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“Outdoor gear for rent”

Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary
Ranked #81 of 298 things to do in Calgary
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Owner description: The Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary is the largest outdoor program and equipment rental centre in Calgary. All of our outdoor focused programs, rentals and services are available to everyone, year round-from students, staff and faculty to the local Calgary community and tourists from around the globe! For over 30 years, we have been at the forefront of providing access to diverse and exciting outdoor recreation and skill learning opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia.
Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Outdoor gear for rent”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

great selection of outdoor gear to rent at reasonable prices

1 Thank romc9
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Outdoor centre”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

A good place to rent all kinds of equipment for the outdoors, rafts, cross country skis, snow shoes etc. and very knowledgeable people.

1 Thank blackdog403
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Alberta, Canada
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“Great selection of equipment at good prices”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

We rented some equipment from the U of C and it was a good experience, they had quite a few choices available and their rates were on par or better than competitors. The staff were also quite friendly and willing to share information with the inexperienced.

1 Thank RyguyC
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“Absolutely horrible”
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Okay, so my PE 30 class went camping over the weekend and we needed a tent so we rented one from this place. When we were setting it up at the campground there was no manual so we had absolutely no idea where to start. We fumbled with the pegs, tent, and fly for, literally, an hour with no prevail. We got 3 of our PE teachers to help us, yet they also did not know how to set it up. Our PE teachers!!! Who have been camping for years!
The fly seemed too big and was touching the tent, and the tent itself didn't look symmetrical and expanded. Yes, maybe all the materials were correct and it was our fault not knowing how to set it up properly, but how would we know? THERE WAS NO MANUAL. Furthermore, there was one zipper that was broken and the inside had a lot of funky debris. The inside smelled really bad too, really. Ultimately, the teachers said it was not adequate for my group to sleep in it so we had to bunk in with another group, which hurt my pride a bit, lol.
If you rent a tent it means you are not avid campers. How are people renting the tent who are amateurs, suppose to know how to set it up?
I recommend buying your own because renting has many sources of error. Or at the very least, DON'T RENT FROM HERE! but you can if you want :).

Thank super_dawg57
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