Neighbourhood Guide


West Side, Vancouver

Home to The University Of British Columbia and the massive Pacific Spirit Park, this affluent community is both lush in green space and lifestyle.

The perfect balance between nature & city life.

You're only a short walk away from incredible trails in Pacific Spirit Park & pristine beaches, but yet still connected to the vibrate city only minutes away.

Home to University Of British Columbia,  beautiful luxury homes, some of the best outdoor amenities in the city and an excellent hospital, the University neighbourhood is somewhat as it’s own city within the city. The community is also home to some of the best tourist attractions like the UBC Botanical Garden and the Museum of Anthropology. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love the close proximity to pristine beaches and forest trails.

On The Map

University is located on the western edge of Vancouver West, bordered by Point Grey, Dunbar & Southlands.


The community that is one with nature.

The University grounds is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Park, the unspoiled University Endowment Lands, the entire UBC campus and numerous recreational activities, including bird watching, jogging and endless hiking and biking opportunities.

Located on the western edge of Vancouver, Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a hiking and mountain biking playground. There’s over 54 kilometres of accessible trails, with both a mix of forested and shoreline. There are over 1,850 acres of forest in the park, and an easy loop trail will allow you to take a three hour hike through much of it. Not only does the park feature the clothing-optional Wreck Beach on the western edge, but 38 kilometres of the park’s trails are designated multi-use and available for cycling and horseback riding, making the park great for almost any outdoor activity.

And of course, being on the Western tip of the Lower Mainland affords access to two beaches ideal for sports, jogging or simply relaxing.  You can easily walk or bike to both Wreck Beach and Spanish Banks Beach.


You’ll have endless amenities in Vancouver’s largest neighbourhood.

Anchored by the stunning University of British Columbia campus, the university grounds is packed full of amazing things to see & do. Take in a concert at Thunderbird Stadium or enrich you mind with west coast history at the Museum of Anthropology. The choices are endless.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss the serene Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk, or the Beat Biodiversity Museum – part of the university’s science faculty. The stunning Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s top performance spaces, but probably the most acclaimed cultural institution on campus is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, with its impressive collection of Northwest Coast First Nations arts.

For those who like to tee it up, the University Golf Club is a very short drive down West 10th Avenue and offers an excellent 18 holes of golf, restaurant, driving range and professional instruction.


The shops and services in Wesbrook Village are designed to complete this community and to serve the people that live in and nearby.

From cafes to grocers, Wesbrook Village is an excellent shopping hub in a convenient location.

n addition to the shops and restaurants on the University of British Columbia campus, the nearby West 10th Avenue corridor features a colourful array of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more. Whether you’re curiously exploring or you know exactly what you’re after, the local stores should be more than sufficient for your shopping needs.

Learn more about the Wesbrook shopping district. →

Learn more about the Point Grey Village shopping district. →

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