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.


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

4915 W 16th Ave
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.

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-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm


UBC Museum of Anthropology

6393 NW Marine Drive
Tel: (604) 827 5932

The Museum of Anthropology was established in 1949 as a department within the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. In 1976, it moved to its current home, an award-winning concrete and glass structure designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson with the grounds landscaped by Cornelia Oberlander. The building houses the Museum as well as the Laboratory of Archaeology, its laboratories and storage facilities. To widen its role as a public and research institution, MOA completed a major expansion and renovation in 2010. This initiative increased MOA’s size by 50 per cent, enhancing its public spaces and its research infrastructure adding laboratories, collections storage, research rooms and the Library and Archives featuring an oral history language laboratory. In 2017, MOA opened a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks and has just finished expanding its facilities for programming and performances.