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University of British Columbia

6163 University Boulevard | UBC Welcome Centre - Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada
+1 604-822-3313
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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 entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. The UBC Welcome Centre is located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and is the perfect place to start your journey on the Vancouver campus. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions, provide maps and directions and let you know what events are happening during your visit. Immerse yourself in UBC’s history through interactive exhibits and displays. Acknowledge, reflect and discover UBC.
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“wreck beach” (27 reviews)
“rose garden” (40 reviews)
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
University Land Endowments
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Vancouver for business. Since I work in higher education, I stopped by the University of British Columbia to visit. Beautiful campus which is conveniently located.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling the UBC Campus is a special treat at one of Canada's top universities. The Campus is beautifully treed and is situated on the westernmost part of Vancouver surrounded by saltwater.

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful natural setting in a rural environment. Large campus and visited the botanical garden which was also extensive but at end of season. Walked down hundreds of steps to Wreck Beach. Lovely vista.

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We transited university en route to museum of anthropology and were very impressed to took time to stroll around after visit. Beautiful location, some interesting architecture, fabulous views. Well worth a visit if it is a sunny day..

Thank Melbournetraveller84
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My son came on an exchange to this university. I visited him. Beautiful, big and nice uni. He has many fond memories of this uni.

Thank yk33
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This University is located near by ocean. There has few nice parks and beaches near by. I love rose garden. Every time, I went there, they were building the high rise building..................

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Ubc is a huge university situated with trees and botanical gardens and a museum. The architecture is great, you can feel the history, it has a Japanese garden, and you can drive all around and enjoy the view as its close to the ocean.

Thank ahha2014
Reviewed 8 October 2017

UBC is situated at the western most edge of Point Grey. It is one of North America's universities surrounded by undisturbed natural surroundings, in this case, a British Columbia rain forest that spans to cliffs that overlook the inner harbour and Georgia Straight. Visitors can...More

2  Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Interesting to wander throught the campus on the way to the museum and botanic gardens. Easily accessible by public bus service from downtown.

Thank drmary145
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Worth going out there to see the Japanese stroll garden... .. we liked the campus, made me wonder about doing post-grad there!

Thank halcyon_times
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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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Debby G
22 June 2016|
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Response from F S | Reviewed this property |
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
28 July 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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lizard076
27 May 2015|
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Response from svQuickStar | Reviewed this property |
UBC is an affordable option for staying - but you will need public transit to commute to downtown. If you haven't already booked, you may want to check out the YMCA right downtown. You could walk to everything from there... More
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