Getting to Place Vanier on Move In Day

Check out the arrival instructions for Place Vanier below—and don’t miss this orientation video for students moving into first-year residence!

Arriving by taxi?

Your taxi driver can drop you off at the Place Vanier Commonsblock.

Arriving by bus?

Once you arrive at the campus bus loop, the easiest way to get to the Place Vanier Commonsblock is to walk west across campus. It’s about a 15-minute walk. Or you can take the Route 68 Community Shuttle from the UBC Exchange bus loop.

Arriving by car?

First off, GPS is great for getting to UBC, but once you’re close to campus, follow our signs instead. We’ve posted them at key points all over campus. And don’t forget to download our Move In Day map!

Step 1

Once you arrive at UBC, your first stop is the Fraser River Parkade, where you’ll park while you get checked in. Follow the signs around campus to Place Vanier and they’ll take you to the Fraser River Parkade.

Parking in this parkade is free on the August 27 and September 3 Move In Days.

Step 2

Walk to the Place Vanier Commonsblock to check in. Leave your belongings at your car for now, but don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID.

Step 3

Drive your belongings to your residence building. Once you’ve checked in and received your welcome package, you’re all set. It’s time to move in!

Download a Move In Day Map

What if I arrive late?

Arriving after 4 pm on Aug 27 or Sept 3? No problem! When you arrive, you can park right at the Place Vanier Commonsblock and go directly to the front desk to check in.


Check out our Move In Day guide. If your questions aren’t answered there, please contact us.