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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 185 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Educational Sites
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toronto
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 attraction reviews
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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335 reviews 335 reviews
108 attraction reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
149 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 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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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
132 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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