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Getting to and from Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver can be reached from UBC by public bus transportation or taxi

Getting Around UBC

There is a one way UBC Campus Shuttle which provides transfers along the perimeter of the campus. This shuttle operates every 30 minutes for a fare of $2.50 CAD.

To get a map of the UBC Campus which includes shuttle routes, click here.

Click here for detailed information on campus locations and parking opportunities.


General Information

  • Banking

    Banking hours are generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some banks are open on Saturday. ATMs (automated teller machines) are found at banks and in retail areas. If you have an appropriate cash-withdrawal banking card, withdrawal of cash from an ATM at the Vancouver airport or on the UBC campus is the least expensive and most convenient method of getting Canadian cash.

  • Currency

    Canada's currency is the Canadian dollar. Currency converter here.

  • Electricity

    Outlets and voltage (110 volts) in Canada are the same as in the United States. For appliances from most other countries, adapters are required.

  • Time Zone

    Vancouver is in the Pacific Standard Time Zone and so is the majority of British Columbia.

  • Tipping

    The standard tip in Canada is 15%. Some restaurants and hotels include gratuities of 15% - 17% in the bills for larger groups. This charge usually includes gratuities for housekeeping, bell service and food services.

  • Weather

    Warmed by Pacific Ocean currents and protected by a range of mountains, Vancouver enjoys mild temperatures year-round. From average temperatures in the low 20's Celsius (high 70's Fahrenheit) in summer to a mild 0 to 5 Celsius (mid 40's Fahrenheit) in winter, the climate is always hospitable.
    Click here to see the current weather forecast.

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