Around Campus


All Vantage One students begin their university experience in Vancouver, British Columbia. If you’re a student in our Engineering program, you may even have the opportunity to study in Kelowna, BC, too. UBC Vantage College is located within the brand new Orchard Commons complex, and many of your first year classes may be studied here. 

To get a glimpse into life at UBC and the Vantage One program, see our 360° video tour below...

UBC Vancouver campus

Surround yourself with mountains, ocean and forest in a cosmopolitan city.

With 200 parks and green spaces, 3 local ski hills and 125 galleries and museums, you’ll find a wide range of activities and experiences will be available to you in this beautiful city. Bike along the Stanley Park Seawall or travel the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler to ski and snowboard at the best resort in North America*. Within the city, enjoy thriving farmers’ markets, a booming food-truck scene, and diverse districts, each with their own unique character.

*As voted by SKI Magazine readers for the 2017 Resort Guide.

To learn more about the  facilities on the Vancouver campus, please visit the UBC admissions website.

UBC Okanagan campus

In the next 5 years, Kelowna is expected to add nearly 75,000 jobs to the local marketplace, making it one of the fastest growing cities in all of Canada. With nearly 3800 investors, 36 startups and 588 tech business in the region, Kelowna is a very important Canadian tech hub. .

The city offers enviable access to outdoor adventure, vibrant arts and culture, and fresh local food. Seek out a local beach when the sun is shining, then switch to snowboarding or skiing when the first snow falls. Check out a local artist’s studio, or catch an outdoor concert on the lakefront. Locally farmed ingredients are at the heart of any Okanagan meal. Spend the afternoon picking cherries near campus, then kick back with a scoop of freshly churned gelato.

Our Okanagan campus is host to state-of-the-art facilities to give you the space to learn and the opportunities to be involved in research. To learn more about the facilities on the Okanagan campus, please visit the UBC admissions website.

Orchard Commons

Vantage One is located within the new Orchard Commons complex, situated in the heart of UBC’s Vancouver campus. Orchard Commons is open to the whole UBC community, and is characterized by its stunning architecture, sustainable design (earning a LEED Gold certificate), magnificent views, popular dining amenities, innovative classrooms and study facilities, as well as the newest residence spaces for students. The Orchard Commons residence is shared by first year domestic and international students, which allows Vantage students to learn from and integrate with the wider student body.

Orchard Commons and Vantage College