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Campus Life

​Athletics & Recreation

[BEWIC sports day]
For BEWIC Sports Day 2016 (a marathon co-ed sports tournament), more than 1,100 students on 32 co-ed teams played a variety of games. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

Take a break from your studies and unwind with fitness classes, organize a pick-up game with friends, or work out with a personal trainer in our state-of-the-art fitness facility. If you are interested in competitive or high performance sport, why not try out for one of Queen's varsity teams or clubs?

Whatever you do to get active and stay healthy, and no matter your skill level, Queen's has an athletic option to help you get at the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.

Recreation Clubs

Students participate in more than 20 different recreation clubs ranging from archery and climbing, to squash and tennis, along with multiple disciplines of dancing, martial arts, and gymnastics.

Fitness and Wellness Programs

Queen’s offers more than 30 fitness classes per week such as Yoga, Pilates, cardio, cycle dance, strength, and swimming.

Trouble deciding what to take? Try fitness classes for free during Fitness Free-For-All week in September and January.

Need help developing an individual fitness program? Book a consultation with a professional trainer – they help you balance a healthy fitness program with your classes and give you the motivation you need to keep going!

Varsity athletics

Nearly 1,000 students proudly sport the Tricolour, and the Gaels are perennial contenders for league and national championships. In 2016-17, the Gaels hoisted four provincial banners. Queen’s consistently ranks in the top five in terms of the number of U SPORTS and OUA Academic All-Stars.

Gaels bus]