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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 #26 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Educational Sites
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English first
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338 reviews 338 reviews
136 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

University of BC, per se, is not worth the visit. The gardens (at least five of them) are a different story--well worth attending to.

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Brasilia, DF
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132 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The reasons of my visit were two: the stunning Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and the great Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, also located very close to the campus of UBC. The visit to the MOA was one of the highest points of my stay in Vancouver and I strongly recommend it. At the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts... More

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Highland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Nitobe Gardens is a Japanese Garden and very well done. Tells the life story of a Japanese boy/man. The entrance fee can be combined with the UBC Botantical Gardens.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

this place is amazing! I spent 2 weeks during a exchange program. So much green!!!!! really! The campus is so huge, but walking there so many km per day was a pleasure! the landscape is beautiful! Hope someday go back to UBC !!

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We are Never in Vancouver without visiting the U OF BC Museum of Anthropology. The quality of the collection is unsurpassed. Don't stop with the big pieces, open some drawers and be amazed.and it is worth at least two to three hours. The rest of the Campus has some nice parks and beaches. Enjoy it all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The steam room was controlled by some ranting proffesor type who has regular audience of other miserables,very dirt water filthy changerooms ,lockers dont work at all!!!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wow. Can you imagine going to school in the wilds of western Canada on the shores of the Pacific Ocean yet just minutes from a great cosmopolitan city. A place to apply to and attend. if only I could start over.

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