Life at UBC Point Grey is unlike any other. This stunning peninsula is home to a thriving, vital community – surrounded by beautiful forests, beaches, and cultural landmarks.
Full-time faculty and staff can choose to live within the UBC ecosystem on campus, with rental homes exclusively reserved for staff and faculty in 3 of UBC’s neighbourhoods.
Hawthorn Place is a residential neighbourhood that houses nearly 700 homes, with easy access to an abundance of greenways that knit seamlessly into the UBC community, main academic hub and several campus amenities. This neighbourhood is a few blocks away from beaches and trails.
Hawthorn Place is built around the Old Barn Community Centre, an active hub that hosts everything from holiday craft events and summer camps to language workshops.
Located south of Thunderbird Boulevard between East Mall and West Mall, Hawthorn Place offers a mix of townhomes, apartments, gardens, parks, a coffee shop and the Old Barn Community Centre.
With more than 8,000 residents across 114 acres, Wesbrook Place is UBC’s largest neighbourhood.
At its heart stands Wesbrook Village, home to restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, a liquor store, and neighbourhood services. Wesbrook Place comes with its very own school, University Hill Secondary School, that offers local kids an ideal place to learn. For community events and social gatherings, the Wesbrook Community Centre houses a fitness centre, a gymnasium, breakout spaces for clubs, music and dance, arts and culture events, as well as rooms for camps and activities for kids.
Sustainable urban design defines the entire neighbourhood, with community parks and spaces for gathering everywhere you look, not to mention, the breathtaking forests of Pacific Spirit Regional Park that are right around the corner.
Residential homes in Wesbrook Place are set within 37 acres of neighbourhood parks, trails, and open spaces, and right next to the 1885 acre Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
East Campus lies at the heart of UBC Point Grey, with close proximity to the academic hub and student housing.
Homes in East Campus are surrounded by pedestrian walkways and bike paths that provide access to the nearby shops, cafes and restaurants on University Boulevard.
This neighbourhood is located across Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre and enjoys proximity to the other athletic fields and sporting facilities.