A better you starts here! With over 1 million square feet of spaces and facilities dedicated to fitness and recreation, we have everything that you need to help meet all of your fitness, health and recreational goals.  Be active and live better with Recreation Services!

UM Faculty/Staff Membership & Active Transport Pass

Recreation Services encourages the Faculty and Staff of the University of Manitoba to Get Active! All current employees may sign up for a Recreation Services membership by visiting the customer service desk at either the Frank Kennedy Centre, Max Bell Centre or Joe Doupe Centre (Bannatyne campus). In addition to access to our world class facilities and programs some of the great features of membership available to staff include:

  • Staff rate for membership (second only to our student rate)
  • Payroll deduction
  • Preferred rates for spouse or dependant membership

Active Transport Pass: For those who prefer to cycle or jog to work we offer an active transport pass for both campus locations. The Fort Gary active transport pass provides access to the shower facilities at the Max Bell Centre for $2 per day or $10 per month and the Bannatyne pass provides access to the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre shower facilities for the same rates.

To be eligible for the Faculty/Staff or Active Transport rate a valid staff card is required at the time of registration. In addition to your staff I.D. you must complete a registration form and assumption of risk waiver.

UM Alumni Membership

All U of M Alumni qualify for a preferred rate for membership with Recreation Services. Starting for as little as $34/month you can continue to make active living a regular part of your life right here on campus! Spouse and dependent memberships are also available.

Lifestyle Membership

If you are currently a student member expecting to graduate soon, you qualify for our Lifestyle membership.  The Lifestyle membership is available at a discounted rate for all new U of M alumni. To qualify, U of M students must register in their last term prior to the expiration of their current student access. This membership category is available for only the first year immediately after graduation. To see if you qualify, please speak to a customer service staff member at the Active Living Centre or Joe Doupe Recreaiton Centre or call us at 204.474.6100.

General Public

Recreation Services membership is not only for U of M students and staff.  In fact, we offer a wide variety of membership options for the general public that is suited to meet your budget and schedule.  Did you know that Recreation Services offers more fitness and recreation options for members than any other facility in the province?  Our current community categories include:

  • Adult (ages 25-59)
  • Dependent (ages 6-14)*
  • Youth (15-17)
  • Intermediate (18-24)
  • Senior (60-69)
  • Super Senior (70+)
  • Affiliate
  • Corporate (List of qualifying organizations below)
    • Cancer Care Manitoba
    • Diagnostics Manitoba
    • Fresh Water Institute
    • Investors Group
    • Louis Reil School Division
    • Non U of M Campus Staff
    • Manitoba Hydro
    • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technologies
    • Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
    • Robertson College
    • Smart Park
    • WRHA
    • Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Must have appropriate ID badge or paystub in order to register for the corporate membership.

How To Join

Becoming a Recreation Services member is easier than you think! Simply fill out the Membership Registration Form, bring a valid piece of photo I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport, and then visit either our Fort Garry or Bannatyne campus locations to register. It’s that easy! Remember, there are no contracts to sign or administrative fees to pay.

Membership Rates

Facility Tour

If you are considering membership and would first like a tour of our facilities, please contact our Customer Service Desk at 204.474.6100 Fort Garry Campus or 204.789.3858 Bannatyne Campus and one our staff would be more than happy to show you around!


Have a question about membership? Contact Ashley, our membership coordinator, at or give her call at 204.474.9210.



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