Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation exists to promote and provide opportunities for fitness, fun, and fellowship through participation in a variety of recreation programs including intramurals and tournaments, as well as other recreation events. Students can also take advantage of drop-in times to use the gym during weekdays. For the 2020-2021 academic year CBC students and staff wanting to use the Fitness Centre will need to make an online booking to do so . In providing a(see detials below). CBC Athletics & Recreation seeks to offer an opportunity for every student to engage in a lifestyle of physical activity and wellness. If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, please feel free to visit or email us in Columbia Place. 


Fitness Centre Hours
(Fall 2020 Semester)

Monday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm



Open Gym Hours
(Fall 2020 Semester)

Monday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday Not Available


Facilities & Equipment

Columbia Recreation offers beautiful facilities for a number of activities and sports. As well, Columbia Bible College is surrounded by other community recreation facilities that students can take advantage of.

Columbia Recreation Facilities

Columbia Place
The home of Columbia Bearcat Athletics, Columbia Place includes regulation sized volleyball and basketball courts, a fully-equipped fitness center, changes rooms and therapy room.

All facilities are available during scheduled hours unless previously booked. All students must present their Columbia Bible College student card for entrance into the fitness center and gymnasium, and must sign-in upon arrival. During the school year, please see the gym schedule posted at Columbia Place for regular hours.

Proper gym attire (including non-marking gym shoes) is required at all times during facility use. Lockers are available for use free of charge. Locks are not supplied so please bring your own.

Due to COVID students and staff are asked to book a time online in order to use the Fitness Centre. One hour time slots are available throughout the day Monday through Saturday.

When booking your time first select one of the Fitness Centre user spots ( through 5). If the day and time you are looking for is booked try selecting a different user number. CBC students and staff can book online at any time even the day of as long as there is a spot available. Bookings can also be made for the whole semester during times that work with your schedule. Unfortunately there is not "reoccuring" option so users will need to book each work out time. When completing a booking the system asks if you would like to make another booking and can auto fill most information. CBC Athletics & Recreation asks that when booking times students and staff take into account that space is limited. Please do your best to use your bookings. If you need to cancel or change bookings no problem. 



Back 40
The Back 40 is Columbia's on-campus outdoor field. On sunny days students can be found playing impromptu games of touch football or ultimate Frisbee.

Rec Room
The Rec Room is located in the basement of the Student Centre. This multipurpose room includes pool tables, ping pong, foosball, a lounge area, TVs, bouldering wall and is home to the student-run Holy Grounds Cafe.


Students may sign out equipment by showing their student card at the athletics office in Columbia Place. Available equipment includes:

  • Basketballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Badminton equipment
  • Pickle Ball equipment
  • Soccer balls
  • Footballs
  • Frisbee
  • Bocce

Columbia Place

Community Recreation Facilities

Columbia is centrally located and provides opportunities for students to take advantage of community facilities. These include:

Matsqui Rec Centre Website  
Full size skating rink, wave pool, hot tub and sauna, aerobics and weights.

Valley Racquets Centre Website  
Squash courts, racquetball, group exercise classes and weights.

BOLT Fitness & Centre Ice Website  
Skating, group exercise classes, weights, squash, racquetball.

Rotary Stadium Website  
Outdoor running track and fair grounds.

Exhibition Park Website  
Baseball diamonds, soccer and rugby fields.