Community & Recreation

Green Space and Outfoor Facilities

The UBCO Campus offers students with a variety of green space and outdoor facilities for staying active. These include a beach volleyball court, multi-sport hockey rink, green space for tossing a frisbee, and Noris Field - home of several Okanagan Heat atheletic teams. 


Okanagan Heat Varsity Athletics

Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball


The Hanger Fitness Centre

The upper-level main fitness centre houses 4000 square feet of innovative cardio equipment, an array of weight machines, open space, and plenty of free weight options.

The lower level of the Hangar houses two fitness studios. Studio One, with sprung hardwood floor, is home to most group fitness classes but is also rented by student dance and combative clubs. Studio Two has a functional jungle gym. Studio Three has 20 Keiser spin bikes and features multiple spin classes each week.


UBCO Gymnasium

UBC Okanagan’s recreation facility is the home of the Heat. This state-of-the-art facility opened in 1994 and is one of the finest in the province. The facility has been the venue for many provincial, national and international events.


Health & Fitness


The UBCO Campus Trail System encourages students to stay active and get outside and move. At the same time it makes it easier for students to walk to school from the neighbouring Quail Ridge community just North of the university.

The UBC Okanagan Campus Trails System consists of three different walking paths.

  • The Pine Loop Trail, is a 1.7km trail through the west campus forest which connects to the Quail Ridge community trail and takes about 20 minutes to walk, is a slightly more rugged trail situated in the wilderness that surrounds the university. It also connects to other trails systems around Robert Lake which features a unique biotope known for bird watching.
  • The Snowberry Loop Trail is a 1.55km paved sidewalk trail that loops around the Southeastern edge of campus and connects many campus buildings. Snowberry Loop offers spectacular views across the valley making it a great walk to enjoy some beautiful scenery, stretch your legs, and clear your mind.
  • The Old Pond Trail, an educational, interactive and relaxing trail that takes walkers past the campus pond and the Learning Garden. At just under 1km and close to proximity to the campus core, it's perfect for a quick break between classes.
  • The Juniper Trail  is the newest trail; it links the campus to the residences and amenities around John Hindle Drive and Academy Way. It is becoming utilized more as the development in that area continues. The Juniper Trail also connects the Snowberry Loop and the Pine Loop Trail.


UBCycles is a hub for all biking activities at UBC’s Okanagan campus.  With an affordable $10 annual due, members can take advantage of short-term and long-term rentals (additional fees apply), workshops for a variety of skill levels, and tools for bike repairs.  Commuters may store their bicycles in the UBCycles room and have access to day-use lockers, showers, and tools (additional fees apply).

For more information, explore the UBCyle webpage.

Food & Beverage

On/Near Campus

Green Thread Market
Sunshine Cafe
E.M. Eats
The Hot Spot
Koi Sushi Bar
Tim Horton's
FreshSlice Pizza - (Academy Hill)
Golden Island Asian Cuisine (Academy Hill)
Gulfstream Restaurant (Airport Village)
Dairy Queen (Airport Village)
Kaya Sushi + Grill (Airport Village)
DunnEnzies Pizza(Airport Village)


The Well Pub

The Well is a fully licensed on-campus fully licensed pub offering a place for students to relax, unwind, and socialize with friends over some good food and drink. There are pool tables, a dart machine, and HD TVs and a projector screen for a variety of social activities. The Well which is located on the first floor of the UNC building is also the venue for many campus events, concerts, and parties.