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, fitness classes, and other recreation events, as well as drop in gym and fitness center times. In providing a broad range of activities, we seek 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 call us in Columbia Place. We look forward to serving you there.

Holiday Fitness Centre Hours
(Merry Christmas!)

Wed & Thurs Dec 4 & 5 7:30am to 4:30pm
Friday Dec 6 9:00am to 4:30pm
Dec 9 - Dec 13 (Monday to Friday) 9:00am to 4:30pm
Dec 16 - Dec 20 (Monday to Friday) 9:00am to 4:30pm
Dec 23 - Dec 27 CLOSED
Mon Dec 30 9:00am to 4:30pm
Tues Dec 31 9:00am to noon
Wed Jan 1 CLOSED
Thurs Jan 2 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fri Jan 3 9:00am to 4:30pm


Fitness Centre Hours
(During Semester)

Monday 7:30am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 11:30pm
Thursday 7:30am to 11:30pm
Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm


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.

Please Note: 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.

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
  • Soccer balls
  • Footballs
  • Croquet
  • 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.