Outdoor and recreational spaces

Outdoor and recreational spaces

All over the campus, year-round.

For casual gatherings and outdoor festivities

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Outdoor Spaces Map (PDF, 177 KB)

Our outdoors spaces are the perfect location for casual gatherings such as BBQs or outdoor festivities. We also have several fitness and recreational facilities.

Most of these spaces have minimal permanent furniture and can be set up to accommodate your event.

There are over 23 different outdoor areas on campus that you can reserve. See the full list in this downloadable PDF map or view each location in the Google map below.


Main outdoors spaces

University Square (16)

The University Square is a designed to provide a central social gathering spot for the university's community.

As of Summer 2021, the University Square white tent will not be set-up on the University Square due to repairs.

Tabaret Lawn (1)

Located in front of our heritage building, Tabaret Lawn is the largest green space on campus and measures 4,500m2. This space is ideal for casual gatherings such as picnics, yoga and meditation classes.

UCU Upper Terrace (11)

Our newly renovated space is located in the middle of the campus, next to the UCU Jock Turcot building. This space is Ideal for BBQs, reception and casual gatherings.

Outdoor promotional Spaces: Grand Allée (6)

This high foot traffic outdoor area can accommodate up to 30 kiosks. It is located in front of our residence complex, library and our University Centre.

Sports Venues

Recreational equipment and spaces are available to campus guests for a nominal fee. For more information, please visit the Sport Services website.

NOTE: All activities with a participation over 500 requires a permit from the City of Ottawa. Speak to your agent for more information.


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