Recreational Sports Programs

Waterfront Activities Center Hours

View of the docks at the WAC

The Waterfront Activities Center is located directly behind Husky Stadium, on Union Bay and near the Montlake Cut. We rent canoes and rowboats to the general public, seven days a week. UW Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association members receive a discounted rate when they present their current, valid Husky Card or Alumni Association card.

Canoe & Rowboat Rental Hours

Dates Days of Week Times
November – January Daily* No Boat Rentals

*7 days a week – No boat rentals

Building Hours

(Please call for current rental hours – 206-543-9433)

Dates Days of Week Times
January 5 – 31 Daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
February 1 – 28 Daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 1 – 31 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 1 – 30 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May 1 – August 31 Weekdays
Weekends & Holidays
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 1 – 30 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 1 – 31 Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 1 – December 18 Daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures

  • Winter Holidays, Dec. 13, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Holiday, Jan. 17-19, 2015
  • President’s Day Holiday, Feb. 14-16, 2015
  • Veteran’s Day Holiday, Nov. 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 26-29, 2015
  • Winter Holidays, Dec. 19, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016

No Boat Rentals

  • Opening Day of Boating Season: May 2, 2015
  • Home Football Games:  TBD
  • Off-Season: November 1 – February 28