Getting Around UTown@UBC

At UTown@UBC, we encourage the use of sustainable transportation to help reduce the environmental impact of commuting, and the community has been developed with this in mind.  Since 1997, UBC's Tranportation Planning Department has aimed to reduce automobile trips to and from campus, making it easier than ever to choose sustainable and active tranportation options, including public transit, carpooling and carsharing, walking and cycling.

So lace up your walking shoes, jump on your bike, or catch a community shuttle around the campus, and check out all that UTown@UBC has to offer!

How to get around UTown@UBC

During periods of construction, there may be detours around campus and restricted access to certain roadways and sidewalks. Please consult the UBC Road Closures Map for the most up to date information.

By Foot:

Pedestrian and cyclist-only corridors, greenstreets and well-drained pathways make it quick, easy and enjoyable to get around UBC by foot! Be sure to check out our Walking Tour Page for a downloadable map of North and South Campus (coming soon)!


By Bike:

Travelling on two wheels is one of the quickest and most enjoyable ways to get around UTown@UBC. The university is committed to supporting cyclists and the campus is equipped with secure bike parking, bike shelters, showers, and even a bike-share program. For more information about cycling around UBC, visit the Cycling section on the Campus and Community Planning website.


By Public Transportation:

UBC is the second busiest transit destination in the province, with an estimated 140,000 trips to and from campus each day. UBC also has several community shuttles that make getting around the vast campus even easier. To find out more about commuting to UBC via public transit, visit the Transit section of the C+ CP website.


By Car:

UBC promotes several alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, including carpooling and car sharing. Find out more about the car-sharing options on campus on the Driving section of the C+CP website.