About UBC

 The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. It has created positive change at home and abroad for more than a century.

Located 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver campus is a spectacular location that is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth. The campus has been located on this site for most of its 100-year history. It is home to more than 44,000 undergraduate and nearly 10,000 graduate students. 

 The University of British Columbia is consistently ranking among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world. 

Getting Here

Getting to campus on transit



Public Transit  is the most popular way to get to and from campus. 15 bus routes link  UBC to Metro Vancouver’s municipalities, and two on-campus routes serve  the on-campus community.

TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority responsible for all regional transit options. Plan your journey using Metro Vancouver’s transit system or look at a map of transit routes.

Want realtime bus info? Download the transit app.

Getting to campus from the airport


The Canada Line is a rapid-transit system that runs from the airport  to downtown Vancouver. The Canada Line does not go to UBC but to get to  campus, get off at Broadway City Hall and take the 99 B-Line bus to the  end of the line.

You can plan your transit trip before you arrive at the airport.

Depending on the day of the week and time you are leaving the  airport, the cost of public transit from the airport ranges from $7.75  to $9.00.

Navigate on campus

Wayfinding at UBC Vancouver offers searchable maps for locations on campus.

 Wayfinding at UBC offers searchable campus map. 

Directions and information on the conference venue AMS NEST is shown here. 

Address: 6133 University Boulevard Vancouver BC. 

A road map and detailed directions for AMS Nest can be found on Google.