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Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary

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Address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-220-5038
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08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
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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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Good prices, check gear carefully.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
victorero
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Christine L
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank bryguy76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Sirirak W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank mudhoney5
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

The area around Calgary abounds with things to do in the great outdoors. Don't have the right equipment? The Calgary Outdoor Centre will fix you up at a reasonable price.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

I went on a river kayaking lesson with the outdoor centre recently. I was very impressed by the knowledgability and enthusiasm of the staff that taught us. They gave us a good safety lecture, and helped describe in detail the turns we would try to do and demonstrate it for us. Overall lots of fun and well priced!

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