Welcome to UBC

With stunning parks and beaches at your doorstep and downtown Vancouver just a short drive away, this quiet neighbourhood offers a retreat from the bustle of city living. Of course, if you're looking for adventure, you'll find that here too.



Stay on campus and explore student favourites like Koerner’s Pub or the upscale Sage, or venture to West 10th Ave for restaurants that include Korean, Indian, and Japanese options. With UBC’s wide variety of restaurants and bars, you’ll never go hungry.


With this many university students nearby, caffeine options are plentiful and delicious. Choose from reliable local favourites like JJ Bean and Bean Around World, or visit Great Dane or Figaro for something a little different.


Find the basics you need at the University Marketplace Shopping Mall and Wesbrook Village shopping centres, or hit West 10th Ave for sweet boutiques and well-curated home decor.


UBC’s parks and beaches are among Vancouver’s most stunning. Explore Pacific Spirit Park’s 73 km of trails, or venture down the hill to Wreck Beach and discover Vancouver’s most famous (clothing-optional) beach.


Ready to get (or stay) fit? You’ve got options. UBC’s on-campus recreation centre offers memberships to the public, and nearby West Point Grey’s yoga studios will keep you centred and calm. The steps down to Wreck Beach count as a workout too!


Beyond the prestigious university at this neighbourhood’s heart, there are also elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, nearby. If you’re looking for libraries, there are nine on the UBC campus alone.


Take in the world-class First Nations art collection at the Museum of Anthropology or gape at the giant blue whale skeleton hanging in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s plenty to see and do near UBC.


From day spas and hair salons to reflexology and massage, UBC’s well-curated selection of health and beauty options will keep you feeling fresh and looking fabulous.