Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre

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Made possible by a $3.5 million gift from the founding family of Kelowna Flightcraft, Barry Lapointe and Mary Jo Schnepf and their employees, The Hangar—the first and only built-to-purpose fitness centre on campus—was opened the summer of 2013.

The upper-level main fitness centre houses 4,000 square feet of innovative cardio equipment, an array of weight machines, open space, and plenty of free weight options.

Facility features

Facility bookings

To book a studio space, you must be a registered student club, sponsored by a faculty, or an organized community group that can show proof of liability insurance.

All UBC Recreation programs and services take priority of space, and booking requests will be looked at once department programming is complete.


Student clubs: $20 per hour
Other groups: $35 per hour

Book a Hangar Fitness Studio

Facility etiquette

  • Clean, indoor, and closed-toe shoes only.
  • It is your responsibility to return all equipment to the designated area after use.
  • Use of the equipment should be fitting to the designed purpose of the equipment.
  • Clean equipment after use.
  • All personal belongings should be left in lockers or in the designated cubby area provided.
  • The Hangar is a scent-free facility.
  • Refrain from using colognes and perfumes.
  • Chalk is not permitted in the Hangar.
  • Take turns on equipment and allow others to “work in”.
  • Set free weights down gently: do not drop the weights.
  • Respect other users and refrain from yelling or using profanity.
  • Turn cell phones to vibrate and keep use to a minimum.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 requires adult supervision and will require a guardian/parent’s signature on their membership or day pass waiver.
  • Feel free to ask one of our staff members if you need a spot or assistance using a piece of equipment.
  • Be courteous of other members at all times to make the Fitness Centre experience pleasant for you and for fellow users.
  • Failure to adhere to Hangar etiquette may result in membership suspension or termination.

fitness centre tours

Upper Hangar Tour


  • The Hangar facility (fully equipped gym)
  • Indoor running track
  • Bathrooms
  • Water fountain
  • Elevator
  • Stairs to access the lower Hangar and Customer Service Desk

Lower Hangar Tour


  • Customer Service Desk
  • Gymnasium
  • Gender-specific and universal change rooms, including bathrooms and showers
  • Water fountains
  • Fitness studios including a spin room, jungle gym apparatus, cardio and strength equipment. Studios are accessible for personal use anytime there isn’t a group fitness class occurring.