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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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  • Average8%
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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 1 week ago

We only drove through a small portion of this campus but what a beautiful location! Lots of green spaces, interesting architecture and walking students/professors/staff. The Museum of Anthropology is on the campus as well, so don't miss that!

1  Thank skitched814
alumniUBC, Welcome Ambassador at University of British Columbia at University of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad to hear you had a lovely time, hope you can come back and see more soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in campus during Our visit to Vancouver. There are a couple of good museums and gardens on campus. I enjoyed seeing the local wildlife. I saw squirrels, woodpecker and other animals. There were a lot of small shops like Starbucks, sandwich, soup and...More

Thank Steve S
alumniUBC, Welcome Ambassador at University of British Columbia at University of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, we are glad you had a lovely time here on our campus! Please be sure to visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

UBC is a large campus. Like really, really large. So getting around can be a bit daunting. But there's a great selection of museums (including the Museum of Anthropology - MOA), and beautiful gardens to take in. The Chan Centre offers interesting concerts on a...More

Thank BKKPeter
alumniUBC, Welcome Ambassador at University of British Columbia at University of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha! We are glad you had a lovely time on our campus. It is quite large but there are always people willing to show you the way -- there are also several tours around for visitors at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 6 days on campus and loved it all. The staff was gearing up as I left within the first days of August. The campus is clean, manicured, large, museums, Zen and botanical gardens, restaurants, pub, golf, beaches, library, bus, taxi and a 20...More

Thank Babofzerockies
alumniUBC, Welcome Ambassador at University of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at UBC, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a day at the UBC campus after taking a 99 bus from near the West Broadway Canada line station. The campus buildings and grounds are amazing - I am sure this is one of the most amazing sites any university in the world...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now this could be the best little-known (at least in the States) University in North America--one center after another devoted to the many parts of knowledge--the arts, law, the humanities, the sciences, and a vibrant student body. Right in among outdoor activities, intellectual pursuits, every...More

Thank bermane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to do at the University. There are shops and spectacular view, Places to eat and of course the beach.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous location for the University of British Columbia, surrounded the harbour and gorgeous parks and scenery.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This university is relatively big and has a small fountain and some eateries onsite as well. It is located close to so many parks and garden. Really nice to visit together with a visit to the rose garden, botanic garden, wreck beach, etc.

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We visited Regent College, part of University of British Columbia, and the grounds near UBC. The bus took us right into campus. We also visited the Rose garden, ate hot dogs from a food truck, walked past the village where students abound, and took in...More

Thank 27Vivien77
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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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