UBC Attractions and Restaurants: What’s open on campus

Aerial image of UBC Vancouver campus with fall colours.

Looking to visit UBC’s Vancouver campus, but not sure what is actually open right now? Though campus might not be its usual bustling self, several attractions and many eateries have opened their doors and are eager to welcome visitors. Here is a quick rundown.

Note: Effective Wednesday, September 16, 2020, UBC students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear non-medical masks, when indoors on campus. Most attractions/eateries have modified their hours and visiting procedures in order to satisfy physical distancing protocols. It’s best to call ahead of your visit to ensure you have the recent information.

For official information on COVID-19 and UBC’s response, visit https://covid19.ubc.ca/.


Museums and Art Galleries

People looking at art in the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC Vancouver.

Are you craving a cultural refresh post-quarantine? Why not spend an afternoon exploring the bilingual exhibition A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Museum of Anthropology or the Fire Followers project at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

Hours: 
The Museum: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
MOA Shop: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Café MOA: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Hours:
Museum: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Gift Shop: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.


Gardens

Woman taking photo in garden at UBC.

A day exploring the gardens at UBC is never a day wasted. Take some time to (re-)connect with nature, and wander through an oasis of lush greens and colorful blossoms. With over 8,000 wild-collected plants to discover across campus, the UBC gardens are a delight for kids and adults alike.

UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk

Hours
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Hours
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 


20th Annual UBC Farm Farmers’ Market

Don’t miss the 20th year of Vancouver’s only multi-vendor farmers’ market located on a working farm! Whether you’re looking to sample some local delicacies or elevate your summer dinners with farm fresh produce, the UBC Farm Farmers’ Market is worth a visit.

UBC Farm Farmers’ Market

Hours
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 

The UBC Farm Farmers’ Market will be taking place twice weekly until November 27.


Food

Two women sitting and eating hot dogs at UBC.

Worked up an appetite from sightseeing? There are a plethora of delicious food options available across campus, from spicy ramen to a refreshing scoop of honey lavender ice cream.

Cafes and Quick Bites

Four people sitting around a table outside of Loafe Cafe, drinking coffee and smiling.

The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co. 
Daily, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Great Dane Coffee
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Bean Around the World
Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

JJ Bean
Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Starbucks at the UBC Bookstore
Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Loafe Café
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Tim Hortons Forestry
Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Blue Chip Cookies
Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Harvest
Daily, 7:000 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine
Daily, noon–10:00 p.m.

The Delly
Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Body Energy Club
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Pacific Poke UBC Life
Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Chatime
Monday to Thursday, noon–10:00 p.m.
Friday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Porch
Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Restaurants

Koerners Pub at UBC
Daily, noon–6:00 p.m.

Nori Bento & Udon
Monday to Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Steve’s Poke Bar
Daily, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Ryuu Japanese Kitchen
Daily, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Uncle Fatihs
Saturday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m.–midnight.

Mercante
Daily, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Gallery Patio & Lounge
Monday to Friday, noon–8:00 p.m.

Sesame
Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Browns Crafthouse
Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–midnight.

Honor Roll
Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

The Soup Market
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Jamjar Canteen
Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Kinton Ramen
Daily, 11.00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. 

Tacomio
Daily, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Baodown
Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


Last updated: August 4, 2021.