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University of British Columbia

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

Our visit for college went like this, arrive, assess and leave. Too big for her. Lots of people and more of a modern feel. Lovely if you like that but just not for us!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Karen S
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit for college went like this, arrive, assess and leave. Too big for her. Lots of people and more of a modern feel. Lovely if you like that but just not for us!

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

UBC is a beautiful campus, and a wonderful educational institution. During visits, I have used their recreation facilities, including the Bird Coop, and Aquatic Center. Top notch facilities. Their campus reminds me of a grand scale Boston College. Just love it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a fee, one can walk suspended between trees in the forest along with the birds and falling leaves. We took our time and made it through in 40 minutes.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the University of British Columbia for a Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 soccer match. The WFC2 were facing the Oklahoma City Energy in the United Soccer League playoffs. Even though I was walking through the rain, I realized that visiting UBC in the pouring rain has unique charms and, dare I say it, is even better than walking... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My main draw was the on-campus Museum of Anthropology (a must see), but the University of British Columbia is worth walking around also. The leaves were changing color; it was all very lovely. I wish I had a little more time to explore but was still glad I could check it out. Riding the bus to campus made me feel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for work but chose to stay in downtown Vancouver but once I saw this campus I realised I could have happily stayed out here. There is some construction underway but the lovely wide central thoroughfares, the beautiful gardens, great museums and extensive bike paths make this a worthy location in itself. Great cafes and plenty of options... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to check their pulp and paper reasearch center. Extremely peaceful environment, bike friendly, anyone can go for a stroll and spend a nice day in the campus

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The university is spread over a large area, you would need a vehicle to get around. It is well planned with wooded areas, gardens, a beach and even a museum of anthropology!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the campus sits at the end of point grey and has some great views of the water and the ocean. the other side of the campus is the Pacific Regional Park with hikes and trees and much needed green space.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well laid out, bright, clean and great for a drive through when going to or from Spanish Banks. Make sure you also cruise by some of Vancouver's most costly real estate on the road down to the beach - amazing architecture

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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