Campus tours

Visiting UBC in person or with a live virtual campus tour is the best way to experience life at a global top 40 university. A tour will help you get a feel for UBC and decide if our Okanagan or Vancouver campuses are the right place for you.

If you’re not a future undergraduate student, check out UBC’s campus tours for alumni and visitors at the Vancouver campus.

Students, families, and counsellors

Tour our campuses online

Find out more about what life at UBC is like, discover what makes UBC unique, and learn what’s available to you on our two stunning campuses – all without leaving your home.

Our live virtual campus tours are led by our friendly student ambassadors, who provide an in-depth look at UBC. Tours of the Okanagan campus last for 75 minutes, and the Vancouver campus tours run for 90 minutes. Both finish with a Q&A panel where you can ask your questions. Our ambassadors are current students who are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you, and help you discover what it’s like to be a UBC student!

All tours take place on Zoom.

 

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Tour our campuses in person

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person tours are currently on hold. Please keep checking back for more information.

Your guided walking tour of our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses will last 1.5 or 2 hours, depending on which campus you choose. Each will be led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable student ambassadors.

You’ll have a chance to:

  • Visit a residence, a library, and some recreational and social facilities.
  • Learn more about all of the on-campus services available to students.

After the tour, an advisor will be available to answer your questions about UBC’s undergraduate degrees and programs, admissions, scholarship opportunities, and more!

Additional tours for Indigenous students of Canada

Virtual tours for individuals

You can also take part in a live virtual Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver. From the comfort of your own home, you can meet an Indigenous student ambassador who will highlight their favourite locations on campus, show you our Indigenous-specific spaces, and help you navigate programs and resources for Indigenous students. After the tour, an Indigenous student advisor will be available to answer your questions.

 

Request a virtual Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver

 

We do not currently offer Indigenous-specific virtual campus tours of UBC Okanagan, but you are welcome to join one of the live virtual campus tours for all students. If you would like to connect with an Indigenous advisor following the tour, please email indigenous.tours@ubc.ca with the date and time of the tour you registered for.

 

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In-person tours for individuals

If you’re an Indigenous student who wants to learn more about UBC Vancouver, let us know! We are currently offering in-person Indigenous Vancouver campus tours at limited capacity for Indigenous students and their guests (up to a maximum of 20 people). In addition to a guided tour of the Vancouver campus, our Indigenous student ambassadors will highlight Indigenous-specific spaces and resources, and an Indigenous advisor will be available to answer your questions after the tour.

 

Request an in-person Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver

 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person tours at UBC Okanagan are currently on hold. Please keep checking back for more information, or register for a live virtual Okanagan campus tour available to all students.

 


In-person group tours

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person tours are currently on hold. Please keep checking back for more information.

If you identify as Indigenous (a member of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis peoples in Canada), you’re welcome to join us for an Indigenous tour. UBC’s Indigenous group tours are 1.5 hours long and led by friendly and knowledgeable Indigenous ambassadors. In addition to visiting key spots on campus, you’ll have a chance to explore dedicated spaces, services, and resources available to Indigenous students at UBC.

At UBC Vancouver, we can also arrange a tour of the First Nations Longhouse or the Museum of Anthropology. If you’d like, you can additionally take part in an Indigenous student advising session with an Indigenous advisor.

At UBC Okanagan, you can take part in an Indigenous student advising session, or connect with Peer Leaders from Indigenous Programs and Services.

Groups and schools

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In-person tours

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person tours are currently on hold. Please keep checking back for more information.

Whichever campus you choose, UBC’s group tours last 1.5 hours, and are led by our friendly and knowledgeable student ambassadors. All tours are conducted in English, so a moderate level of English comprehension is necessary.

When to organize a group tour

  • You are organizing a tour for high school students (Grades 10 to 12) or students in a post-secondary transfer program.
  • There are up to 50 people in your group.

How to organize a group tour

  • Choose a preferred date for your tour. UBC Okanagan offers tours on any day of the week. UBC Vancouver offers group tours at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.
  • Submit your tour request at least 4 weeks, but no more than 3 months, in advance.
  • Ensure you have 1 adult supervisor (teacher, counsellor, or parent) available for every 15 students.

We do our best to accommodate group tour requests, but it’s not always possible due to high demand.

 

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