Outdoor Recreation Equipment Depot

Lakehead University’s School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism has an extensive library of outdoor equipment available to students to use, free of charge, in scheduled ORPT courses. Students and other users may rent equipment at competitive rates when not being used in courses. Learn about our rental program here.

Check out the video below for a quick overview of the equipment depot! close up of a paddle from the outdoor rec equipment depot

Hours of operation:

NOTICE: Following guidelines and efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19, The Depot will not be maintaining consistent hours of operations. We are examining ways in which we can continue to serve our valued users and will post any changes as they are implemented. Until then, The Depot will remain closed for rentals.

Please note that the hours of operation vary depending on the time of year and the academic needs of the facility.  Hours are subject to change on short notice so check regularly to see if they have changed.

Depending on staff availability we occasionally close briefly for feeding etc.

Where is the Depot located?

Set your GPS to: 48° 24' 52"N 89° 15' 19"W or UTM 16N 0333108 5364837

We are located at 874 Tungsten Street, in the back of the building. There is limited parking at the front of the building, but plenty in our yard (accessible from Copper Cres. behind the Mini Storage). We are also located on the #9 (Junot) bus route.

Email: jfmiller@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: +1 (807) 343-8323
Web address: lakeheadu.ca/orptdepot