Disc Golf Association (KDGA) to offer lessons on Thursdays from June 2 to June 23 from 5:30-6:30pm.

Registration is just $40 for 4 weekly classes. Your registration will include your membership to the KDGA for the year. This will allow you to participate in any of the KDGA events throughout the year.

Dates: Thursdays, June 2 to 30

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: UBCO Nonis Field (first 2 sessions) & Knox Mountain Disc Golf Course (final 2 sessions)

Cost: $40



golf lessons (Okanagan golf club)

Golf lessons at the Okanagan Golf Club starting this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing environment.

Lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions on Monday nights.

Dates available: 

  • Mondays, July 11 – August 1
  • Mondays, August 8 – 29
  • Mondays, September 5 – 26

Location: Okanagan Golf Club – 3200 Via Centrale

Time: 6:00-7:00pm or 7:15-8:15pm

Cost: $79 for Students; $99 for Staff



stand up paddle board lessons

Get out on the water this spring with the Kelowna Paddle Centre!

Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Paddle Centre to offer this unique experience for UBCO students, staff & faculty.

Sessions include a paddle board lesson and rentals, including a paddle board, life jacket, and paddle.


  • Sundays, June 12, 19 & 26
  • Sundays, July 10, 17 & 24
  • Sundays, August 7, 14 & 21

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: 3020 Abbott Street

Cost: $70 ($50 for students)



Rock climbing drop ins


Student, staff & faculty drop-in Tuesdays and Fridays until the end of August. Climb anytime during the day for $12.00 drop-in which is a $3.00 savings. Shoe and harness rental for $2.25.

No registration is required, just show your student card or UBC ID!

Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays

Time: Anytime during open hours

Cost: $12

Location: Beyond the Crux