University of Waterloo

Outers Club

Fall 2021 equipment room hours

Due to COVID-19, the equipment room was closed in March 2020. We are waiting on approval to operate equipment rentals again, but have not been given a date. Follow our social medias for the most up to date information.

UWOC BOT Spring 2021

Spring 2021 BOT slides

About the Outers Club

We're a community of outdoor enthusiasts who focus on activities throughout all 4 seasons. When it's warm we enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, climbing, cycling, slacklining, and a whole lot more. When it's nice and snowy, we go winter camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing until it warms up again. Our members have been doing this for over 40 years!

The per term membership fee provides you with access to all our shared resources:

  • low-cost equipment rentals,

  • extensive books and maps library,

  • participation on trips and at social gatherings.

We are ALL volunteers. We like to encourage everyone to participate in the organization of club events. Please contact our helpful executive team for more information, assistance, or any comments/suggestions.

Bouldering wall closure and new climbing wall updates

On Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 7pm the Outers Club held the grand official opening of a bouldering wall in a squash court. We operated the wall for almost 20 years until its closure at the end of the winter term in 2017. It had to make space for the PAC/SLC extension which will contain a brand new 40ft high climbing wall and bouldering. Originally expected to open in Fall 2018, the construction has been delayed to Fall 2021.

According to the project website, the grand opening of the new building will be September 23, 2021. Once the climbing wall is open, Outers Club members will get access to exclusive wall hours! More details to come soon.