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University of British Columbia

2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
604 822 4636
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Ranked #33 of 187 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Educational Sites
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Perth, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

UBC didn't blow me away as I expected. It was certainly nice, but nothing to absolutely rave about. There are some cool gardens and views of the ocean if you walk a bit, but nothing to write home about. Still, an interesting experience.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The planners at UBC destroyed the campus life experience for young adults. They sold off tracts of land to property developers who made cheap housing for families with very small children, who have nothing to do with the university. There are nervous mothers pushing strollers everywhere. Every cafe has crying children. It's nerve-racking that you can't study anywhere, even at... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was "okay." Some nice buildings and spots, but also a lot that's nothing special. Probably not worth the small detour my friend and I made to see it.

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Hong Kong, China
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our daughter commenced her university studies this year at UBC. We had never been to Vancouver so driving from downtown to the campus was a wonderful experience to drive thru a very grand entransce right thru a national park. The campus itself is very spacious with easy access from anywhere to any other location. There is a student village with... More

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We strolled the campus after spending a morning at the Museum of Anthropology. The campus is set on a gentle slope leading up from the water. The architecture is institutional modern, but nicely laid out and well landscaped, with an open feel to it. The students we chatted with were pleasant. It was so pleasant walking around the campus that... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went mainly for the Rose Garden and the MOA but ended up walking around most of the campus anyway. When I went, there was almost no one there (I expect summer classes had already ended and fall semester hadn't begun yet) so it was a nice opportunity to walk around and appreciate the buildings and the beautiful art around.... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I took the bus from downtown vancouver to the UBC. It was about 45 mins ride. The university has a nice big olympic size swimming pool. I was impressed with the library with many journals, books and newspapers to read. My nephew who studied there showed me the various faculties. Was enjoyable and memorable

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I took the bus from downtown to UBC where I met my nephew who studied there. I was impressed by the swimming pool and library. It is a huge campus and serene environment

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a beautiful campus! I think it's by the Pacific Ocean with lots of old and tall conifers. We visited the Anthropology Museum there, a good experience. Drove around the campus just enjoying the view.

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San Carlos, California
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

ridiculously lush, beautiful architecture, more friendly Canadians, the most international campus in North America...wonderful...check out the Museum; mall is beautiful with solo flag at each end framed by BC landscape

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