The Neighbourhood

UNIVERSITY

VANCOUVER WEST

Well known for the preservation of nature and green space, the University area is a glowing example, surviving an active logging industry in the 1800s (the abundance of knots and branches saved a large number of trees from being harvested). A century later, many of the old logging skid trails have now been converted to hiking trails in the vast forest urban expanse of Pacific Spirit Park.

The University community provides you the opportunity to feel a part of Vancouver’s vibrant city life.

At the same time, you situate yourself a comfortable distance from the city bustle. From any point in the neighbourhood, you’re just a short walk away from a forest, beaches, or stunning views of ocean and mountains.

This neighbourhood’s identity as the University Endowment Lands began with the University Endowment Land Act of 1907 that set apart land for the University of British Columbia’s future development. The Act was amended several times, and greenspace conservation was made official in 1989 with the opening of Pacific Spirit Park, which set apart 1,800 acres for forest preservation and renewal. As a result, the bulk of available real estate in the University Endowment Lands lies in the relatively concentrated University Hill community of approximately 2,800 residents. The quiet, suburban-like atmosphere is set between acres of forest and the breathtaking University of British Columbia campus.

On The Map

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

EXPLORE

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.
On the western edge of Vancouver, right up against the University of British Columbia, Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. There’s over 54 kilometres (34 miles) of walking/hiking trails, with a mix of forested and shoreline trails. There are over 750 hectares (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. There are many smaller trails for those looking for a shorter hike. Not only does the park feature the clothing-optional Wreck Beach on the western edge, but 38 kilometres (24 miles) 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 walk or bike to both Wreck Beach and Spanish Banks Beach.

AMENITIES

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, from taking in concerts at Thunderbird Stadium to enriching you mind with west coast history at the Museum of Anthropology.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss the serene Nitobe Memorial GardenUBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk, or the Beaty 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.

SHOP & DINE

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

From cafes to grocers to doctors and car insurers, Wesbrook Village has it all in one convenient location.
In 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.

Eat & Drink

This seaside city is one of Canada’s best when it comes to delicious and innovative eats and drinks, and whether you’re going for cheap sushi or fresh west coast seafood, Vancouver has it all!

Shop

From First Nations art to high-end boutiques, Vancouver offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.

Beauty & The Barber

With a wide range of services and your fingertips, you can always find some “me time” in Vancouver.

Health & Wellness

It’s time to take care of yourself. Whether you’re looking unwind with a massage, get your hair sytled or decompress with a hot yoga session, you can find great amenities and services in VanCity.

Attractions

From world-class whale watching to outdoor adventures, Vancouver offers a wealth of attractions to entertain people of all ages.

Arts & Entertainment

Vancouver’s best places for entertainment include arts and theatre venues, sports venues for hockey, soccer and football, and places for live performances.

Vacation Rentals

This seaside city is one of Canada’s best when it comes to delicious and innovative eats and drinks, and whether you’re going for cheap sushi or fresh west coast seafood, Vancouver has it all!

Bed & Breakfast

From First Nations art to high-end boutiques, Vancouver offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.

Real Estate

This seaside city is one of Canada’s best when it comes to delicious and innovative eats and drinks, and whether you’re going for cheap sushi or fresh west coast seafood, Vancouver has it all!

Property Rentals

From First Nations art to high-end boutiques, Vancouver offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.

New Construction

With a wide range of services and your fingertips, you can always find some “me time” in Vancouver.

Commercial Real Estate

This seaside city is one of Canada’s best when it comes to delicious and innovative eats and drinks, and whether you’re going for cheap sushi or fresh west coast seafood, Vancouver has it all!

Commercial Rentals

From First Nations art to high-end boutiques, Vancouver offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.

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