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The University of British Columbia and Vancouver real estate market is heating up, showing signs of growth. This means that there could not be a better time to make the move and join the crowd coming into the community.

So why is this area expanding? What is drawing everyone to this eclectic community? Aside from beautiful landscapes and one of the best universities in the world, there is an immense cultural draw. Let us take a look at four of the top attractions near UBC.

 

Nitobe Memorial Garden

This gorgeous facility spans an impressive 78 acres available for the public to enjoy. Walking tours and Segway tours are available for you to explore and see over 12,000 plants from around the area and from around the world.

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

With six collections containing hands-on exhibits, presentations, tours, a theater showcasing films, pull out drawer exhibits and more, this museum has much to offer. You can spend as little as an hour and half enjoying one exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, or spend several days trying to take it all in.

 

There are over 500 exhibits for you to enjoy, showcasing all aspects of local history and culture. You can take in the impressive skeleton of a 26 meter long blue whale—the largest creature to roam the earth, or perhaps visit Canada’s third largest fish collection. In an effort to showcase the natural beauty of our surroundings, the museum has curated a truly amazing collection.

 

UBC Museum of Anthropology

Ranked in the top five of all of Vancouver’s museums, the Museum of Anthropology is not to be missed. This world famous collection of historic works, including over 500,000 artifacts, contains the very famous sculpture Raven and the First Men. An image of this sculpture is shown on the back of Canada’s $20 bill.

 

Chan Centre for Performing Arts

The gorgeous design and superb acoustics of this performing arts center make it stand out from the rest. Since its opening in 1997, performers, artists, critics and the public have all flocked to sing the praises of this one-of-a-kind facility.

 

With a beautiful glass corona and three interior spaces designed to be a feast for the eyes and ears, it is no wonder that this is one of the best venues in North America. Performances in the theatre happen year round.

 

These amazing cultural experiences are worth checking out- swing by while you visit the area as you look for your next home, or once you find your dream home in the area. For more information or to check out current listings of UBC homes for sale, contact us and we will be glad to help!