The University of Alberta Outdoors Club (UAOC) has been an active club on campus for 75 years. They offer a variety of outdoor trips, experiences, social events, educational opportunities, free equipment rentals, local retail discounts, and an opportunity for the most experienced and inexperienced to challenge themselves in a variety of activities. They run all of their trips at cost with the help of local sponsors and a dedicated team of volunteer executives. In the past,Club activities have included camping, hiking, scrambling, climbing, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, backcountry trips, skiing, snow shoeing, ice climbing, winter camping, weekly runs, pond hockey, and an annual New Year’s trip to California.
The Club is designed to introduce outdoor experiences to new members but also to provide networking opportunities to their most experienced members. By appealing to such a broad base of outdoor enthusiasts, it goes without saying that the Club provides the chance to improve and educate oneself in the interdisciplinary skills required (or not required) to enjoy the outdoors.
The UAOC is a student run organization focused on promoting and facilitating outdoor activities for students at the University of Alberta. The Club believes in participating in Canada’s greatest cultural and natural heritage and hopes to provide that opportunity for everyone.