Be Active

Want to get active but don't know where to start? Keep reading for different ways to be active at McGill. Physical activity can look like a lot of different things, including joining an intramural sports team, dance, walking up Mount Royal, using a spin bike on campus. or even quidditch!

The Quidditch team is one of McGill's many student clubs and teams.

With Mont-Royal right behind the university, getting active outside is possible year round!

McGill Athletics and Recreation 

  • Intramural Sports: Sign up with a group or as a free agent for sports including soccer, ultimate frisbee, and inner tube water polo. There are open, women's and co-recreational leaves split up into different divisions of skill and competitiveness. 
  • Classes: With both drop-in and semester long activities, you can learn a new activity (including dance and martial arts), improve your stamina, or learn how to use the equipment at the Fitness centre. 
  • Memorial Pool: Stop by for a swim in the 8 lane, 25 metre pool or take a stroke improvement class.
  • Fitness Centre: The McGill Fitness Centre is a bright and spacious gym, open to McGill students, staff and community members. With over 12,000 sq feet there is plenty of room to meet your needs whether it be traditional strength or functional training. We offer a wide variety of strength and cardio machines suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. New to working out? The staff can give your information about the equipment, and there are personal training services available. 
  • Sports Clubs: Cheerleading, sailing, quidditch, nordic skiing, triathlon, and more! 
  • Rent equipment: Want to play soccer in the park? Or go tobogganing, skiing, or snowshoeing in the winter? Visit the equipment room! 

SSMU Clubs

Stop by SSMU Activities Night at the beginning of the Fall and Winter semesters to get an idea of all the different clubs dedicated to staying active and having fun! Clubs are run by students, for students, and can be a great way to get involved while also getting active.

SSMU Mini-courses

MiniCourses are fun, inexpensive non-credit courses offered by the Students' Society of McGill University. They frequently offer fitness classes including yoga and dance! 

PGSS Courses

Graduate students can try a PGSS Mini Course for Vinyasa Yoga, salsa, & meditation.