The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.
UBC's newest family housing initiative, Westbrook Village, encompasses 110 acres located south of West 16th Avenue and bounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the Greenway.
The atmosphere in the Village is busy, vibrant, exciting and growing. Community events abound, from book clubs, fun workshops for kids and crafting for all ages, to piano concerts, documentary film festivals and holiday celebrations.
The neighbourhood is a mere 10-minute walk to UBC campus and neighbouring Hampton Place neighbourhood, offers instant access to Pacific Spirit Park trails and features a shopping village anchored by Save-On-Foods and complemented by a restaurant, coffee shop, liquor store and other convenient shops and services. Wesbrook has it all.
Construction of the commercial village and first residential properties are now underway, with plenty of new construction evident. When completed, Wesbrook Place will be the largest neighbourhood on UBC's Vancouver campus, with a mix of townhouses and apartments housing over 12,500 students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, leasehold homeowners and the general public. In addition, there is also The Tapestry, an independent retirement residence located in the heart of Wesbrook Village.
While Wesbrook Village is the newest and thus most expensive housing area in UBC, it certainly a great place to buy. In addition to the commercial village, here are some of the prominent features of the Wesbrook Place neighbourhood:
Just around the block from Wesbrook Village is the UBC Farm, a world-renowned organic farm and garden consisting of 60 acres of crops, orchards, and forest stands, open to the public from Monday - Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
With a mission to make UBC a global leader in healthy, advanced, truly sustainable food science, UBC farm offers plenty of fresh produce to buy and enjoy. Between June and October, UBC Farms offers 250 varieties of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, mostly at its farmer's markets. Adults can not only shop here, you can also engage and volunteer.
UBC Farm also offers incredible programs and camps for kids, including the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project (throughout the school year), the FarmWonders spring and summer camp program (children ages 6 to 12 years), and the FarmDiscovery School Tours, which offer student groups the chance see and discuss a working organic farm in action.
Average: $1,003,948 $961/sqft
1-bedroom $597,012 $919/sqft
2-bedroom $902,938 $933/sqft
3-bedroom $1,388,996 $1,092/sqft
Townhouse $1,711,300 $850/sqft