Vancouver and UBC Attractions & Experiences

Vancouver and UBC Attractions & Experiences

The University of British Columbia (UBC)

UBC is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.  Its Vancouver campus features a picturesque setting of forest and ocean, with spectacular views of the North Shore mountains.

UBC Attractions and Experiences

The campus features multiple galleries, concert venues and museums including the renowned Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden, and the Museum of Anthropology, which features the art of west coast First Nations people.  https://attractions.ubc.ca/

Some perennial favorites include:

For those seeking recreation, fitness and sports opportunities, UBC offers a diverse range of options.  https://recreation.ubc.ca/

Nature lovers can find great forest walks and beaches to explore at and near to UBC.

Pacific Spirit Park – http://pacificspiritparksociety.org/about-the-park/pacific-spirit-park/

Jericho Beach – https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/jericho-beach.aspx

Spanish Banks Beach – https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/spanish-bank-beach.aspx

Wreck Beach – clothing optional beach. http://www.wreckbeach.org/

UBC Grocery Stores

Fresh food is available in multiple locations at UBC, with lots of it being local and organic.

https://www.facebook.com/GCIVancouver/

http://www.ubcsprouts.ca/whoweare

https://www.saveonfoods.com/store/ubc/

Restaurants

There’s quite a diversity of places to eat on the UBC campus.  https://food.ubc.ca/places-to-eat/

Stanley Park – over 400 hectares of forest, seawall promenade for walking and cycling, rose gardens, outdoor pool, beaches, forested trails and the Vancouver Aquarium.  https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

Granville Island – a peninsula paradise of 275 food markets and artisan shops with world class street entertainers, marinas and great water views of the city.  Accessible by Aquabus service from downtown. https://granvilleisland.com/, www.theaquabus.com

Visit Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Richmond Chinese Night Market, South Vancouver’s South Asian community, Commercial Drive etc.  https://www.tourismvancouver.com/vancouver/neighbourhoods/

North Shore Mountains – Hiking (including the famous Grouse Grind) and mountain biking, gondola, amazing views.  https://www.vancouvertrails.com/regions/the-north-shore/

Downtown Vancouver: shopping on Robson and Granville streets, food everywhere, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Vancouver Art Gallery, https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-attractions-in-downtown-vancouver-3887808

For more information on fun and free things to experience in Vancouver visit: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/free-almost-free/25-free-things-to-do/