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

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A huge and beautiful little city of it's own

I recently attended a retreat and stayed at the UBC campus. The circle buses weren't running early enough for me. I ended up getting a ride from another participant. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have travelled all over the world and UBC is one of the few palce that I have got lost in! It is almost as if they do not want visitors or welcome people from outside Canada. That said there are visitor attractions and museums and galleries to see but it is very hard to find them!

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I recently attended a retreat and stayed at the UBC campus. The circle buses weren't running early enough for me. I ended up getting a ride from another participant. Lots of greenery and open space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

In the summer time great place to hike walk bike even rent a room student hotel accommodations available in summer dark and rainy in winter around 30,000 students mostly Asian all studies swimming pool hot tub indoor outdoor golf course restaurants etc end of bus line about 20 minutes west of Vancouver over the bridge through west side residential area... More 

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TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The location was simply beautiful! We liked the welcoming, friendly people on campus. It seems like there are a variety of options for new students to get involved in and make new friends. The university has an interesting history that they present on the tour.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have visited quite a few University campuses in North America; Yet, UBC is the best in my book. The campus was large, beautiful, a mix between old and new structure. Excellent scenery from the Rose Garden. Students and staff are helpful and very polite. I am impressed

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

1. Walk around the Univ. It is Beautiful. Click photo on the main mall - several places. Different buildings built in a specific fashion - eg, library is shaped like a book, Pharma dept is shaped like a tablet etc. 2. Museum of Anthropology 3. Botanical Gardens 4. Beaty museum - to see the Blue Whale skeleton 5. Wreck beach... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Honestly, I went to the campus looking for the museum and botanical gardens. It wasn't easy to find. But then again, I didn't ask for directions. I wanted to see the kind of students attending this international beacon, and I wasn't disappointed. Conversations I heard were on par with general colleges, so again, not disappointed. I did thoroughly enjoy the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you like Native American (First Nations) history, don't miss the archeological museum on the edge of the campus. In addition to hundreds of baskets, utensils, beaded clothing, there are cool original totem poles, canoes, storage boxes etc. Bill Reid's "creation of man " carved wooden sculpture takes center stage and is very impressive. There is a small parking lot... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great to see, walk around, nice beach near by and parks. Could park near the campus to take long walk down to the beach/harbour. Can see logging, wildlife and plants. Nothing to dislike.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

University of British Columbia is a huge campus that essentially takes up the peninsula it is set on. Surrounded by quaint neighborhoods and extensive parks and grounds of every type, it is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy gardens & the outdoors at all. There is even a nice set of accommodations in various places on campus. Be forewarned:... More 

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