Outdoor Adventures

Mission statement

It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.


Students ice climbing

Academic classes

Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.

Hiking Kesugi Ridge

Wilderness Welcome Orientation Trip

Stay healthy and get out in the Alaska wilderness. A big part of enjoying life in Fairbanks is embracing an active, outdoor lifestyle. UAF Outdoor Adventures offers Wilderness Welcome Orientation before the traditional New Student Orientation. Start your time at UAF right by participating in this from August 13-17.

During Wilderness Welcome students from all over the U.S. and the world get to know each other while they explore Alaska's vast wilderness. No experience is required, but all students will be challenged. 

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Wickersham Dome Snowshoe

Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community

The Outdoor Adventure's LLC brings together students with similar identities, values or needs. We have staff who support your experience within the residence halls and at the Outdoor Adventures office.  A successful first year of college looks different for every student, so we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to UAF academically as well as socially.
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Avalanche awarness

Field Safety classes

We organize a wide variety of outdoor safety training for both our staff and members of the university community.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Virtual

We know the Banff Mountain Film Festival is a tradition for many Fairbanks families and adventurers. While we cannot gather in the Davis Concert Hall this year, Banff has us covered! This year you can get the stock from the comfort of your own cabin with your favorite beverage. You can watch it a few times and see more films than normal! We bet some die hard folks will project it on the side of their house with a bonfire. This will be a great evening at home during our long dark nights. By purchasing the programs through the link below, you will be supporting UAF Outdoor Adventures and you can do it from anywhere!

A reminder of some Virtual Tour basics:

  • Individual programs: $15 USD (3-day rental period)
  • Bundle (2 programs): $28 USD (14-day rental period)
  • The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as the customer presses play).
  • Films can be re-watched within their rental period.
  • Purchase here to support UAF Outdoor Adventures: https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/?campaign=WT-152954
  • On the website, customers will need to have an internet or wifi connection to view the films, and they are available only through online streaming (not download).  

    We have a Banff Mountain Festival App, it can be used to watch films, but not to purchase them. They have to be purchased on the web first. The App will let you synch programs you rented, without needing wifi, once the synch process is finished.
  • If your customers have technical questions, direct them to the Help Centre for more information. (Reviewing the “How do I watch on my SmartTV” will be particularly helpful)
  • Sales will be available starting 8am MST on November 26