Thunderbird offers private-entrance condominium living for independent singles and couples. Thunderbird’s five blocks are connected by winding cobbled walkways and manicured greenery. There is always an air of sociability among mature residents.

Quick Facts

  • Year Round
  • Mainly upper-year undergraduate and graduate students
  • $935–$1,504/month
  • Unfurnished studio, one and two bedroom suites
  • Furnished four bedroom suites
  • 634 beds: 74 four-bedrooms, 9 two-bedrooms, 167 one-bedrooms, 153 studios
  • Only single gender roommate assignments
  • Eligibility requirements
Thunderbird Front Desk

6335 Thunderbird Crescent
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2G9
Tel: 604 822 1233

Rooms at Thunderbird

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    Suite includes kitchen area, separate bathroom, and closet. Unfurnished.


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    One Bedroom

    Bedroom with a bathroom, kitchen, living area and eating area. Unfurnished.


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    Two Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, living and eating area. Unfurnished.


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    Four Bedroom

    Private bedrooms with two shared bathrooms, kitchen, living and eating area. Fully furnished.


Facilities at Thunderbird

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    The hub for residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, fitness room, music practice room, and lounging areas.

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    Support Staff

    From our Front Desk staff and Overnight Mobile Team to Residence Life professional and student staff, you are never alone! Meet the people you can contact with questions, concerns or a request for support.

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    Sort It Out!

    Sustainability is a shared value in residence. Thunderbird has a large sorting area with collection bins for household recyclables, e-waste, charitable donations, and trash.

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    Laundry Facilities

    Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located in each residence block.

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    Parking & Bicycle Storage

    Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Indoor and outdoor bicycle storage is available.

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    Outdoor Facilities

    Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.

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    Health & Safety

    Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.

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    Meal Plan

    Thunderbird suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.

Sustainability Features

UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.

Thunderbird Residence Life

“Living here is like travelling the world and working in every field imaginable because you meet people from all over, whose academic interests range from education and law to genetics and engineering.” – Thunderbird resident

Thunderbird’s Residence Life team consists of one professional staff member and more than four student staff who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.