The UBC Botanical gardens have installed an amazing Canopy Walkway into the gardens for a great way to view the gardens from high above among the towering Douglas firs, Red cedars and Grand firs trees.
UBC BOTANICAL GARDENS AND CANOPY
The canopy was designed and built by the local Vancouver business Greenheart who specialise in building trails and canopies in parks and Green areas that are protected for their environmental significance.
The walkway is located high above the gardens among the huge trees that are a significant feature of the pacific North West and at a height of 20 metres above the ground and running at a length of 310m you will get an incredible ‘Birds eye’ vantage of these amazing trees that are more than 100 years old.
When traversing the Canopy walk way you are more than welcome to take your time and soak in the sights at your own leisure and pace, or alternatively you can take a guided tour along the walk way as well as the gardens. Tours are offered hourly from 10am to 4pm during operating months. If you wish, you are welcome to experience the walkway at your own pace. The walkway will be open between 10am and 4pm.
For further information on the Gardens and Canopy click here: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/canopy-walkway
UBC CAMPUS AND PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK/WRECK BEACH
While you are visiting the gardens we do highly recommend that you visit the whole campus of the University of British Columbia as the grounds and the surroundings are just absolutely gorgeous to explore.
Located at the western end of Vancouver city, the buildings and parks that envelope the campus makes it one of the most desirable and scenic of universities in the world. The University has been educating students since 1918 and is one of the most prestigious schools of learning in the world. Not only is the architecture of the buildings that make the campus appealing to the eye, you should also check out the trees and gardens that are dotted all over the campus and in particular the ‘upside down tree’, the branches of the tree resemble roots, and the reason for the unusual shape comes from the way tree has been cultivated, rather than sprouting from a seed this Weeping elm tree grows from a Camperdown elm that is grafted onto the trunk of a Wych elm.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY at UBC
A huge hit among the guests here and with the locals alike. Located in the beautiful grounds of the University of British Columbia the MOA has a vast collection of Pacific Northwest and First Nations artifacts and historical information on the way of life in days gone by of human activities and civilizations.
MOA WEBSITE http://moa.ubc.ca/
Wreck Beach is famous really for one thing….and thats the nudists! A world famous nudist beach that is a popular destination in the summer….clothing is optional so you have been warned.
Located at the Western end of the University of British Columbia and flanked by some steep cliffs here you will enjoy stunning views of the Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island.
Website on Wreck Beach http://www.wreckbeach.org/