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.  *NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, equipment rentals from January 10 - 31 must be reserved using this form and will involve contactless pick-up/return.

Check out the video below for a quick overview of the equipment depot!


Hours of operation:

*January 10 - 31 open for contactless pick-up/drop-off of equipment rentals only.  Be sure to reserve rental equipment using this form unless directed otherwise by your course instructor.

Monday: 9AM - 12PM
Tuesday: 9AM - 12PM
Wednesday: 1PM-4PM
Thursday: 1PM-4PM
Friday: Closed

If you are unable to access the Depot during regular operating hours please contact orequip@lakeheadu.ca and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

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