Wreck Beach is one of Vancouver’s most iconic beaches, located just off-campus in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Heads up, Wreck Beach is clothing optional!
Tower Beach is a gorgeous destination for a walk in the sand or an oceanside picnic. It is accessible via trails to the east and west of the Museum of Anthropology.
Acadia Beach is located between Spanish Banks and Wreck Beach on the northwest tip of the University of British Columbia. It ranges from sandy to rocky and there are nice spots to explore tidal pools and take photos.
If you’re looking to bring together sporty recreation and breathtaking beauty then Spanish Banks is the spot for you. Meet with friends for beach volleyball or paddleboard into the sunset.
Connect with nature in this magnificent temperate rainforest with trails perfect for walking, running, and biking. It’s only minutes from the Pacific Spirit hostel!
The UBC Farm is a 24-hectare farm and forest system on the southern end of the University of British Columbia campus.
A popular meeting spot on campus, the UBC Rose Garden is a feast for the senses with more than a dozen types of roses blooming abundantly between June and September.
A traditional Japanese stroll garden and authentic tea house, Nitobe Memorial Garden is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
UBC Botanical Garden’s mission includes education, research, conservation, community outreach, and public display of temperate plants from around the world. Don’t miss the Greenheart Treewalk!
A one-of-a-kind museum and must-see destination while staying at UBC. Stroll through over 22,000 square feet of exhibits and displays, and marvel at the 25-metre Blue Whale exhibit.
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.
Designed by award-winning architect Arthur Erickson, the museum is home to beautiful First Nations artwork and fascinating cultural exhibitions with guided tours available.
Need your morning caffeine fix? You can’t go wrong for coffee at UBC. No matter where you stay, there is a café right around the corner. Find one near you on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.
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. Find out more on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between– the options are plentiful at UBC. Find food, amenities and attractions near you on our Conferences & Accommodation amenities map.
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.
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.
Wade, swim, soak, dive or steam – you can do it all at the UBC Aquatic Centre, centrally located on UBC campus.