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. 

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Intramurals and Special Events

The Intramural program has a wide range of recreational leagues, tournaments and special events. We pride ourselves in providing safe, fun, social and even at times competitive programs for all students, staff and community.

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Fitness and Lifestyle

Fitness & Lifestyle is all about keeping students healthy, inside and out. Through health education, disease prevention, fitness enhancement and wellness programs and initiatives, Fitness & Lifestyle works to empower and encourage students to take responsibility for their own health.

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Services and Facilities

VIU Students get a FREE gym membership at Mariners Athletics and Recreation (valid from September to April). Come on in (with your VALID student card, sign a waiver and that is all you have to do. Alumni and Community members are always welcome!

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At our facility we have a main gymnasium floor, weight room, convertible racquetball/squash court, multipurpose room with boxing bag, upstairs multipurpose room with spin bikes and more!

The Women's and Men's locker rooms have showers for your convenience and towels are available for rent at the front desk!

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Inside Recreation

Mariner's Athletics and Recreation's Mission:

Mariner’s Athletics and Recreation engages and supports the student experience by fostering meaningful connections, wellness, and personal growth through exceptional sport, recreation, and lifestyle activities.

Student Employment:

Mariners Athletics and Recreation is hiring for Fall 2019 Semester! Are you outgoing? Friendly? Looking for a new opportunity? Do you want to meet new people, learn new things, and work in a dynamic, fun environment? Consider joining our team! 

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Contact Us/Hours

Spring 2019 Hours

January 4 to April 12

Monday to Friday: 6:30 am - 10:30 pm

Saturday/Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm 

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If you have any questions contact a gym attendant by email at gym@viu.ca or give us a call at 250-740-6418

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