When you’re exploring a campus as expansive as UBC Point Grey, it can be difficult to know the most efficient way to get around. The good news is whether you drive or take transit, walk or cycle, there are many options to choose from that will get you where you need to go with time to spare. We’ve outlined these options for you so you can make an informed and stress-free decision for your next visit to UBC campus.
Walking & Running
The most environmentally friendly of the bunch, it’s easy to walk or run to or around campus. It’s flat, there are sidewalks on every street, and it is well-lit so you can see signage, the path in front of you, and know where you are at all times.
There are lots of greenways that are inaccessible to cars threading through parks and community gardens in the area so you can, quite literally, stop and smell the roses. Just a stone’s throw away, Pacific Spirit Regional Park that separates UBC Point Grey campus from Metro Vancouver has over 73km of walking trails to help you find solace and fresh air in nature. To get your exercise in, Wreck Beach on the far west side of campus has 490 steps down to the beach, which means 490 steps on the way back too!
It’s important to note that if you need to travel from the north end of campus to the south, we’d recommend using another form of transportation as it could take 45 minutes to walk this distance. Or if you’re ambitious, be sure to leave enough time!
There are many bike routes all through campus — it’s probably the fastest way to get around if you don’t mind getting caught in the Vancouver rain once in a while! Be sure to explore Pacific Spirit Park too, as many of the trails are bike friendly. There are lots of places around campus to lock up your bike safely, too.
Even if you don’t have a bike, HOPR is an incredible local bike share program that allows you to easily find a bike using the app, ride it to where you need to go, and drop it off in a designated location near your destination.
Transit & Accessibility Shuttle
UBC Point Grey is very easily accessible via public transit. The R4 and 99 B-line are all direct lines to campus, while the 68 is a UBC-specific shuttle that takes you around campus and runs every 20 minutes. 15 routes serve UBC from Metro Vancouver.
The best way to find a route from outside campus is to use Translink’s Trip Planner — simply input your address and the location you need to get to on campus, and it will tell you the best route to take. You can also use the Next Bus feature which allows you to see scheduled departure times and real-time updates on your bus.
Accessible transit is available for those with conditions impacting mobility. To see accessible transit routes and stops, view Translink’s accessibility resources. Additionally, UBC has its own accessibility shuttle available for all students, staff, faculty, visitors, and residents. It is available to be booked ahead of time on a first-come-first-serve basis for up to 3 rides per day.
The SkyTrain project to Arbutus is underway, and will be open to welcome riders in 2026. There is a proposed extension to UBC campus — to learn more about this and view project status updates, visit UBC’s info page, as well as Translink’s.
Going by Car
If you’re unable to make your way to or around campus by foot, bike, or public transit, there are options to drive. We’d recommend carpooling if you can to reduce your impact on the environment with as few single occupancy vehicles as possible.
There are also car share services Evo and Modo on campus, with designated parking spots which can be found via the respective service’s app.
Parking is abundant on campus, and UBC even has a website where you can find rates and capacity status for each parkade and lot. Download the Honk mobile app to pay for and extend parking remotely. If you’re looking for parking at Wesbrook Village, there’s lots of street parking as well as an underground parkade where the first 2 hours of your trip are free.
UBC Point Grey campus is extremely accessible to all forms of transit whether you decide to jog to your destination, cycle, take a bus, or drive. Signage is clear and pathways are illuminated so you know where you’re going, and transit, parking, and bike routes and locks are plentiful. Whether it’s raining or sunny, there’s no time like the present to explore the attractions and amenities that UBC Point Grey offers — you’ll surely discover something that piques your interest!