While you are attending the conference at UBC, please take time to enjoy any of these wonderful attractions on our beautiful campus!

Arriving early or staying late? For a complete list of things to see and do in British Columbia, be sure to visit Hello BC for provincial tourism information. For the Vancouver area, visit the Destination Vancouver website.


Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2212 Main Mall
Tel (604) 827 4955

A museum dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of biodiversity. It is home to over 20,000 fossils from all over the world, including the largest blue whale exhibit in Canada.


Aquatic Centre

UBC Aquatic Centre

6080 Student Union Boulevard
Tel (604) 822 4501

The UBC Aquatic Centre features a 50-metre indoor pool, seasonal 55-yard outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness/weight room, sauna/steam rooms, seasonal patio area, and diving boards from one to ten meters.

Summer Hours: Please call for swim times, lessons, etc.


Pacific Spirit Regional Park

1200 W 73rd Ave, Suite # 130
Tel (604) 224 5739

The Pacific Spirit Regional Park encompasses 763 hectares of forest and foreshore surrounding UBC, and boasts 73 kilometers of walking trails. Experience a variety of landscapes, from estuary marshes, rock and cobble beaches, wooded ravines, ancient bog, and upland forests. Regional Park Interpreters offer customized group programs on themes ranging between edible plants, birds, and bog ecology.

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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall
Tel (604) 822 4208

Considered to be the best traditional, authentic Japanese Tea and Stroll Garden in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside Japan, the Nitobe Garden includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House. The exquisite work of art was created out of two-and-a-half acres of pristine forest by landscape architects and gardeners recommended by the government of Japan.


UBC Recreation Centre

6000 Student Union Boulevard
Tel (604) 822 6000

UBC Recreation offers many activities available to guests during the summer months. With two fitness facilities, including the SRC is one of Canada’s premier University fitness facilities. It includes 1,800 square-feet of gym space, a full service fitness and weight room, a 2,300 square-foot dance studio, and a 1,600 square-foot traditional martial arts dojo.

Summer Hours (Bird Coop): Mon-Thu 6:30am-9pm, Fri 6:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun + Holidays 12pm-5pm

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UBC Botanical Garden & Greenheart Canopy Walkway

Established in 1916, the UBC Botanical Garden has an outstanding collection of temperate plants displayed according to their geographic areas. Exhibits of regional plants include the Native Garden and Alpine Garden.Located in garden and open year-round, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway is a 308-metre (1010 feet) aerial trail system that offers a rare perspective of the natural beauty of the west coast forest canopy ecosystem. It is the only one of its kind in Canada.

Summer Hours: Daily 9:30am-5pm