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When you stay at UBC, you have access to a wealth of options for cultural enrichment, food, education and entertainment.

The ARC
Fitness

The ARC

The ARC

Don’t want to miss your workout? Enjoy UBC’s newest fitness centre, located in the freshly-renovated UBC Life Building (the former Student Union Building). This spacious facility has everything you need.

Features

  • 8,000 sq. ft of fitness centre and multi-purpose studio space
  • Cardio and weight training equipment
  • Open Daily (except Saturdays)
The ARC
UBC Rose Garden
Attraction

UBC Rose Garden

UBC Rose Garden

Visit one of Vancouver’s premier rose gardens and take in a stunning view of Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast mountains.

Features

  • Free, year-round access
  • Located close to premier attractions and amenities including The Chan Centre, Museum of Anthropology and Sage Restaurant
UBC Rose Garden
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Attraction

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Connect with nature in this magnificent temperate rainforest just minutes from your accommodation. Pacific Spirit Regional Park is one of Vancouver’s most popular natural destinations for locals, with trails perfect for walking, running, bike riding or even horseback riding. Learn more >

Features

  • Over 78 kilometres of forested trail
  • Open 7 am–10 pm during the summer months
  • Accessible by public transit
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Wreck Beach
Attraction

Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach is one of Vancouver’s most iconic beaches, located just off-campus in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Keep in mind that Wreck Beach is clothing optional. Spanish Banks, Jericho and Kitsilano beaches are popular traditional beaches just a short drive or bus ride from campus.

Wreck Beach
Tower Beach
Attraction

Tower Beach

Tower Beach

Tower Beach is a gorgeous destination for a walk in the sand or an oceanside picnic located at the north end of Point Grey in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. It is accessible via trails to the east and west of the Museum of Anthropology.

Tower Beach
UBC Farm
Attraction

UBC Farm

UBC Farm

The UBC Farm is a 24-hectare teaching and learning space and integrated production farm. It is open to the public throughout the year and hosts a weekly Farmers’ market on Saturdays from June to October, plus a host of other unique events and programs. Learn More >

UBC Farm
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Attraction

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

A one-of-a-kind museum and must-see destination while you’re staying at UBC. Stroll through over 22,000 square feet of exhibits and displays, marvel at the 25-metre Blue Whale exhibit, or check out the beautiful living roof and patio.

Features

  • Natural history museum
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
  • 6 collections of fascinating specimens
  • Mammals, fish, birds, insects, plants, fossils and more
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
The BirdCoop
Fitness

The BirdCoop

The BirdCoop

Stick to your workout schedule while you’re visiting Vancouver. Check out The BirdCoop – UBC’s fitness centre. No matter your fitness level, you’ll find a variety of activities and equipment to keep your heart pumping.

Features

  • Open daily
  • Cardio and weight training equipment
  • Indoor climbing cave
  • Get Fit and Cycle Fit classes
The BirdCoop
Cafés
Food

Cafés

Cafés

You can’t go wrong for coffee at UBC. No matter where you stay, there is a café right around the corner.

West Coast Suites and Gage Apartments guests are right near Great Dane Coffee, Blue Chip in the AMS Nest, Loafe in the Alumni Centre, and Starbucks in the UBC Life Building or UBC Bookstore. Just a few steps further on University Boulevard, you’ll find JJ Bean and Boulevard. Ponderosa Studios guests are right next door to Mercante and Harvest market – which are also just a few minutes walk from the Pacific Spirit Hostel.

Find a café near you on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.

Cafés
The Aquatic Centre
Fitness

The Aquatic Centre

The Aquatic Centre

Wade, swim, soak, dive or steam – you can do it all at the UBC Aquatic Centre, centrally located on UBC campus.

Features

  • Indoor pool and diving platform
  • Indoor UV treated whirlpool and steam room
  • Fitness facility and weight room
  • Outdoor pool and diving tower
  • Change rooms and lockers
The Aquatic Centre
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Attraction

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Explore one of the largest public art collections in British Columbia. UBC’s collection of contemporary art features more than 2,500 pieces and 30,000 archival art history items, plus an outdoor art tour.

Features

  • Free admission
  • Tours available for groups of all sizes
  • Open daily except Mondays
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Museum of Anthropology
Attraction

Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology

Designed by award-winning architect Arthur Erickson, the museum is home to beautiful First Nations artwork and fascinating cultural exhibitions with guided tours available.

Features

  • Guided tours
  • Gift shop
  • Café
  • Discount tickets for seniors, youth, families and groups
  • Open daily except Mondays
Museum of Anthropology
Grocery & Liquor Stores
Food

Grocery & Liquor Stores

Grocery & Liquor Stores

Looking for a few staple items, planning to pack a picnic lunch or trying to find that perfect bottle of wine? UBC has you covered.

Pick up your grocery items at Grocery Checkout in the AMS Nest, Harvest market in Ponderosa Commons or Granville Island Produce in the University Village. There’s also a Save-On-Foods in the Wesbrook Village.

Liquor stores on campus include the Parkway Liquor Store in the University Village and a BC Liquor Store in UBC’s Wesbrook Village.

Find more amenities and attractions near you on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.

Grocery & Liquor Stores
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Attraction

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Take a fascinating walk through one of North America’s most authentic Japanese gardens. Stroll through 2 ½ acres of unique plant life, water features, carvings and lanterns. Part of the UBC Botanical Garden.

Features

  • Japanese tea house
  • Gift shop
  • Educational tours available
  • Open weekdays
Nitobe Memorial Garden
UBC Botanical Garden
Attraction

UBC Botanical Garden

UBC Botanical Garden

Explore lush greenery and walk under the rainforest canopy on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A truly West Coast experience not to be missed!

Features

  • Educational tours
  • Events and workshops
  • Gift shop
  • Open daily
UBC Botanical Garden
Restaurants, Pubs & Eateries
Food

Restaurants, Pubs & Eateries

Restaurants, Pubs & Eateries

Upscale bistros, casual dining, pubs, retail eateries, food trucks, and grab-and-go snacks – the options are plentiful at UBC. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Plus, Vancouver’s thriving restaurant scene is just 15 minutes away.

Find food, amenities and attractions near you on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.

Restaurants, Pubs & Eateries