Life in Vancouver
Explore the Vancouver Campus
Vancouver, British Columbia, is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities and is an outstanding place to live, work and learn. Surrounded by forests and ocean, UBC’s Vancouver campus is in a spectacular natural setting just 30 minutes from Vancouver’s downtown.
Take a virtual Vancouver Campus Tour to experience UBC’s residences, recreational facilities, lecture halls, academic buildings and more.
Experience the West Coast lifestyle
A temperate year-round climate, countless outdoor recreational opportunities, an emphasis on health and wellness, and a laid-back approach all characterize the West Coast lifestyle. Vancouver is also home to eclectic neighbourhoods, diverse cultural attractions and outstanding restaurants – all within a safe, healthy and multicultural city.
Be part of a dynamic business ecosystem
Vancouver is a business-friendly city that attracts people and companies from around the world. Strong commercial and cultural connections to the Asia-Pacific region make Vancouver a unique place to study, live and work.
Live in a sustainable city and study on a sustainable campus
Vancouver launched its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan to support its goal of being one of the world’s most sustainable cities by 2020. UBC was the first Canadian university to achieve the international emission-reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol.