Where to Find Us
Active Living Centre exterior

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is located on the beautiful and historic University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Faculty is housed mainly within three buildings on the Fort Garry campus, although there are research labs, staff and facilities located at the Bannatyne Campus, which is located in the heart of Winnipeg. The information provided below focuses on the Fort Garry buildings and offices.

Since our buildings are distinct, large and located on what are often considered the entry points to the university via University Crescent and Chancellor Matheson Drive, most visitors find it is relatively simple to find us.

Taking the bus is the easiest way to get to campus, and as a U of M student, you can get a discount on your monthly bus pass at Answers Information Booth located on the main floor of University Centre. The main bus stop area is right beside the Tier Building. The following Winnipeg Transit buses come to the Fort Garry Campus:

  • 36 Northwest Super Express
  • 60 Pembina
  • 61 University Super Express
  • 62 Richmond Express
  • 72 Dalhousie/Killarney
  • 75 Crosstown East
  • 76 U of M/St. Vital Centre
  • 78 Crosstown West

For complete transit information, go to the Winnipeg Transit website.

  • From the North:
    Approaching the University from southbound Pembina Highway, turn left onto University Crescent.
  • From the South:
    Approaching the University from northbound Pembina Highway, turn right on to Chancellor Matheson Road.
  • From the East:
    Take the Pembina Highway exit from westbound Bishop Grandin. Take southbound Pembina Highway and turn left on to University Crescent.
  • From the West:
    Approaching the University on Bison Drive, cross Pembina Highway and the road you are on becomes Chancellor Matheson Road.


Daytime Parking 7:30 am to 4:30 pm:
Paid parking is available at all meters, ticket parking lots and the University Parkade behind University Centre. All other parking lots are off-limits unless you have a valid parking pass. If you're not sure where to park, stop at the University Information Booth at the intersection of Chancellor Matheson Drive and University Crescent.

Evening Parking 4:30 pm to 7:30 am:
On-campus parking is free after 4:30 pm anywhere except for designated ‘24-hour reserved’ parking areas and handicapped areas.

Our Buildings:

Frank Kennedy Centre
Frank Kennedy Physical Education Centre is home to the University's athletic programs and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management undergraduate programs. It has a swimming pool, gymnasia, classrooms and other athletic support services. Frank Kennedy was the first director of physical education and a leader in physical education in the province. The Centre’s general office is located at:

102 Frank Kennedy Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9748
Fax: (204) 474-7634

A campus map is available at: http://umanitoba.ca/maps/  Frank Kennedy Physical Education Centre is building #48 on the map.

Max Bell Centre
The Max Bell Centre is named after a leading western Canadian businessman, who made a life-long commitment to fitness and sports. The Centre houses a year-round ice rink, an indoor track and field area.

A campus map can be found at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/map/  Max Bell Centre is building #46 on the map.

The Investors Group Athletic Centre
The Investors Group Athletic Centre was built for the 1999 Pan-American Games. The 70,000 square foot building, located just north of Max Bell Centre, features a fully retractable seating area for over 3,000 spectators, an athletic therapy unit, high quality acoustics and many other attractions. After being the site of volleyball, basketball, and rythmic gymnastics competitions during the Pan-Am Games, the building has become the permanent home of the Canadian national basketball and volleyball teams.

 The Bison Athletic Therapy Centre is on the second floor of the Investors Group Athletic Centre. It is a 3,500 square-foot clinic that features eight examination tables, physician examination rooms, a hydrotherapy room, exercise rehabilitation area and a team room. The BATC general office is at:

Room 231
Investors Group Athletic Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6956
Fax: (204) 474-7680

A campus map can be found at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/map/  Max Bell Centre is building #54 on the map.

Active Living Centre
Active Living is an actual place. It is actually a name that represents all the facilities and programs within the Faculty - there is no physical building or single place where it exists. All the facilities and programs can be found within the various buildings listed above, however. For further information please visit http://umanitoba.ca/kinrec/bsal/.