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Parking and transit information

Fort Garry campus

With the exception of the University parkade, there is no charge for parking after 4:30 p.m. (and all day on weekends or statutory holidays). Please be aware that this does not include 24-hour reserved parking spots (please read the signs). For your convenience, we recommend one of the following:

  • the ALC lot
  • U lot just across from Frank Kennedy Centre
  • I Lot surrounding the Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • P lot just across from the Max Bell Centre

For complete Fort Garry parking details including daytime rates and maximums, please visit UM short-term parking.

Winnipeg Transit buses 60, 62, 75, and 78 stop outside Frank Kennedy Centre and travel to and from the university on a regular basis.

Bannatyne campus

For complete Bannatyne Campus parking including daily rates and maximums please visit the U of M casual parking page.

Please note that all parking rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Winnipeg Transit buses, Routes 12 and 33 stop on William Avenue. Route 29 stops on Sherbrook Street by the Health Sciences Centre. Route 36 also travels between the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

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Sponsorship and development

Our sponsorship program has been designed to allow Recreation Services to build relationships with local businesses and connect them to the University of Manitoba campus. We are invested in the opportunity to create an experience between our sponsors and our patrons. Our goal is to ensure that you receive maximum value for your marketing dollars above and beyond purchasing traditional advertising space. We will work with you to create a unique and interactive opportunity to reach your target audiences directly and into the surrounding community.

Why partner with Recreation Services at UM?

Recreation Services can provide the ideal marketing platform for reaching the student and campus markets, from acquiring new customers to developing long-term relationships with the University of Manitoba active living community.

Reach a large, enlightened audience (18-24 years of age) who are active in recreation and sport

  • impact purchasing decisions
  • enforce and grow brand awareness
  • demonstrate and sell new products
  • drive sales on campus
  • collect market research
  • demonstrates your company's commitment to the University of Manitoba

By the numbers

Recreation Services meet the campus and surrounding communities' needs by providing outstanding leadership, programming, and facilities through our diverse programming and service portfolio. Align your messaging to speak to one (or all) of our many different audiences (2016 data):

  • 39,848 total members (23,761 are U of M students)
  • 42,364 program participations
  • 877,534 total member visits across all facilities
  • 804,712 member visits (2,286 per day) to the Active Living Centre (Fort Garry campus)
  • 72,822 member visits (205 per day) to the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne campus)

Reach your markets
As a Recreation Services partner, you will gain access to various mediums and spaces to ensure your message is heard.  Consider one of our many opportunities to help grow your brand or product:

  • apparel partner
  • product sampling/interactive advertising
  • event partner
  • program partnership
  • facility signage advertising
  • print advertising

To find out how to join Recreation Services as a sponsor or to get a customized quote, please contact:

Tanya Angus, MA, BRS
Director of Recreation Services
University of Manitoba
Room 145 Frank Kennedy Centre

Annual report

Recreation Services is a vital campus resource that provides students, staff, and the community opportunities to find a healthy mind-body balance.  Through our facilities and programs, we strive to help develop the communities we serve so that they may live better.

The following documents provide an overview of years past, tells our stories and share our many successes.

Employment Opportunities

We hire lots of staff! From students to professionals and instructors, there's plenty of opportunities to work with UM Recreation Services. Visit the FKRM Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Location and hours

Active Living Centre 
430 University Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Joe Doupe Centre
030-727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada

Sept. long weekend to April 30
Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 1 to Sept. long weekend
Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Holiday Closures

Includes the Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre, Joyce Fromson Pool, Max Bell Centre, Investors Group Athletic Centre, and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne Campus) unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 19, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024
Monday, August 5, 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024
Monday, September 30, 2024
Monday, October 14, 2024
Monday, November 11, 2024

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