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!

Indigenous students of Canada

UBC’s live virtual Indigenous campus tours of UBC Vancouver are available for those who self-identify as Indigenous (a member of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis peoples in Canada). From the comfort of your own home, you can meet Indigenous student ambassadors who will highlight their favourite locations on campus, show you our Indigenous-specific spaces, and help you navigate programs and resources for Indigenous students. Tours take place on Zoom, last for 60 minutes, and finish with a Q&A with an Indigenous advisor.

Virtual Indigenous Vancouver campus tours are offered on:

Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Request a virtual Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver

 

We do not currently offer live virtual Indigenous 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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If you encounter any difficulties when registering for a live virtual Indigenous campus tour, please contact kristen.davis@ubc.ca.

 


In-person tours for Indigenous students and groups

We are currently offering in-person Indigenous campus tours of UBC Vancouver for Indigenous students and groups. In-person tours last 1.5 hours, and are led by our friendly and knowledgeable Indigenous student ambassadors who will highlight Indigenous-specific spaces, services, and resources. We can arrange a tour of the First Nations Longhouse, and an Indigenous advisor will be available to answer your questions after the tour.

In-person Indigenous Vancouver campus tours are offered on:

Fridays: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Request an in-person Indigenous campus tour of BC 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.

 

If you encounter any difficulties when registering for an Indigenous campus tour, please contact kristen.davis@ubc.ca.

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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