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Do you love playing sports? Dancing? Martial Arts? Climbing? How about Esports and gaming?

We offer a wide selection of programs and sports opportunities where everyone is valued, quality of life is enhanced, communities are strengthened, and friendships are forged. Our goal is to provide inclusive activities for healthy, fun, active living.


Questions about any of the programs and sports at Vikes Recreation?



Our programs and sports take place all over the Vikes Recreation facilities. Check the individual programs for details on the location. View map.

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Programs and sports at Vikes Active Living

Check out the available offerings below. Not sure which option is right for you? Read an overview of the different options.

Aquatics at Vikes Recreation


Aquatic activities are low impact with high resistance, making it inclusive to all groups whether you are competitive, recreational, or therapeutic. Programs offered include public length swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and more!

Visit the aquatics section.

Certifications at Vikes Recreation


Would you like to be more prepared to help in first aid emergencies? We offer a number of courses and certifications to help, all taught by certified instructors.

Visit the certifications section.

Climbing at Vikes Recreation


Conquer your fear of heights at the CARSA Climbing Centre. The iconic climbing tower has over 500 holds between the 55-foot tower and 14-foot bouldering wall. The CARSA Climbing Centre focuses on learning and practicing climbing skills in a safe and fun environment.

Visit the climbing section.

Clubs at Vikes Recreation


The best way on campus to get active, build lifelong connections and have fun. Sport clubs are organized and led by students, for students, and supported by the university. With a wide range of recreational and competitive clubs, students gain the opportunity to explore the community while others travel to compete.

Visit the clubs section.

Dance at Vikes Recreation


Taught by professional and energetic instructors, we offer a variety of dance classes to help improve your posture and balance, tone your muscles, and enhance your flexibility. Our diverse team of instructors offer an inclusive and positive space, creating unique opportunities for exploration, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun.

Visit the dance section.

Drop-in at Vikes Recreation


Looking to play sports without the commitment to a schedule? Drop-in provides an opportunity to participate in sports in a casual environment for players of all abilities. Whether you have experience or are a beginner, you can participate in one of our many offerings included free with your ONECard.

Visit the drop-in section.

Esports at Vikes Recreation


Get your consoles ready, warm up those fingers and start gaming with Vikes Esports Association. UVic is branching out by continuing to facilitate competitive sports online through league play with various games and formats.

Visit the esports section.

Health and Fitness at Vikes Recreation

Health and Fitness

Whether you have health and fitness goals or you are just looking to get moving, we have you covered. Workout in the Fitness Weight Centre, jump in on a group fitness class, work with a personal trainer, or de-stress with yoga. CARSA has everything you need to get fit and have fun.

Visit the health and fitness section.

High Performance at Vikes Recreation

High Performance

These programs are designed to cultivate the skills and talents of young individuals, with training, expert coaching, and a supportive environment for participants to excel in their chosen sport. Aimed at youth aged 13-18 years.

Visit the high performance section.

Inclusion and accessibility at Vikes Recreation

Inclusion and accessibility

The University of Victoria and Vikes Athletics and Recreation are committed to providing inclusive and accessible recreation and leisure opportunities for all students, staff and community members.

Visit the inclusion and accessibility section.

Intramurals at Vikes Recreation


Intramurals are a great way to get out and play a sport you love with your friends or make new ones. Intramurals are for everyone: students, staff/faculty, alumni, AND community members Lead your team to the championship game and have a great time in the process!

Student leaders supervise, schedule, and administer a wide variety of sports in both competitive and recreational leagues.

Visit the intramurals section.

Martial arts at Vikes Recreation

Martial arts

Develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and fitness through martial arts. With a community-based approach, our programs are open to UVic students and the general public, with advanced participants working alongside beginners.

Visit the martial arts section.

Outdoor at Vikes Recreation


Get out and experience the amazing surrounding areas of Victoria and the island. Our outdoor programs offer educational and skill-based courses as well as outdoor equipment and gear rental.

Visit the outdoor section.

Racquet sports at Vikes Recreation

Racquet sports

We offer group lessons, private lessons, racquet rentals and drop-in times for a variety of racquet sports. Whether you are looking to improve your skills, work on your conditioning or just make new friends, make sure to check out program options around tennis, squash, pickleball, badminton and table tennis.

Visit the racquet sports section.

Youth at Vikes Recreation


Take advantage of our world-class facilities and expert staff to bring movement, physical literacy and an active lifestyle to your children all year round.

Visit the youth section.

Please review the Vikes Wellness, Recereation and Athletics policies before participating in Vikes programs and sports.