Where to find us
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is located on the beautiful and historic University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Faculty is housed mainly within three buildings on the Fort Garry campus, although there are research labs, staff and facilities located at the Bannatyne Campus, which is located in the heart of Winnipeg. The information provided below focuses on the Fort Garry buildings and offices.

Since our buildings are distinct, large and located on what are often considered the entry points to the university via University Crescent and Chancellor Matheson Drive, most visitors find it is relatively simple to find us.

Taking the bus is the easiest way to get to campus, and as a U of M student, you can get a discount on your monthly bus pass at Answers Information Booth located on the main floor of University Centre. The main bus stop area is right beside the Tier Building. The following Winnipeg Transit buses come to the Fort Garry Campus:

  • 36 Northwest Super Express
  • 60 Pembina
  • 61 University Super Express
  • 62 Richmond Express
  • 72 Dalhousie/Killarney
  • 75 Crosstown East
  • 76 U of M/St. Vital Centre
  • 78 Crosstown West

For complete transit information, go to the Winnipeg Transit website.

  • From the North:
    Approaching the University from southbound Pembina Highway, turn left onto University Crescent.
  • From the South:
    Approaching the University from northbound Pembina Highway, turn right on to Chancellor Matheson Road.
  • From the East:
    Take the Pembina Highway exit from westbound Bishop Grandin. Take southbound Pembina Highway and turn left on to University Crescent.
  • From the West:
    Approaching the University on Bison Drive, cross Pembina Highway and the road you are on becomes Chancellor Matheson Road.


Daytime Parking 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Paid parking is available at all meters, ticket parking lots and the University Parkade behind University Centre. All other parking lots are off-limits unless you have a valid parking pass. If you're not sure where to park, stop at the University Information Booth at the intersection of Chancellor Matheson Drive and University Crescent.

Evening Parking 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.:
On-campus parking is free after 4:30 pm anywhere except for designated ‘24-hour reserved’ parking areas and handicapped areas.

Our Buildings:

Active Living Centre
Students, faculty, staff and the community can now enjoy the new Active Living Centre. Boasting floor to ceiling windows and the third largest quantity of Precor® networked cardio units in the world, new and existing patrons will be inspired as they explore the beauty and reap the benefits of this world-class facility. The Active Living Centre provides the community with a state-of-the-art fitness facility and research opportunities to help Manitobans create healthier lifestyles.

Max Bell Centre
The Max Bell Centre is named after a leading western Canadian businessman, who made a life-long commitment to fitness and sports. The Centre houses a year-round ice rink, an indoor track and field area.

The Health, Leisure & Human Performance Research Institute occupies 10,000 square feet of space on the second and third floors of Max Bell Centre. It is best found by entering the main door of Max Bell Centre. The Institute’s general office is located at:

208 Active Living Centre
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9490
Fax: (204) 261-4802

A campus map can be found at: umanitoba.ca/map  Max Bell Centre is building #46 on the map.

Frank Kennedy Centre
Frank Kennedy Centre is home to the University's athletic programs and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management undergraduate programs. It has a swimming pool, gymnasia, classrooms and other athletic support services. Frank Kennedy was the first director of physical education and a leader in physical education in the province. The Centre’s general office is located at:

102 Frank Kennedy Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9748
Fax: (204) 474-7634

A campus map is available at: umanitoba.ca/map  Frank Kennedy Centre is building #48 on the map.