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University of British Columbia

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University Land Endowments
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Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 822 4636
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This is like a small City

I was show round the university by my two nephews who both live on the campus, what I wonderful place to study. Vast open space, beautiful gardens and lots for the students to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was show round the university by my two nephews who both live on the campus, what I wonderful place to study. Vast open space, beautiful gardens and lots for the students to do.

Thank tony q
Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a few hours to kill in Vancouver and a curious high schooler so we stopped here on a whim. It is a beautiful campuus with pretty tree lined streets and a short walk to the ocean. Would love to come back and do a bike ride.

Thank Paul D
Woodbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is truly one of the most beautiful campuses anyway. It's really well kept, with lots of beautiful architecture, pathways and gardens. the view from the rose garden is spectacular and transportation is so easy. I think the students at this university are really lucky!

Thank maryCapeT
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The grounds are beautiful. Located on a peninsula right in the heart of the city. If you are a tourist, you should go if for nothing else, just to see the truly great Museum of Anthropology with an impressive collection of First Nations totems and art.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour of Gastown, and loved the ambiance, the flowers, that were everywhere. Great restaurants, unique retail shops, and the general feel of the area. You felt like you were in a small town.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...on UBC campus (ponderosa studios) and it was great. We're students from Austria so it was great to see what a Canadian campus looks like. it takes a while to get there on public transportation, but it's worth the ride. there's lots to see and do! museums, gardens, buidlings. we were struggling to find places to eat (there are a... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just spent a week on the UBC campus, and have nothing but praise for how beautiful, clean, and well maintained it is. Amenities everywhere: food, pharmacies, museums, post office, etc.. All in very easy walking distance. Two comments on what could be improved... well first, parking is never free -- except maybe some places on Sunday. Second, the new... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Judging only by appearances, students and staff at UBC are very fortunate. Lots of impressive looking buildings arranged along spacious avenues free of traffic but with excellent public transport and bicycle lanes and close to the wonderful Pacific park. If I lived in Canada, this is where I'd want to study I think.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this school as it's one of the schools my son is considering. Easy access via public transportation. UBC is on a peninsula (Point Gray) - surrounded on three sides by water. The Japanese Garden is stunning, the landscaping is beautiful, and it's easy to get around.

Thank Caroline722
Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no idea why a tourists would like to visit a college, but this is a huge campus (60,000 students) in a fabulous park like setting, surrounded by ocean on 3 sides. Do not miss the Japanese Garden (very unique) and the rose garden and the Museum of Anthropology. Food is horrible, but what did you expect from a... More 

Thank abrezvan

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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.