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University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Conferences & Accommodation at UBC
5961 Student Union Blvd

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2C9

2200Largest Group
150Meeting Rooms
4000Overnight Guests
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Located in Vancouver, University of British Columbia is Canada's largest university conference facility. The picturesque campuses provide the perfect space for your next corporate or social event.

University of British Columbia offers affordable accommodations with the capacity of hosting groups up to 4,000. The Vancouver campus consists of 85,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space with attractions, recreation, shopping, and restaurants on-site.

Let our University of British Columbia experts provide professional conference coordination and meeting planning services for your next Vancouver event. 
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Vancouver - 0
Whistler - 77
Victoria - 70
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Vancouver International / 20
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University of British Columbia in Vancouver offers conference availability May through August. Our West Coast Suites offer 47 rooms year round.
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University of British Columbia has wireless internet in all suites and all other properties have Ethernet ports. There is free ultra-high speed wireless connectivity throughout the British Columbia campus.
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University of British Columbia offers on-site restaurants and catering, from cafeteria meal plans to catered events. We work with clients to meet their program and budget needs.
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Our Vancouver area campus is able to provide group rates and seasonal rates. Bed & Breakfast rates are available at some residences.
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University of British Columbia Vancouver conference season is from May to August. Limited accommodations and facilities are available September to April.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Chan Centre Concert Hall Versatile and architectually stunning theatre. Ideal for plenary sessions or lectures for up to 1200 people. Additonal space for breakout sessions in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts are the 160-seat Royal Bank Cinema and the 250-seat Telus Studio Theatre.

Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavillion Located near West 16th and East Mall overlooking the Arthur Lord and Frank Buck fields. Ideal for hosting receptions and special events, the $2.5 million facility has a clubhouse lounge, change rooms, and bleacher seating for 300 spectators.

Student Recreation Centre Located directly across from the Walter Gage Residence. Ideal for tradeshow, poster sessions or plenary.

War Memorial Gym Accommodates up to 3300 delegates for plenary sessions. Ideal for tradeshow or poster sessions.

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena Host venue of the 2010 Olympic Games. The arena has 5,000 permanent seats and can house up to 7,500 people for concerts, sporting and special events.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
West Coast Suites 47 94 Hotel Private no
The Gage Apartment 159 226 Hotel Private yes
The Gage Towers - High Rise 708 1008 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Ponderosa Commons Cedar House 246 308 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
The Residences - Place Vanier 1285 1285 Residence Halls Shared no
The Residences - Totem Park 1484 1484 Residence Halls Shared no


  • Scholar's Catering
    Prestigious and affordable, our on-site caterer will custom design any event to suit your budget while you enjoy an outstanding and stress-free experience. We use sustainable food and seasonable menus coupled with exceptional service to create extraordinary events. Located within the lush Endowment Lands, the University of British Columbia has venues that are suitable for weddings, conferences, corporate meetings and trade events. With such renowned facilities as Cecil Green Park House, the Museum of Anthropology and the Botanical Garden, our corporate and private functions are simply unforgettable. As a distinctive choice for any occasion, our chef's culinary skills compete with the best in the city. We offer fine dining for buffet and plated meals, receptions and barbecues. Tenting set-ups may also be arranged for up to 1500 people.


