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Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1N4, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
1 403 220 5038
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Ranked #34 of 130 Activities in Calgary
Type: Educational Sites, Sports Complexes, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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 stars Reviewed September 6, 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 stars Reviewed June 21, 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

When in doubt, these guys are the place to go to. Ver friendly and knowledgeable! I have been going there for over 10 years..and counting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My son got me to book this for his birthday party. They all loved it. Staff was very helpful. Very reasonable. Must be booked ahead of time. Lots to do for all.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

great selection of outdoor gear to rent at reasonable prices

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

A good place to rent all kinds of equipment for the outdoors, rafts, cross country skis, snow shoes etc. and very knowledgeable people.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We rented some equipment from the U of C and it was a good experience, they had quite a few choices available and their rates were on par or better than competitors. The staff were also quite friendly and willing to share information with the inexperienced.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

Okay, so my PE 30 class went camping over the weekend and we needed a tent so we rented one from this place. When we were setting it up at the campground there was no manual so we had absolutely no idea where to start. We fumbled with the pegs, tent, and fly for, literally, an hour with no prevail.... More

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