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The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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6163 University Boulevard | UBC Welcome Centre - Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish i would go back to university if I had to study at this place😍 very nice place with old trees and very cool campus

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ilnazn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son graduated from the University of British Columbia. This is world ranking university and provides a place of mind. The rest is up to you as suggested by their slogan. The campus is worth visiting and you will need a couple of days, just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sherryafc
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Loved walking around UBC. It has so much things for visitor to do like the visiting the Museum of Anthropology, the Biodiversity museum, and the Nitobe Memorial Garden. It is such a great campus to just walk around. If you are driving, you can park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mr. John L
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We shopped in the bookstore and walked campus. The view from the rose garden is just stunning! I'm sure it is even prettier here in the summer when everything is in bloom.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TLWhite
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Wander the campus on foot. Parking is expensive. Nitobe Gardens are a must. An island of serenity in the daily bustle. Stop at the new SUB for a Blue Chip coffee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Glen E
Reviewed October 18, 2018

I love spending time on this well planned campus. There are trails everywhere, good transportation connections, parks, sports fields, restaurants and so much more to explore. Stay on site for best access and use of time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I've studied at a few universities in different countries but it is here that I did my two undergraduate degrees. Although studying at and visiting different campuses, this campus is the most beautiful I have seen so far. Although most of the architecture is new,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kufra
Reviewed October 4, 2018

In order to get to the Museum of Anthropology we had to walk through the campus of the University of British Columbia. It is a magnificent, sprawling campus with statuary, gardens, and small private areas to relax. A major activity is people-watching. If you have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marcia71
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This was a trip down memory lane to see where one of the family had once worked. We were stunned by the sheer size of the place, even by North American standards. Very good bus services once we found the right stop. Plenty of attractive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ceridwen53
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is UBC from a tourist point-of-view. Ignoring it's function as an institute of higher learning, this is a great place to walk, look and learn. Having developed over the past 100 years, I'm impressed how the planners have managed to keep the mix between...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
...More
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Ramjatton S
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Douglas W | Reviewed this property |
The Naam on West Fourth in Kitsilano is the first that comes to mind . The area is up-beat with many others.
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June 22, 2016|
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There aren't a huge amount of sit-and-eat restaurants per se on the campus - there is Mahony and Sons, The Pointe Grill and a few others, but the rest are more casual/quick bite or fast food type eats.
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Seba M
July 27, 2015|
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Response from Tran T | Reviewed this property |
You can use Bus 44 to get to the Faculty of Education at UBC from your corner at Thurlow and pacific street. (I cannot post a google maps link; yet it is easy to search using Google maps from your end)
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Laf55
new jersey USA
rainy day in vancouver (13 Replies)
Any suggestions of what to do in Vancouver on a rainy day in September. We have lots of plans if the weather is nice, but no idea if the weather is bad. Also how do we get from the city center to the University of BC anthro. museum? Thanks so much
September 13, 2014|
Response fromLaf55|
Thanks. We were interested in public transport to the museum and it seems a bit complicated. Would a taxi make better sense.?
Girl_from_the_Burgh
Galveston, Texas
Public transport from downtown to the University of BC (3 Replies)
Hi there Looking for a bit of advice from locals or people who've been to the University in Vancouver. My husband is coming to a conference there in July and I'm hoping to come with him and see the city. We'll probably stay downtown, as we'll have a 7 month old and I would like to be able to see the sights without having too much travelling, but how easy will it be for him to get to the University first thing in the morning on public transport? Are there buses that run from downtown?...More
April 03, 2009|
Kohji A
Kyoto, Japan
what is the value to stop by for myself? (6 Replies)
I will be back to California in January through mid April. I often took United Airline with reasonable fare. However, in this year they changed 3month fare to be doubled as well as American and Japan Air. So my choice will be Air Canada flight via Vancouver. So I am wondering I can stay in Vancouver comfortable in another month of April and a half of May. It is likely to have many furnished apartments in Vancouver for my short time stay, but the cost is almost double of my studio in...More
November 05, 2011|
Response fromJ0an123|
Vancouver is amongst, if not the most expensive place to live in our country. Having said that, it is also a beautiful place to live. You might have a difficult time finding a furnished apartment that someone would be willing to rent to you for just 6 weeks. Have you checked out vrbo (vacation rental by owner) sites? That might be an option for you. I can't answer the rugby questions... sorry! But there are tons of options of things to see and do in Vancouver. Use the links to the right...More