  • Sage Bistro at University Centre - UBC Vancouver
    Sage Bistro
    Seating Capacity: 200
    This open and airy restaurant with an outdoor patio offers great West Coast cusine and expansive view of the mountains & ocean. Opens Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch. Available for private functions of up to 350 people. BREAKFAST: 7:15am - 9:00am (Monday-Friday) LUNCH: 11:30am - 2:00pm (Monday-Friday)
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Triple-O's at UBC
    Triple O's at David Lam Centre
    Seating Capacity: 50
    Triple O’s uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients like the 100% fresh Canadian beef or BC chicken, crisp fresh lettuce, Hot House tomatoes, real Canadian cheddar and hickory smoked bacon we use on our burgers to our fresh cut fries made from Kennebec potatoes and to our hand scooped milkshakes made with real vanilla bean ice cream. Open daily 10:30am - 9:00pm
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • The Point Bar & Grill
    The Point Bar & Grill
    Seating Capacity: 110
    UBC's newest innovative upscale casual dining restaurant with exceptional cuisine, beautiful and stylish decor, and cheerful service in a relaxed lounge style environment located in the heart of Marine Drive Residence, the restaurant is equipped with HDTV's and full bar service featuring draft beer, bottled beer with both local and imported beer, coolers, wine and mixed drinks and cocktails. Chef Josh uses locally sourced foods, organic greens from the UBC Farm and Ocean Wise seafood. Group menus and BBQ available. 11:00am– 10:00pm (Sunday – Wednesday) 11:00am – 11:00pm (Thursday - Saturday)
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Mahony & Sons Patio
    Mahony & Sons Public House
    Seating Capacity: 350
    Irish music. Irish food. Irish craic. This authentic Irish experience is exactly what you’ll find at Mahony & Sons Public House. We feature live music, world and local sports on Satellite HDTV. And, of course, every day you’ll find delicious comfort food complemented by our selection of cold, Mahony sized pints, wines, and extensive selection of spirits. This restaurant seats 200 indoor and 150 outdoor. Quality food and reasonably priced. Opens 11am - Midnight.
    >>> menu (PDF)


Conference Services Complimentary to all of our conference groups. We provide expert assistance in organizing conferences on campus, such as conference coordination and support services.

Registration Services Make delegate registration for your conference effortless by using our Registration Services. > Online registration > Conference Website > On-site Staffing and Management > Secretariat Services > Conference Promotion > Conference Account Financial Management

Meeting Planning & Registration Services We are experienced in managing a wide range of academic and association conferences. > Budget preparation and control > Abstract handling > Exhibit management > Registration Services > Social and guest programs > Website creation and maintenance > Preparation, printing and distribution of promotional materials


Computer Terminals There are 15 libraries on campus, most with free Internet access computer terminals on the main floor.

Internet The UBC Campus has Wireless connectivity in all public areas. Ethernet port in all Residences.

Teleconferening Teleconferencing is an audio only solution to the rising costs of multipoint conferencing around the world. We supply your guests with a toll free dial-in number and a conference code. Guests are routed to a "Waiting Room" until you activate your conference with a Moderator code. Telestudios offers superior meeting facilities for multimedia presentations, seminars, product demos and employee training. The rooms come fully equipped with projector and large screens, DVD, CD, VHS players and PowerPoint.

Web Conference Use a Webconference to share Powerpoint. This can be used in conjuncture with a videoconference or a Teleconference.

Area Attractions

Pacific Museum of the Earth

The Museum displays rocks and minerals, fossils, a seismograph, tomado machine, and exhits relating to ocean and atmospheric sciences. Also on display is a skeleton of the dinosaur Lambeosaurus - over 80 million years old! Admission to the Museum is by donation.

Museum of Anthropology The museum houses one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art.

Nitobe Memorial Garden Considered the best traditional, authentic Japanese Tea and Stroll Garden in North America. Complimentary audio guide tours are offered daily with admission.

UBC Botanical Garden The garden contents a world-wide collection of plants from temperate climates. Also home of the Greenheart Canopy Walkway - a 308-metre walkway high above ground that allows visitors to enjoy a unique treetop adventure.

University Golf Club An 18-hole public golf course and a driving range within 5 minutes by car from campus.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery The Gallery houses UBC's growing collection of contemporary art and artists archives. Free admission.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

More than two million specimens of plants, marine invertebrates, insects, fish, terrestrial vertibrates, fungi, and fossils showcase the stunning natural history of British columbia and beyond. the Beaty is also home to the largest blue whale skeleton on display in Canada.

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