Vikes Recreation

News and Promotions

Two great runs for two great causes!
The University of Victoria is pleased to support two great initiatives this fall and have chosen to do so in a recreation fashion. In the same strides as last year's President's Run led by UVic president professor Jamie Cassels and Vikes Athletics and Recreation, there will be two upcoming events to support each of the Terry Fox Foundation and the United Way Campaign.

On Sept. 24, Vikes cross-country and track athletes will support and participate in the on-campus Terry Fox Run, which will leave the Student Union Building at 11:30 a.m. This year's Terry Fox Run is organized by the UVic Student Society (UVSS). Vikes cross-country and track team athletes will be participating and will be able to give any running tips to interested participants. For more information on how to support visit:

On Oct. 6, Vikes athletes will also be participating in a special United Way President's Walk, which will begin at 12 p.m. at University Centre. People of all fitness levels are invited to participate in the Ring Road walk organized by Vikes Athletics and Recreation.

Fall fitness programs are filling up
Fall is here, are you ready? Start your term off right with one of our fantastic recreation programs. Member and non-member registration opens online and in-person (ISC and McKinnon Gym) on Sept. 3rd. Get in early, programs fill up fast!

Golf at Cordova Bay
Come into ISC at and you can buy a pass for only $45 to play Cordova Bay Golf Course! Tee times may be booked up to 7 days in advance @ 250-658-4444.  

Student recreation

Vikes Recreation is your campus starting point for fun, fitness and recreation. We provide specific programming designed to meet the needs of students, informal and drop-in recreation opportunities and great student events throughout the year.

Find out how you can take advantage of our facilities and programs. Stay or get fit and healthy, socialize with and make new friends, & engage in healthy competition. To participate in Vikes Recreation activities, programs, and facilities, UVic students can register online or visit the Vikes Recreation office at the Ian Stewart Complex.

Staff recreation

Work and work-out all in one place! Vikes Recreation offers excellent programs for UVic Staff and Faculty. A variety of classes are offered during the workday (early morning, lunch hour and evening) to meet the needs of UVic faculty/staff.

The department has membership plans and programming designed specifically for Faculty and Staff. Come work out, learn a new skill, bring your family and enjoy all the facilities and services we have to offer.

Recreation for everyone!

Community recreation

Are you interested in renting a sports facility? Check out our facilities and rental rates.

Belonging to the UVic community gives you benefits. By providing a variety of leisure programs and supporting community membership, Vikes Recreation is a leader in making recreation an important part of the community.

Vikes Recreation provides a variety of programs and services to the public and community groups including sports camps, lessons and drop-in leisure. These programs and services promote spirit and pride throughout the community and provide outreach opportunities to the Capital Region.

Alumni Benefits

UVic Alumni Card holders (associate alumni excluded) are eligible for reduced rates on Vikes Recreation base memberships. There are add-on fees for programs, leagues and the fitness weight centre.