Recreation

Waterfront

View of the docks at the WAC

The Waterfront Activities Center, located directly behind Husky Stadium on Union Bay and the Montlake Cut, offers canoe and rowboat rentals (discounted for UW students and UW faculty/staff), storage of non-motorized watercraft, and a banquet/meeting room available for group events.  Follow the WAC on Facebook!

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Address
UW Box 354050
3710 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Parking is free after 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturdays and all day Sundays/holidays.

Sound Transit Light Rail has arrived at UW. Avoid parking issues and use light rail, conveniently located by Husky Stadium and the WAC.

Building Hours and Holiday Closures

Mon-Fri, 10:00a-7:00p          Sat/Sun/Holidays, 10:00a-7:00p

* Building hours are not the same as boat rental hours.
    Please see “Canoe & Rowboat Rentals” page for current rental hours.  

Building closures are as follows:

  • Winter Holidays, Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Holiday, Jan. 14-16, 2017
  • President’s Day Holiday, Feb. 18-20, 2017
  • Veteran’s Day Holiday, Nov. 10-12, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 23-26, 2017
  • Winter Holidays, Dec. 16, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018

Special Notice for Seafair Weekend

During Seafair Weekend (August 5 & 6), WAC boats are not allowed passage to Lake Washington; all boats must remain in the Union Bay area. Due to extremely heavy motorized boat traffic, WAC boat rentals are paused before, during, and just after, the Blue Angels show; approximately 12:30p – 3:15p (subject to change).

 

The Washington Yacht ClubUniversity Kayak Club, and Union Bay Rowing Club organize their activities at the WAC. Email imaclubs@uw.edu for more information on these clubs.