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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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6163 University Boulevard | UBC Welcome Centre - Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada
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"beautiful campus"
in 47 reviews
"wreck beach"
in 27 reviews
"rose garden"
in 42 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 16 reviews
"chan centre"
in 13 reviews
"anthropology museum"
in 12 reviews
"ubc campus"
in 18 reviews
"large campus"
in 8 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 15 reviews
"main mall"
in 6 reviews
"student union building"
in 6 reviews
"point grey"
in 8 reviews
"regional park"
in 4 reviews
"british columbia"
in 17 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 4 reviews
"howe sound"
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"first nations"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not students and have no affiliation to the university. We were staying at the hotel on campus convenient to another place we were visiting and the city hotels were full. This is a beautiful campus with large open spaces everywhere. It is worth...More

Thank palmpirate
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful place to visit and spend an afternoon. Clean and organized, the campus is located at Vancouver's far west. There, you can find the great Museum of Anthropology, right next to the gorgeous UBC Rose garden. It's certainly worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am here regularly and always find it very well maintained, clean and a gorgeous park-like setting. Lots of little restaurants and shops in the area and even if you are not a student. Expansive grounds and the rose garden at the Chan Centre and...More

Thank RCIT
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The University isn't really anything to see unless you attend it. There are some restaurants and some neat buildings like the library that looks like a book, But the endowment lands and the beaches and forest surrounding the university is beautiful, serene.

Thank wcforan
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a great campus to walk around with outstanding architecture, stunning views and easy access by public transit. We also visited the Belkin Art Gallery which is free of charge and hosts interesting exhibits - one entitled Glut about the "woman reader as an...More

Thank Peytonsage
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Want to go to college in a construction site? Try UBC. The coastal setting is beautiful but the architecture is grey Soviet style slabs. Pricey but still crap food options compared to a US university. Even the Triple O's tastes worse than the locations in...More

Thank kaledoniain
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

UBC is big, so leave enough time to wander around. There are great views in many directions, and there is a rose garden and a traditional Japanese garden. I thought it was all wonderful on a sunny day, but the Japanese garden was really special....More

Thank morl8tr
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Set on a beautifully landscaped campus only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this lovely oasis of learning has something for everyone. If you like gardens there are many to choose from, including; the Rose Garden with one of the best views of the North Shore...More

Thank cretan2008
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great area to walk, there are some parks, some tourist attractions to take in. Cafes some are open on the weekend.

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Beautiful Campus well mapped out- lots to do and see. Glad my daughter chose UBC as her University. Parking was very available and easy to access. Love the location of University.

Thank KGZutts
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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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