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University of British Columbia

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University Land Endowments
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Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-822-4636
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Beautiful university

There's a huge campus and behind the university there's a beach called by ''Wreck Beach'', its a amazing beach and the sunset is stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2016
Igor A
Fortaleza, CE
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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

There's a huge campus and behind the university there's a beach called by ''Wreck Beach'', its a amazing beach and the sunset is stunning.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

HUGE campus and not easy to get around - you can take the bus to the campus but there is a LOT of walking so only go if you're especially interested. Amazing location, out of the city on endowed lands but no notable architecture.

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Got to see my girl play rugby in Canada. Easy parking right by the event. Easy to find as well. Can't wait for next year.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The UBC campus is a 'mini city' in itself, with a collection of activities such as museums and gardens for both adults, students and children.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was hanging around there on my way back from Museum of Antrophology and Wreck Beach. Nice and calm university campus with a lot of people in there and some interesting architecture.Few buses leaving to downtown terminates from the middle of it.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Nice location out on a peninsula on the west end of Vancouver. Check out the main library, pacific spirit park and wreck beach

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

While waiting for the Museum of Anthropology to open, we drove though the campus to visit the bookstore.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a sprawling campus full of beautiful buildings and natural surroundings, with a daytime population of 60,000+. It is unlike nearly any other university campus in that it is set in the middle of its own spectacular dedicated nature reserve, organized as a separate municipal entity, physically separated from the rest of Vancouver on one side by a dense... More 

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you are in that area of town the campus is great to walk around. There are lots of coffee shops and amenities on the campus as well as museums and other activities.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Lots of new buildings there aside from the historic buildings located on the University campus! Definitely a university to try to get into but competition to get in is quite high!

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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