North Campus

COVID-19 Update November 26, 2020

As a result of the Province of Alberta announcement regarding COVID-19 public health restrictions on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Campus & Community Recreation has taken this opportunity to review our programs, services, and facility operations.

→ Read the full update on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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 General Building Hours

Van Vliet Complex General Building Hours* (Re-opening August 17, 2020)
Monday to Friday: 7 AM to 8 PM
Saturday to Sunday: 9 AM to 4 PM

Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre Hours* (Re-opening August 17, 2020)
Monday to Friday: 7 AM to 8 PM
Saturday to Sunday: 9 AM to 4 PM

Wilson Climbing Centre Hours (Re-opening August 17, 2020, for scheduled appointments - Currently open only to registered programs)
Monday to Friday: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday to Sunday: 12:15 PM to 5 PM

Van Vliet Complex, Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, and the Wilson Climbing Centre are CLOSED on Statutory Holidays and Statutory Holidays observed: New Year Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Monday, Remembrance Day, Christmas Break

*Adjusted for Covid-19 safety measures

Contact us

General Inquiries:
Ph: 780.492.9510

Facility Services Contact:
Facility Services, 1-241, Van Vliet Complex lower level of West Wing
Ph: 780.492.3276
Fax: 780.492.1008

Supervisor: Hania Kura (
Assistant supervisor: Mark Ennik (

FACILITY Booking Inquiries:
2-670 Van Vliet Complex
Ph: 780.492.2555

***To schedule or cancel a drop-in time, please visit

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