Complimentary Admission to UBC Attractions

We are pleased to offer complimentary access to select UBC attractions on Saturday, September 14th. Register in advance and then visit us at the Alumni & Friends Festival at Thunderbird Stadium where you can pick up your Attractions Pass wristband. After taking in the carnival atmosphere, family fun, live entertainment, food trucks and beer garden, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle to get you where you want to go.

Attraction hours vary

Includes complimentary access to the following attractions:

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Celebrate biodiversity at Vancouver’s natural history museum. Explore the museum as you get hands-on with specimens and learn about a variety of stories that highlight what biodiversity is and what makes it so fascinating.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for this combination tour of our exhibition, Spill and the Outdoor Art Collection. Spill features works concerning our continental waters: how their movement has been impeded and diverted by reservoir and hydro-electric projects, changes due to the industrialization and privatization of rivers, and the impact of politics on communities near these waterways. Included are works by Carolina Caycedo, Teresa Montoya, Genevieve Robertson, and Susan Schuppli. Performances by Nelly Cesar, Guadalupe Martinez, Anne Riley, and T'uy't'tant Cease Wyss will take place throughout the fall.

Works of outdoor art at UBC have captured the imagination of visitors from around the world about diverse topics such as land development, environmentalism, and how we picture our past and future. This walking tour features works by three artists from different First Nations and is an excellent opportunity to discuss how artistic and cultural practices are used to address urgent, social, and political concerns. Included are: sʔi:ɬqəy̓ qeqən (double-headed serpent post) Musqueam post (2016) created by Brent Sparrow Jr. --the Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people; The Sun is Setting on the British Empire (2016) by Marianne Nicolson, an artist of Scottish and Dzawada'enuxw First Nations descent; and Reconciliation Pole: Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada's Indian Residential Schools (2015-17) by master carver and hereditary chief, 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart of the Haida Nation. We'll be walking briskly across campus, so wear comfortable shoes and in case of rain, bring your umbrellas! Tour offered at 1:30 pm (75 minutes each).

Museum of Anthropology

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

UBC Alumni are invited to join MOA for its 70th anniversary celebration. It will be a day of gallery tours, live performances, lectures and interactive activities to commemorate MOA's rich past and celebrate the exciting years ahead. Anniversary program from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This traditional Japanese tea and stroll garden is considered one of the most authentic in North America. Enjoy the Japanese maple trees, reflecting pond with Koi, stone lanterns and view our tea house. Tours at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm (capped to 16 participants).

Pacific Museum of Earth

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tour 4.5 billion years through the evolution of Earth, touch a real dinosaur fossil, be informed about the hazards of natural disasters, gaze at dazzling gem & mineral displays, and experience Canada’s only OmniGlobe! Discover the wonders of our dynamic Earth. Tours at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

UBC Botanical Garden

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Get some green in your weekend in our outdoor classroom! Explore our world-renowned collection of plants in our variety of specialized Gardens. Tour the Greenheart TreeWalk aerial trail for a birds eye view of the forest. Treewalk tours (available for a fee and capped to 16 participants) at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.

UBC Farm

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Growing over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, this teaching and research farm brings together students of all ages. Learn how your food is grown, explore the fields and forest, and visit the bees and the chickens. Take a moment to reflect on the diverse community at the UBC Farm – Indigenous partnerships, research labs, and our children’s programs. Tours begin at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm (60 minutes each).

Discover the UBC Farm through your taste-buds! The annual Fall Fair is on at the UBC Farm Farmers' Market with a pie contest, kids’ activities, food trucks, treats, crafts, local vendors, live music, and – of course – certified organic UBC Farm veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and eggs. Farmers’ Market runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Note: An Attractions Pass wristband is required to enter the complimentary attractions. Please pick yours up at the Alumni & Friends Festival at Thunderbird Stadium prior to visiting the attractions.

Advance online registration is now closed. In-person registration will be available on Saturday at the Festival site (outside Thunderbird Stadium).

Need assistance? Please contact homecoming.info@ubc.ca.

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