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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.

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 2023 Semester

Monday - 7:00am to 10:00pm

Tuesday - 9:00am to 10:00pm

Wednesday - 7:00am to 10:00pm

Thursday - 9:00am to 11:00pm

Friday - 8:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday - 8:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am to 9:00pm

Open Gym Hours

Fall 2023 Semester

Monday - 7:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday - 7:00am to 2:45pm & 10:00pm to 11:00pm (Intramurals)

Thursday - 9:00am to 4:00pm & 10:00pm to 11:00pm (Drop-In Basketball)

Friday - 8:00am to 11:00am

Saturday & Sunday - 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:



Badminton equipment

Pickle Ball equipment

Soccer balls




Community Recreation Facilities

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

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

Rotary Stadium
Outdoor running track and fair grounds.

Exhibition Park
Baseball diamonds, soccer and rugby fields.