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University of British Columbia

Living at the University of British Columbia means being part of a vibrant residential community that is surrounded by the best the natural world has to offer. Bordered by cliffs above the mighty Pacific Ocean to the north and west, and the vast Pacific Spirit Park to the south and east, UBC is situated on the western edge of Vancouver.

UBC apartments for rent

Our UBC apartments are ideally located between the trails of Pacific Spirit Park, just three blocks away, and all the many amenities UBC has to offer. Whether you are a student or staff at UBC, or simply love the location at the westernmost edge of the West Point Grey peninsula, living at the two buildings that make up our Chancellor Court UBC apartment rentals gives you the best of all worlds.

Live in a vibrant residential community

The University of British Columbia is recognized internationally for a very high quality of research and teaching, and consistently places in the top 5% of universities globally. The institution attracts the best and the brightest students and faculty from around the world and was recently named North America’s most international university. This diverse and forward-thinking population brings with it a vibrant and creative energy that spills over to all facets of this desirable neighbourhood.

Although UBC borders on Vancouver, it really is a city unto itself. When you rent at UBC’s Chancellor Court, you are less than a block from the “University Village,” a collection of shops and services that provides everything you need for day-to-day living. Restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, healthcare providers, a post office, bank, fitness facility, liquor store and more are just steps away. UBC Hospital is less than a block away, as is Jim Everett Memorial Park, a lovely green space where you can relax, eat lunch, or people watch. Other shopping plazas, a full-service grocery store, a national drugstore, and the many shops at the UBC Nest are also within a 10-minute walk.


The convenient location of our UBC apartments is wonderful, but so is the easy access to culture. You’ll never be at a loss for something interesting to see or do. Performing art centres, art galleries, museums and sports arenas are abundant at UBC. The Museum of Anthropology is a Vancouver landmark and a place you’ll want to visit many times, with its incredible architecture, breathtaking views, and spectacular Northwest Coast First Nations art collection.


Explore Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Living at UBC is like having 14 square kilometres of forested parklands in your backyard. It’s a short walk to Pacific Spirit Regional Park where 70 kilometres of trails in one of the world’s most beautiful urban forests await. 

Anyone looking for a connection to nature will find Pacific Spirit Park to be a tremendous benefit of living at UBC. No matter what time of year, walking, hiking, running or cycling through lush forest trails and along the ocean shoreline is a great way to rejuvenate.

There are a number of entry points close by Chancellor Court. Head north along Sword Fern Trail to get to one of the many beaches that border the park – Acadia Beach, Tower Beach and clothing-optional Wreck Beach are all popular. Explore World War II history by visiting the former gun emplacements behind the Museum of Anthropology and the concrete searchlight towers along Tower Beach. Head south along Douglas Fir Trail to wind your way through the network of paths between 16th and SW Marine Drive.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

This two-and-a-half-acre traditional Japanese garden is rated one of the top five Japanese gardens located outside of Japan. Full of trees, ponds, bridges and trails celebrating the harmony of nature and the coming together of cultures, it is a peaceful and authentic Japanese garden, complete with a teahouse where visitors can partake in a Japanese tea ceremony.

UBC Botanical Garden

Canada’s oldest operating botanical garden is home to approximately 30,000 plants used for both public display and for academic study and research. This beautiful garden is 14 hectares in size and contains a variety of botanical themes, such as an alpine garden, BC rainforest garden, herb garden and demonstration food garden.

UBC Golf Club

The University Golf Club is an incredibly scenic, 18-hole public course situated amongst old-growth trees in one of Vancouver’s most picturesque settings. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you’ll love spending a few hours in this relaxing space.

Convenient UBC living

If you’ve been looking for an apartment for rent close to UBC, consider a convenient rental right at the edge of UBC campus. Located in a park-like setting just two blocks off University Boulevard, our UBC rental property provides quick and easy access to the rest of Vancouver, with downtown Vancouver only 20 minutes away. In fact, one of the city’s largest bus exchanges is just a 10-minute walk from your rental suite, making the entire Vancouver area easily accessible. Many round-trip and one-way car share vehicles are also available in this wonderful community.

For the ideal UBC apartment for rent, be sure to tour our suites at Chancellor Court. Located at the gateway to UBC, Chancellor Court is a smart lifestyle choice for those looking to live and work at UBC.

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