Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation exists to promote and provide opportunities for fitness, fun, and fellowship through participation in a variety of recreation programs including intramurals and tournaments, as well as other recreation events. Students can also take advantage of drop-in times to use the gym during weekdays. For the 2021-2022 academic year CBC students and staff wanting to use the Fitness Centre will need to make an online booking to do so. In providing a (see details below). CBC Athletics & Recreation seeks to offer an opportunity for every student to engage in a lifestyle of physical activity and wellness. If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, please feel free to visit or email us in Columbia Place. 


Fitness Centre Hours
(Fall 2021 Semester)

Monday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm



Open Gym Hours
(Fall 2021 Semester)

Monday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday Not Available


Facilities & Equipment

Columbia Recreation offers beautiful facilities for a number of activities and sports. As well, Columbia Bible College is surrounded by other community recreation facilities that students can take advantage of.

Columbia Recreation Facilities

Columbia Place
The home of Columbia Bearcat Athletics, Columbia Place includes regulation-sized volleyball and basketball courts, a fully-equipped fitness center, changes rooms and a therapy room.

All facilities are available during scheduled hours unless previously booked. Students can also borrow recreation equipment at Columbia Place by showing their Columbia Bible College student card. During the school year, please see the gym schedule posted at Columbia Place for regular hours.

Please Note: Proper gym attire (including non-marking gym shoes) is required at all times during facility use. Lockers are available for use free of charge. Locks are not supplied so please bring your own.

Back 40
The Back 40 is Columbia's on-campus outdoor field. On sunny days students can be found playing impromptu games of touch football or ultimate Frisbee.

Rec Room
The Rec Room is located in the basement of the Student Centre. This multipurpose room includes ping pong tables, board games, a lounge area, and is home to the student-run Holy Grounds Cafe.


Students may sign out equipment by showing their student card at the athletics office in Columbia Place. Available equipment includes:

  • Basketballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Badminton equipment
  • Pickle Ball equipment
  • Soccer balls
  • Footballs
  • Frisbee
  • Bocce

Columbia Place

Community Recreation Facilities

Columbia is centrally located and provides opportunities for students to take advantage of community facilities. These include:

Matsqui Rec Centre Website  
Full size skating rink, wave pool, hot tub and sauna, aerobics and weights.

BOLT Fitness & Centre Ice Website  
Skating, group exercise classes, weights, squash, racquetball.

Rotary Stadium 
Outdoor running track and fair grounds.

Exhibition Park Website  
Baseball diamonds, soccer and rugby fields.