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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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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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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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Inside Recreation

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 endeavours to provide students with meaningful work opportunities while studying at VIU. During this difficult time, we do not have any positions available for students. Check back frequently to see updates to the status of facility services and programming. Should opportunities arise you will see links active and positions posted on the CareerVIU website.

Fill out an Application (link active when positions available)

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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Contact Us/Hours

At this point the gym facility will only be open for Academic classes that are critical to the mission of specific programs. Please check back for updates regarding facility access for Fitness & Wellness, Intramural and Outdoor Recreation programming.

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