Sometimes it feels like being an adult is just running errands. There’s always something to be done, whether it be a letter to mail, an appointment to attend, a fridge to stock, a gift to buy, or a lunch meeting to plan. And sometimes it can be difficult to do all those things in one area, causing you to need to run all over town, find and pay for parking if it’s not walkable, and cram everything in the time you have available!
The good news is when you’re at UBC Point Grey, you can run all your errands in one go, and still have some time left over for leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings! The amenities are endless in this area, and in this article, we’ll outline some of the ways in which you can tick every last one of those boxes on your list.
Getting around UBC Point Grey
First thing’s first — what’s the best way to get around UBC Point Grey? And if you’re driving, where’s the best place to park?
It’s easy to get around UBC Point Grey if you know your options. There are lots of amenities in Wesbrook Village that are within a few minutes walking distance from each other, and if you’re heading north to University Boulevard, it’s about a 20-minute walk. On a warm and sunny day, that isn’t so bad!
If you want to get around on two wheels, there are lots of bike routes and lock-up areas. There’s also HOPR, a bike share program that allows you to find a bike to use for short trips using their app.
UBC has many transit options too, if you’re standing on a main road you’ll more than likely see a bus in less than 5 minutes! Check out Translink’s Trip Planner to determine your exact route with bus times.
If you’re driving, many of your errands can be run in Wesbrook Village which offers free 1- & 2-hour street parking, as well as an underground parkade with the first two hours free. If you’re unsure about parking, UBC has its own website where you can find parking maps, rates, and capacity status. Car share is available with designated spots peppered around campus, as well as charging stations for EV.
Start the day with a yoga class at VNYSA
VNYSA is an inclusive yoga studio in Wesbrook Village that offers lots of different yoga classes for all levels. If your class is a sweat sesh, they even have showers!
Grab a breakfast smoothie at Body Energy Club
Everyone knows how delicious Body Energy Club smoothies are — pick one up on University Boulevard for some post-workout sustenance.
Attend your chiropractor or physio appointment at Campus Chiropractic or PhysioWorks
Both offices are located in the same building in Wesbrook Village — Village Square.
Go for your bi-annual dental cleaning at Campus Dentists, Wesbrook Village Dental Centre, University Village Dental Clinic, or Focal Dental
The first two are located in Wesbrook Village, while the latter are on University Boulevard. University Village Clinic also offers acupuncture and a medical clinic by appointment.
Get a haircut at Kabro Salon or University Barbershop
Or colour, or style! Get a trim or a whole new ‘do right in the heart of Wesbrook Village and go about your day looking your best.
Attend that lunch meeting at Brown’s Crafthouse
Spacious with a covered patio, Brown’s on University Boulevard is the perfect spot to book that lunch meeting whether it’s raining or shining.
Do your weekly grocery shop at Save on Foods Wesbrook
They have everything you need, and then some! There’s also some seating outside to take a breather and do some people watching.
Pick up some booze for that weekend dinner party at the BCL
BC Liquor Store is steps away from Save On and has beer, wine, ciders, spirits, and a fridge filled with much more.
Get your nails done at A Perfect Ten Nail Spa
Treat yourself, you deserve it! Whether it’s a manicure, pedicure, or waxing, A Perfect Ten has you covered, right in Wesbrook Village.
Pick up your prescription or get some essentials at Shoppers Drug Mart
With one in Wesbrook and another on University Boulevard, you won’t need to go far to stock up on soap, toilet paper, or makeup.
Mail that anniversary card
There’s a mailbox in Wesbrook Village right on Wesbrook Mall outside Tapestry and ShareTea.
Renew your insurance at InsureBC Wesbrook
Whether it’s home, travel, or car, InsureBC has you covered (quite literally!)
Grab an afternoon snack at Doughgirls
Doughgirls in Wesbrook Village has lots of choices for soups, sandwiches, and copious baked goods of all shapes, sizes, and flavours. They even have house made frozen meals for those days when you don’t have time to cook.
Get your vision checked at UniVision on U Blvd or Wesbrook Eyecare
Pick up some new glasses if necessary, too!
Pick up a birthday gift at Murchie’s or More Bikes in Wesbrook Village
For the coffee & tea lover, Murchie’s has all the stock you can dream of with seasonal teapots and mugs, gift boxes, as well as loose tea and coffee. They even have an in-store coffee bar for an afternoon pick-me-up!
For the cyclist, More Bikes has lots of bikes and accessories available, as well as maintenance service for the seasonal tune-up if you’re in need.
Get a new phone & plan at Fido or Telus/Koodo
Contract ending soon? Fido in Wesbrook Village or Telus/Koodo on University Boulevard have lots of options to compare.
Do your banking at UBC
Whether you’re with Vancity, RBC, TD, or Scotiabank, either Wesbrook Village or University Boulevard has your branch.
End the day by eating ice cream from Rain or Shine & watching the sunset at Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach has some of the best views out of any beach in Greater Vancouver (but we’re biased!) And there isn’t much else that goes better with a view than a tasty snack. Grab a cone (or pint) from Rain or Shine Ice Cream on University Boulevard and if your legs aren’t too tired from your yoga class at VNYSA, make your way down the 490-steps to the sandy beach and choose a log to watch the breathtaking sunset to close out the day.
Whew, even if it was a long day of running errands, it was sure quicker than if we had to drive all over town to do the same things. Next time you’re in need of an errand-running day, consider UBC Point Grey for your one-stop-community that has it all.