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The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada‚Äôs leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses. For more general information the university, here is a good place to start. For specific information about various departments and activities here at UBC and at other institutions in Vancouver, please look at the list below:

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Vancouver

Vancouver (population 1.9 million) is a modern city, surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Ocean and coastal mountain range. Vancouver has a diverse cultural community, vibrant entertainment scene, broad range of outdoor activities and temperate coastal climate. In (2001) Vancouver was declared the number one city in the world to live in by the world's largest human resource consultancy William M. Mercer.

 

Accommodations

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Maps

Transportation

  • Local Transit
    Translink (covers Greater Vancouver)
  • Taxi

    There are four taxi companies in Vancouver.

    If you're in a popular downtown area, you'll be able to find a taxi easily.

    If you aren't, it is probably best to call the cab company and request pick up.

    Yellow Cabs:
    604-876-5555
    604-681-1111

    Vancouver Taxi:
    604-255-5111

    Black Top Cabs:
    604-731-1111

    MacLure's Cabs:
    604-731-9211

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Weather

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Restaurants

  • Yelp has a great site for finding a restuarant in Vancouver, the site allows you to search by location, price and cuisine type see:
    Yelp.com

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Arts & Culture

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Outdoor Activities

Ski/Snowboarding

Local Ski Hills

Not local but very close (1.5 hour drives)

Sea-Kayaking

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Shopping

Tourism Vancouver Sites

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Tourism BC Sites

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