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Vancouver Recommendations - Part 1: UBC

31 May 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous

These recommendations were put together by the ACA 2022 Host Team.


Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream - 6001 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 0C5 
A locally-owned ice cream shop with fun flavours, perfect for summer. Host Team member Emily loves trying out the new seasonal flavours, but will always recommend a scoop of Malted Milk Chocolate Honeycomb. Host Team member Maria recommends trying the Blueberry Balsamic for an unusual but delightful flavour combination! 

Loafe - 6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 
Located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Loafe boasts some of the best coffee on campus, as well as great outdoor and indoor seating spaces steps away from the Nest. Don’t miss out on their fresh-baked pastries and handcrafted sandwiches! 

Nest - 6133 University Blvd 4th floor, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 
Find a wide variety of healthy and delicious food options in the Nest, right alongside the rooms where you’ll be attending conference sessions! 
Some of our favourite spots are Porch, Honour Roll, and The Delly. 


Great Dane Coffee - 6011 Walter Gage Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 0B4 
Enjoy some of the best coffee and pastries on campus while taking advantage of the Great Dane’s large, shaded outdoor seating area. 

Boulevard - 5970 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 
Conveniently located right at the entrance to campus, this is a lovely (and cozy!) little coffee shop with ample indoor and outdoor seating, and great coffee and sandwiches. 

Blue Chip - 6133 University Blvd #1302, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 
A UBC institution centrally located in the Nest, Blue Chip has it all: delicious breakfast and lunch options, high-quality coffee and tea, space to sit – and of course, their famous cookies! 


Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 
Vancouver’s premier natural history museum. The Beaty features over 500 exhibits, a theatre where you can watch a documentary, and a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium. 

Museum of Anthropology - 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 
Widely regarded as one of Vancouver’s premier museums, the MOA is a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia. 

UBC Botanical Garden - 6804 SW Marine DriveVancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 
Conferences can be stressful, and what better way to unwind than a long, quiet walk in nature? Thanks to the UBC Botanical Garden, you won’t have to venture far to find this space of quiet solace! (The garden is even home to a small library and archives!)  

Nitobe Memorial Garden - 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 
Considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the Nitobe is a traditional Japanese stroll garden and authentic tea house located just a 10-minute walk away from where you’ll be attending conference sessions. 

Wreck Beach - 6572 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BCV6T 1A7 
It’s a bit of a workout getting down to Vancouver’s legendary clothing-optional beach – look for the steep staircases of Trail 6 at the west end of University Boulevard to find your way to beautiful Wreck Beach. Once you’re there, you can probably even find vendors selling snacks and drinks! 

Aquatic Centre - 272 - 6081 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 
Looking to do some laps, take a soak in a hot tub, or just have a personal spa day in a sauna? The UBC Aquatic Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that serves athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs. It could be your ideal place to wind down after a full day of conference sessions! 

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery - 1825 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 
if you're in the mood for contemporary art and contemporary issues visit the Belkin Art Gallery. The Belkin’s collection contains more than 5000 artworks, making it one of the largest public art collections in the province, as well as over 20,000 archival items relating to the post-war history of art in Vancouver and the avant-garde narratives of the 1960s to 1970s. 

Pacific Spirit Park - 4915 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BCV6R 3E9 
A paradise for nature lovers of all ages and abilities, Pacific Spirit Regional Park rings UBC’s Vancouver campus with lush rainforest trails. The 90-hectare park has almost 75 kilometres of walking and hiking paths — 50 kilometres of which are designated multi-use.If you’re taking part in the ACA 2022 Conference Run and Walk Challenge, this could be the perfect place to participate from! 

Don't forget to check out Part 2!

To see where in Vancouver all of these recommended spots are located check out this map!

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