University of British Columbia, Vancouver
UBC has easily one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Canada if not North America. Located on picturesque Point Grey in the west of Vancouver and surrounded by the lush Pacific Spirit Park not only is the University of to brilliant students but brilliant lanscapes as well. Poignant sites to visit include the Museum of Anthopology, The Rose Garden, the Nitobe gardens and the Botanical gardens and the many works of modern art that dot the campus. While visiting campus be sure to say 'hello' to the squirrels.
Fondest memory: Having walked the university grounds for 6 long years it was easy to forget how spoiled I was to be attending school on such a beautiful campus. Even now that I have (finally) graduated I still miss walks to class through some the majestic trees that decorate the campus.
Favorite thing: Visit the University of British Columbia campus. I am biased seeing as I attend this institution. However, as with all students, sometimes being there can get to be too much! When that happens, I like to walk down to the Rose Garden and sit on the wall in front of a gorgeous view of mountains, trees, and water. It is all very relaxing. While there, visit the Rose Garden, beautiful Wreck Beach (a clothing optional beach), hike around the trails that surround campus, enjoy the Nitobe Botanical Garden...lots to do, much of cheap or free. Visit www.ubc.ca.
Favorite thing: When I first went to the University of British Columbia, the only place I could attend college in Vancouver was their main campus over by Pacific Spirit Park / Wreck Beach / Spanish Banks just west of Jericho Beach. But during my Multimedia studies, UBC decided to open a branch at Robson Square. I remember it was desired as well as controversial. Visiting the School 6-7 years later, I saw major improvements and that the campus took over the underground area that resides below Robson Street. UBC of course offers stimulating arts and humanities courses, leading edge technology programs, live performances, international events, and public forums at this location while providing a unique and metropolitan environment for the student being beneath the Fashion and arts district of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The classrooms were high tech and spacious when I attended, I'm sure they've done nother other than improve. Recently Visited 3/22/08. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.