Recreation and Student Life

Athletics at OC

Curious about what our OC Coyotes basketball and baseball teams are up to this year?  Head to our Athletics page to find schedules, results, team bios, and more.

Student events

Upcoming events

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Penticton campus
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Who we are

Okanagan College encourages students to get involved in recreational activities both on and off campus. Okanagan College emphasizes sport and fitness activities as a vital component of a successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experience. We invite students to participate, meet people, have fun, play and be active!

Campus Recreation enhances the quality of student life by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, programs and events. These activities, programs and events are provided free or at a nominal charge to Okanagan College students.

Facilities and Programming

Online Sign Up

Many of our activities require sign-up so click here to see what's on offer!

Follow our social media pages for all the latest news!

Insta: @OCKelownaAthleticsAndRec

FB: @OkanaganCollegeAthleticsAndRecreation


Coed Indoor Volleyball - Are you looking to make new connections at college? Join our intramural league this winter!
Supplement your learning to improve your social and organizational skills and develop new interests while doing something you enjoy.

Date: Wednesdays starting January 24

Cost: $25

Location: Parkinson Rec Centre

Please note: our sports leagues are not competitive; they are for recreational purposes only.

Outdoor Adventure Program

Winter in the Okanagan is a great time to explore all the natural beauty that the local mountains have to offer.

See the carousel and calendar of events for our Winter Outdoor Adventure Program activities!

Fitness Facility

The Fitness Facility offers a bright atmosphere and an excellent assortment of cardio and resistance training equipment.  Cardio users will enjoy the opportunity to look outside while they work out. Beginners to intermediate weight room users will find that the fitness facility will more than adequately fulfill their exercise needs.

Current Okanagan College students can purchase a pass online or from the Registrar's Office in the Student Services Building.  It is a one-time $10 fee for a card which will need to be renewed each semester you are registered in classes. 

  • If purchasing online, allow two business days for processing then come to the Recreation office at A104 to pick up the fitness facility access card. 
  • If purchasing at the Registrar's Office, come to the Recreation office at A104 with your receipt to fill out appropriate forms.  Again, please allow two days for processing.

All fitness facility members are required to fill out a yearly Get Active Questionnaire (GAQ) as well as a Release and Waiver of Liability Membership Form.  Students under 19 years can purchase a card from the Registrar's Office in the Student Service Building and will require parental or guardian signatures. 

Fitness Facility Hours

Winter Hours begin Monday, January 8 - Friday, April 26, 2024

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*We are closed on weekends and statutory holidays*



Outdoor Fitness

Okanagan College has permanent outdoor fitness equipment on the west side of the C building. Designed for movement, a quick drop in or a break from your day, feel free to use the outdoor training equipment at your leisure. There are also walking paths throughout campus, refer to the map below for locations and distances.

Community Fitness Partner

In partnership with Parkinson Recreation Centre, Okanagan College is pleased to provide free swimming passes for students at this facility between September to April.

Please stop by the Athletics, Recreation and Student Life office (A104) with your valid student ID for more info on how you can access these passes.  You can also email us at

Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Gymnasium and Fitness Centre

The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence gymnasium and fitness centre are open for students and staff use. Memberships can be purchased at the administration office for $10. Take your receipt to PC 146 to fill in appropriate membership and Get Active Questionaire forms and your card. Please note that students under the age of 19 will require parental or guardian signature on their membership form.

Hours of operation are posted outside the fitness facilities doors.

To speak to a person about the schedule contact the Penticton campus at 250-492-4305.


Making the most of your college experience

Activities are vital components of successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experiences. Meet new people, have fun and make connections.

Get involved

The Vernon Students Association of Okanagan College offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, helping you unwind, relax and meet new friends. Get started by dropping by their office in C312, call 250-306-2891 or email

Get active

Making time for physical activity on a regular basis has a number of physical and mental health benefits. The Vernon campus has a Fitness Centre featuring several exercise machines and workout equipment. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. Stop by Vernon Administration (A Building) for access; cost is a one-time $10 fee for ongoing access via Salto card.

The Greater Vernon Athletics Park adjacent to the campus is operated by the City of Vernon. The synthetic running track is open to walkers and runners from dawn to dusk, and is free to use.

Making the most of your college experience

Activities are vital components of successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experiences. Meet new people, have fun and make connections.

Get involved

There are a series of events planned for you take part in each year, including: trivia night, bowling, rock climbing, paint and sip, dances and more. 

Check out what Campus Life, Aboriginal Services and the OCSU has planned on campus and in the community in the Events Calendar below. 

Contact Us

Kelowna Campus:
Student Services Building (A104)
250-762-5445 ext. 4938

Penticton Campus:
Centre of Excellence (PC146)
250-492-4305 ext. 3274