North Campus

Our Faculty is home to a wide range of facilities, which rank among the best-equipped facilities for teaching, research, sport, and recreation of any university in Canada.

North Campus facilities are housed in the Van Vliet Complex, named for the faculty's founding dean, Dr. Maury Van Vliet. Dr. Van Vliet served the University from 1945 to 1978 as a teacher, coach, and administrator.

North Campus facilities include Physical Activity and Wellness Centre, Pavilion, Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, Wilson Climbing Centre, Main Gym, Clare Drake Arena, gymnasiums, dance studios, multi-purpose studios, various meeting rooms, and classrooms.


Van Vliet Complex — Hours

Starting January 24, the following north campus facilities will be operating with adjusted hours.

Van Vliet Complex & Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre

  • Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wilson Climbing Centre, Aquatics Centre and Clare Drake Arena hours will not be impacted by these changes. Aquatics Centre participants can access the facility via the West Pool doors by the Steadward Centre parking lot.

Van Vliet Complex General Building Hours

Monday to Friday 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hanson Fitness & Lifestyle Centre Hours

Monday to Friday 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Wilson Climbing Centre Hours

Monday to Friday 2:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Limited Facility Hours on Statutory Holidays

Contact us

General Inquiries:
Ph: 780.492.9510
E: recreation@ualberta.ca


Facility Services Contact:
Facility Services, 1-241, Van Vliet Complex lower level of East Wing
Ph: 780.492.3276
E: vvcfacilityservices@ualberta.ca

Supervisor: Hania Kura (hania.kura@ualberta.ca)
Assistant supervisor: Mark Ennik (mark.ennik@ualberta.ca)


Facility Booking Inquiries:
2-670 Van Vliet Complex
Ph: 780.492.2555
E: bookings@ualberta.ca

***To schedule or cancel a drop-in time, please visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca.

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