Outdoor Recreation

Vancouver IslandUniversity

Outdoor Recreation

Mariners Athletics & Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Welcome to Outdoor Recreation!

Outdoor Recreation offers exceptional experiences for students in a wide range of outdoor-based adventure activities. We offer guided experiences that include equipment, transportation, accommodation, leadership, and instruction.

Program offerings are a mix of one-day and overnight programs on weekdays and weekends.

Our Activities

On Land

Conquer mountain trails, explore picturesque parks, rise above rock walls, and wind through coastal forests. Our hiking, biking, and climbing experiences can be challenging or geared for beginners.

Examples include:

  • Bouldering
  • Group Mountain Biking
  • Advanced Hiking - Sunset
  • Group Trail Running

On Water

On Water

Take advantage of the rivers, lakes, and an ocean at your doorstep. Guided kayaking, paddling, and surfing adventures await along with seasonal raft guide and sea kayak courses.

Examples include:

  • Kayak Rolling
  • Rafting
  • White Water Kayak (2 days)
  • Sea Kayak
  • Surfing/Hiking Weekend

On Snow

When winter hits in Canada, we go outdoors! Join a crew of snow-seekers and hit the slopes for a day of downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. Our snow-based outdoor recreation programs run from January to March. Program registration information will be posted in November. We can’t for you to join us!

Examples include:

  • How to build a snow shelter
  • Ski and Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing


Explore the outdoors.


For more information, please visit us on Instagram and Facebook or email us at Mariners@viu.ca.