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Vancouver Tourism Challenge

April 20 — May 31, 2019

Discover a campus full of experiences at UBC. Earn up to four attraction stamps and two neighbourhood stamps while visiting our world-class museums and gardens, enjoying breathtaking views and learning about the history of this area.

Check out the UBC Attractions and Neighbourhood map below to read the neighbourhood scavenger hunt questions, help you find your way, and maximize your time on campus. You can pick up a printed copy of this map at any of the participating UBC attractions or at the UBC Welcome Centre. To get your 2 neighbourhood stamps you have to complete 4 out of 7 possible neighbourhood tasks and provide your answers to the front desk staff at the UBC Welcome Centre in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

Download the UBC Attractions and Neighbourhood Map >


Tourism Challenge Tips and Tricks

Holiday Hours

April 22, 2019 – Easter Monday:

  • UBC Botanical Garden: Open
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden: Open
  • UBC Welcome Centre: Closed
  • Museum of Anthropology: Closed
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum: Closed

May 20, 2019 – Victoria Day:

  • UBC Botanical Garden: Open
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden: Open
  • Museum of Anthropology: Open
  • UBC Welcome Centre: Closed
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum: Closed

Tips and Tricks

Having trouble finding the answer to one of the neighbourhood scavenger hunt questions? Check out the hints below or call the UBC Welcome Centre front desk: 604-822-3313

Tips for collecting neighbourhood stamps:

Question 3: At the Rose Garden you are looking for the viewing area that overlooks the garden and the mountains. The viewing area is accessible from the top-level of the garden, directly north of the flagpole. Your view will look like this:

UBC Rose Garden

Question 4: The Millennial Time Machine is at the corner of Memorial Road and Main Mall. The write up containing the answer is on the glass enclosure of the display.

Rodney Graham, Millennial Time Machine, 2003

Question 5: Visit Loafe Café in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and ask a staff member.

Question 6: The UBC Engineering Cairn is a large concrete triangle in the middle of Main Mall. Here is an example of how it has been painted in the past.

UBC Engineering Cairn

Question 7: The Reconciliation Pole is the 55-foot tall cedar pole in the middle of Main Mall adjacent to the Forest Science Centre. You will find the answer on a plaque just north of the pole.

James Hart, 7idansuu, Reconciliation Pole: Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools


Accessibility

If you require an accessibility-friendly challenge, please visit the UBC Welcome Centre. There are accessible parking stalls on East Mall just outside the UBC Bookstore.