B. C. Matthews Hall

Where to find us

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is housed in B.C. Matthews Hall on the University's main campus.

The administrative offices are located on the 2nd floor of B.C. Matthews Hall. For locations of individual staff or faculty members, see Our people.

Directions to campus

Waterloo's main campus is located at 200 University Avenue West in Waterloo, ON. For information on travelling by bus, train, or airplane, see public transit.

By car – from highway 401

  • Take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to highway 8 WEST Kitchener/Waterloo
    • From Buffalo and Niagara Falls, follow the Queen Elizabeth Way in the "Toronto" direction to highway 403 WEST (1 hour); follow 403 WEST to highway 6 NORTH; follow 6 North to highway 401 WEST; follow 401 West to exit 278 (45 min.); proceed as below.
  • Follow 8 WEST to 7 EAST (called the Conestoga Parkway). Be sure to take the exit for 7 EAST (not 7 WEST)
  • Keep left; do not exit on 7 EAST (Victoria Street and Guelph). Expressway becomes 85 NORTH (formerly 86).
  • Exit at University Avenue West and drive about 3 km
  • Follow University Avenue to Seagram Drive – the main entrance to the University of Waterloo.
  • From University Avenue, turn right onto campus and immediately turn right at the STOP sign.
  • Proceed around campus's Ring Road to the next stop sign. B.C. Matthews Hall/Lyle S. Hallman Institute is the building complex on your left. (For Parking Lot M, proceed through STOP sign and turn left immediately past building.)

Interactive and printable campus maps

Visitor parking

The following parking lots are closest to the Department and are available for use by visitors to campus:

  • Parking lot M - $6.00 pay and display ticket (adjacent to B.C. Matthews Hall/Lyle Hallman Institute)
  • Parking lot N - $5.00 pay and display ticket
  • Parking lot R - $5.00 coin gate - ONLY AVAILABLE from 3:45 p.m. onwards

List of all parking lots on campus

Campus map showing parking locations