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Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 822 4636

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Beautiful campus!

Beautiful campus! There are several museums n campus (find the whale bones in the Biodiversity museum). Must stops include the botanical garden (definitely include the canopy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I came here in search of the Nitobe gardens, and was not disappointed. The campus is quite extensive….glad for the shade trees on a very warm day!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus! There are several museums n campus (find the whale bones in the Biodiversity museum). Must stops include the botanical garden (definitely include the canopy walk) and Japanese garden. There are also 3 Starbucks on campus if you need caffeine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

UBC was once the most beautiful university campus in Canada, if not the world. Because it has grown and dropped building everywhere it is no longer a pleasant place to roam about as a visitor. Great educational institution and it still has those super cliffs and beaches and places to carry on with youthful love and parties. But for visitors,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited the campus as tourists to see the sites of the University. Although nothing particularly special to see, it was a nice stroll through a different area of the city. Not a must see for a tourist but something a little different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

For visitors, the most interesting thing about UBC is the architecture. Some of it is appalling, but there are also many gems. In particular, the use of wood in large building design is exceptional. The Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences used an advanced form of wood construction known as CLT (cross-laminated timber). Other buildings re-purposed old timbers. Perhaps the most surprising... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Explored UBC with my friend who is here with a post-grad program so I stayed in her room in the dorms on campus. This place is HUGE and the land around it is impressive - contains the MOA and a beautiful Rose Garden where we ate take out Chinese dinner ($5!) and watched the sunset over the mountains. Ate dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

had wanted to get accepted by ubc but i didn't make it. but i visited it as a visitor. really a large and romantic campus.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I stayed on the campus in the 'hotel' run by the university for a short international meeting. The suites were really spacious - great for living in for a term if studying or teaching at the university and equally good for a short stay. service was friendly and efficient. The campus is very large, as others have said. There are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Huge campus where the smart ones come to study from the world over. You can spend a whole day here and still come away feeling you have more to see.

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I believe school was out for the summer when we visited, so we didn't meet many students. The campus goes on for ever. The buildings remind me of classy private college.

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Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 822 4636
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver

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