What to expect on the Vancouver Campus
With popular beaches, international food, and a lively social scene, the campus is so easy to live on that some students say they hardly need to leave.
UBC’s Vancouver campus is a vibrant community with almost 32,000 undergraduate students. It feels like its own little city but it’s within easy reach of beaches, downtown, and mountains. You can go from exploring a rainforest trail in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, to relaxing on Jericho Beach, to shopping on Robson Street — all in one day.
Endless ways to enjoy UBC’s Vancouver campus
Experience all the great activities, hang-outs, and entertainment that make life on the Vancouver campus endlessly fun.
Museum of Anthropology
A spectacular place to explore world arts and cultures, and a quiet place of contemplation.
Unique Study spaces
There are unique places to study around campus. Enjoy ocean views on the rocks at Tower Beach or visit the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese tea and stroll garden. Wifi connectivity around the entire campus means that almost any favourite spot can become your new study space.
The UBC Farm is a living laboratory. It hosts Saturday farm markets, runs community-supported agriculture box programs, sells produce to many food outlets on campus, and hosts numerous events and workshops throughout the year.
Meet like-minded students in clubs and course unions. With hundreds of clubs to choose from, there’s surely a club here for you. If the club you want doesn’t exist, the student-run Alma Mater Society will help you start your own!
Cheer on the Thunderbirds
Your team needs you! Thunderbird football, soccer, hockey, field hockey, swimming, and other varsity teams provide thrilling sporting action. Come out and cheer your team on!
Living in Vancouver
Vancouver is a vibrant metropolis surrounded by majestic mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Consistently rated one of the best places in the world to live, Vancouver could be your home for the next four years.
Easy to get to
The city is on Canada’s Pacific Coast and is just 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the US border. Vancouver is on major air routes from across Canada and around the world.
Mild weather year-round
Vancouver has a temperate climate with warm, breezy summers and mild, wet winters. Snow is rare in the city but is plentiful on the surrounding mountain resorts (perfect for snowboarding and skiing).
Your student fees include an unlimited local transit pass called the U-Pass. With 14 bus routes from UBC, as well as dedicated bike lanes and on-campus parking for car-poolers, getting around is easy.