Sports/Activities | Dominican University College


There are several options for staying fit while studying at DUC. An intramural soccer league runs year round with students from Africa, South America and Europe  adding to the quality of play.

Photo of students playing indoor soccer.

The university is also less than ½ km from the Ottawa River, home to over 400 km of paved and interconnected bike paths and walkways.

trees and road

Just down the hill you will find Plant Bath, a full-service recreation center with a gym, fitness rooms, swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

A short walk from the university you can find a rock climbing and bouldering gym Vertical Reality. Lessons are available for beginners. Students from all over the city meet regularly to share their passion for climbing and fitness, especially for the weeknight 9-12 pm, 5$ climb. 

The world-famous Gatineau Park is only a 20 minute drive from DUC, for those wishing to experience the best in outdoor adventure. Whether snowboarding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, bungee jumping, and rock climbing, Gatineau Park is a destination of choice for outdoor enthusiasts.