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Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
+1 403-220-5038
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If you rent a raft you better check it for previous repairs before taking it. Charged $40 for a... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Fly Fishing Course

Signed up for the introductory fly fishing course. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Warwick was an... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Calgary, Canada
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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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2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Northwest Calgary
+1 403-220-5038
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you rent a raft you better check it for previous repairs before taking it. Charged $40 for a rope handle that came detached(a previous repair from the looks of the glue residue everywhere) so beware

Thank SnorkleT
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Signed up for the introductory fly fishing course. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Warwick was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about fly fishing. Tons of fun!

Thank keylima
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank TheRealDaleE
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...More

Thank Peter R
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...More

Thank victorero
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...More

Thank Christine L
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
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...More

Thank Sirirak W
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.

Thank mountainpete
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
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