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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 #23 of 185 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Educational Sites
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Perth, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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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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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am a university professor, so am not easily impressed by campuses. But the University of British Columbia is absolutely stunning! I was here on business and stayed at the Gage Apartments (highly recommended). Most of our meetings were in the Longhouse and the Liu Center, both of which are stunning. The Longhouse is next to the Xwi7xwa Library (First... More

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Calgary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had an impressive tour of the University. First of all, the drive is amazing, as you go through the best areas of town, commencing with a beautiful drive heading West along the beaches of Spanish Banks. A long road follows through one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods, surrounded by large trees, green areas and very expensive homes backing on... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have knocked my rating down a notch from where it would have been about 10 years ago, because of UBC's new emphasis on merging town and gown. Lots of new buildings with various architectural styles have gone up on campus -- condos, big houses, high-rise apartments, etc. -- for sale or lease to the general public. These structures have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The views from the gardens on our way to the Museum of Anthropology were wonderful ... the college atmosphere was nice and laid back and I have heard you can rent bikes and that the Spanish Banks are really nice!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The campus is a bit out of the way if you're staying downtown (we took a public bus from Burrand St.), but worth going to if you'd enjoy seeing a great anthropology musuem and a campus setting whose closest counterpart in the U.S., I think, would be the University of California, Santa Barbara (UBC is on English Bay, which is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This campus just keeps growing, lots of places to eat and right next to Spanish Banks, you can combine a visit to both.

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