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Great Reasons for Burnaby International Students to Visit UBC

Recognised as being one of the top 20 research universities in the world, UBC has a breathtakingly beautiful 400-hectare campus, surrounded by ocean and forest. Why wait until you graduate from high school to spend time at UBC? Like a city unto itself, with over 54,000 students on its Vancouver campus alone, UBC has facilities that will astound you. With 24% of the student population being comprised of international students, it’s no wonder that UBC is a top choice for people around the world. From sports complexes, the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology, and a plethora of camps and programs for youth, UBC has something to entice every Burnaby student! Here are a few ideas for your UBC Vancouver campus itinerary.

The Museum of Anthropology is the Crown Jewel of UBC

Built by one of Canada’s best-known architects, Arthur Erickson, the MOA attracts thousands of visitors annually. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts from BC Coastal First Nations such as the Haida, as well as the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations – the three First Nations whose traditional territory comprises Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and beyond. The museum provides a rich education to young and old alike, with interactive displays and priceless carved and woven artifacts, including renowned Salish woven baskets and textiles.

Enhance Learning with First Nations Art

In choosing to come to Burnaby to learn, international students will study First Nations history and culture as part of the BC school curriculum. What better way to augment this learning and enhance appreciation of First Nations culture than with a visit to see their treasures up close?

At UBC, The Setting Is Second to None

The UBC’s surroundings make it a magnet for visitors and locals alike. While the architecture of the MOA is worth a visit in and of itself, the surrounding lands on the Western edge of the Point Grey Peninsula, overlooking the vast expanse of the Georgia Straight, Vancouver Island, Bowen Island, and the Southern Gulf Islands, is nothing short of spectacular.

Put the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Your List

“The Chan” is one of the top performing arts venues in the world, with state of the art acoustics that will awe and inspire. The Chan has plenty of performances throughout the year with discounted rates for students. World-renowned musicians include performances at the Chan on their world tours. Make a visit to the Chan a stop on yours –it’s a must during your time studying in Burnaby!

Go Camping…UBC-style!

Think UBC is just for the over-18 crowd? Think again! UBC does outreach throughout the year to promote its programs. Many departments and faculties actively seek to engage high school and elementary school students. Camps in STEM, performing arts, computer coding, leadership, and of course, an abundance of sports options are all available at UBC during spring break and summer vacation.

Camps in performing arts, STEM, computer coding, leadership, and an abundance of sports options are all available at UBC during spring break and summer vacation! Click To Tweet

Spend some time at UBC and imagine the possibilities for your future!

If you’re looking to learn more about post-secondary options in British Columbia you should check out our previous blog post about Simon Fraser University, located right in Burnaby!

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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