Getting to and from Downtown Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver can be reached from UBC by
public bus transportation or taxi
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 for detailed information on campus locations and parking opportunities.
Campus VIRTUAL TOUR
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.
Canada's currency is the Canadian dollar. Currency converter here.
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.
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.
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 0º to 5º Celsius (mid 40's Fahrenheit) in winter, the climate is always hospitable.
Click here to see the current weather forecast.