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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 #24 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Educational Sites
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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