Spectacular by Nature
SUPERIOR GLOBAL RANKING FOR LIFESTYLE, LIVEABILITY, ARTS AND CULTURE
The UBC Peninsula sits at the westernmost end of Vancouver’s prestigious Point Grey and Kitsilano communities. Select few residential neighbourhoods exist on the peninsula, the most exclusive of which border Pacific Spirit Regional Park, a 763-acre forest greenbelt that divides UBC from the city.
A bird’s eye view of the peninsula reveals a mass of lush green landscapes bordered by blue-green ocean to the north and west, and the Fraser River to the south. The area developed over the past 100+ years, in tandem with the venerable University of British Columbia; performance-rated 27th in the world.
The campus, like the peninsula, is spectacular. Beautiful beaches, parks, running trails, restaurants and cafes, and venerable public institutions ensure that the campus ranks among select few globally for lifestyle, arts and culture.
The Chan Centre for the Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Belkin Art Gallery, UBC Botanical garden, Rose Garden, Nitobe Japanese Garden, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Pacific Museum of Earth, Frederic Wood Theatre, 50-acre UBC Farm, UBC Hospital, UBC Aquatic Centre, the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, and world-class elementary and secondary schools are all located on or near campus — comfortably close to Pacific Spirit Estate, but worlds away from the exclusive, tranquil neighborhood.
Just a few minutes drive east along Chancellor Boulevard, the neighborhoods of Point Grey and Kitsilano connect with Vancouver proper, in all her splendour. Select few major cities in the world boast such exclusive and quiet residential privacy surrounded by spectacular nature, so close to an urban centre.