UBC Okanagan Gymnasium


UBC Okanagan's recreation facility is the home of the Heat. This state-of-the-art facility opened in 1994 and is one of the finest in the province. The facility has been the venue for many provincial, national and international events.

Gym Floor

The North, South, and Central courts are multi-sport surfaces with equipment available for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and badminton. The availability and schedule for these spaces changes every week.

Running Corridor

The indoor walking/running track is an open space located on the second floor of the gymnasium, circling the gym floor below. It is open year-round. Only clean indoor shoes are permitted on the track.

Upstairs Loft and Table Tennis

This second floor area adjacent to the track is an open space for cardio workouts and also contains an area for table tennis. Balls and paddles for table tennis are available at the equipment desk.

Location & Layout

The UBC Okanagan Gymnasium is located on Athletics Court, northwest of the Creative and Critical Studies building. Parking is available in Lot M. [MAP]

Gym Floor Layout 

Rec Facility Layout - bleachers



  • 16,800 square feet (1560 sq. metres) of gym floor space (room for four courts of volleyball or two courts of basketball or 10 courts of Badminton)
  • Indirect lighting and 40 feet (12 metre) clear height to the ceiling
  • 864 theatre-style bleacher seats 



Rates for non-profit or Amateur Sport:

One Court

$65/hr + GST

Two Courts

$85/hr + GST

Full Gym

$105/hr + GST

  • Rates are subject to change and may increase for time booked within 10 days of use
  • Rates may be higher if booking times are outside the regular gym operating times.
  • 4 Hr min. block generally required
  • a $25 fee may be charges for each change or cancellation
  • Discounts may be available for bulk bookings
  • Above Rates to not provide exclusive facility use. Other bookings, users or noise may occur during non-exclusive time. Please book space accordingly.
  • Use of Facility equipment may require additional costs.
  • Additional costs will be required for bookings requiring use of Bleachers, additional cleaning or Security.
  • A Certificate of Insurance is required for all non-UBC rentals. Required terms can be viewed HERE

For information on renting the gymnasium space, please call 250.807.9702 or email carol.boyd@ubc.ca

Quick Facts


  • 48.35m X 33.96m - 1560 sq. meters
  • 12 metre (40 feet) clear height to ceiling
  • 862 theatre-style bleacher seats

Other features

  • Year Opened: 1994
  • Floor: Hardwood
  • Lighting: Direct and indirect lighting
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Locker Rooms: Four
  • Last reviewed shim5/16/2017 3:25:16 PM

    Hangar Fitness Centre Hours

    Mon-Fri | 6:45am - 10:00pm
    Sat & Sun | 8:00am - 8:00pm
    ***Hours subject to change without notice

    The Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre: Schedule
    UBC Okanagan Campus Gymnasium: Schedule
    Nonis Sports Field: Schedule
    Group Fitness Schedules for this term: Schedule
    Intramurals: Schedule
    Outdoor Courts (Beach Volleyball and Hockey): Schedule
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    Therapy and sports medicine clinic

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