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Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
+1 604-291-3111
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Worth a stop if you are in the area...interesting architecture, nice views

SFU is built on the top of a mountain, so there are lots of nice views in different directions. The... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
morl8tr
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London, Canada
Excellent Views

SFU has great views, especially at sunset near the totem poles. The university has a number of... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Tettlley
,
Vancouver
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8888 University Dr, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

SFU is built on the top of a mountain, so there are lots of nice views in different directions. The architecture is interesting with many long, horizontal lines, with many dense vertical lines. Probably because it is on top of a mountain and exposed to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

SFU has great views, especially at sunset near the totem poles. The university has a number of good hiking trails that are easy walking especially if you want to bring your dog along. I have not done this but I know of a number of...More

Thank Tettlley
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

For a free (except for parking) attraction you get a unique view of the lower mainland and you get to see some unique architecture - a lot of which has been featured in big Hollywood sci-fi movies (you'll have to search imdb). It's not ever...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Can't beat the views on a day when it's not fogged in. The scene of many a sci-fi film, the Arthur Erikson architecture is alone worth the visit. Check out the Academic Quadrangle, the reflecting pond, the aztec mound. Nice little shopping village in UniverCity,...More

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

On the mountain are very intelligent and talented people. I know some of the administration and teaching staff there. There's three campuses... mountain, downtown and Surrey. All good.

1  Thank Lagusaya2
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This campus was designed by Canada's most well known architect. Eriksson recently passed away but leaves a beautiful legacy in his master plan and design of the SFU campus and academic quadrangle. I attended a graduation under the convocation mall and it was quite a...More

Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located at the top of the Burnaby Mountain. You may reach the campus by a direct bus from downtown to university in about 30 minutes.

Thank Kei E
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Take your camera and enjoy taking photos of the great architecture, art installations, and the reflecting pool.

Thank simivalley1699
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Came here to visit the campus with my gf who went here. Lovely spot for adventures back into student life.

Thank robby321
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to study. Excels for example in business. Good teachers, very competitive atmosphere. Lucky to get in.

1  Thank swan651
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