Hours & Directions


Current Hours:

Closed all STAT holidays including UBC observed STAT holidays. Exception: Nitobe Memorial Garden is open STAT holidays from May to September.


Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Nitobe Memorial
10 am – 4:30 pm
Closed BC Day: Aug 1
10 am – 4:30 pm
Closed BC Day: Aug 1
10 am – 4:30 pm
Last entry: Please check in at the Garden entrance by 3:30 pm. Learn more.
Closed BC Day: Aug 1
10 am – 4:30 pm*
Open STAT holidays from May to September including BC Day.

*Note about hours at Nitobe Memorial Garden: Please check back the week of your visit to confirm our hours. We occasionally open late due to special events.

UBC Botanical Garden


Nitobe Memorial Garden

Getting Here

By Car

From downtown, take West 4th, 10th or 16th Avenue to UBC. From the airport, take SW Marine Drive northbound to UBC. We are located on the west side of SW Marine Drive.

Please note that the entrance indicated on Google Maps is inaccurate. The entrance to the Garden and visitor parking is located parallel to Stadium Road. Please see image below.

By Transit

There are two buses that stop near UBC Botanical Garden. The #R4 41st Ave bus stops on West 16th Avenue near University Hill High School. From there it is a 15-minute walk to the Garden. The #68 UBC Exchange campus shuttle stops on Stadium Road, opposite the Garden, and returns to the UBC trolley loop on University Boulevard. For complete bus schedules and routes, please call Translink at 604.953.3333 or visit translink.ca.

Route from #R4 41st Ave to UBC Botanical Garden:

Route from UBC Botanical Garden to #68 UBC Exchange:
*Note: #68 Lower Mall does not stop on Stadium Road at SW Marine Drive.

Nitobe Memorial Garden can also be accessed via the #68 UBC Exchange bus northbound (Stop #59125) on NW Marine Drive, or southbound (Stop #61424) on West Mall.

UBC Exchange Construction Update. Last updated July 8, 2019.

By Taxi

Call MacLures Cabs at 604.683.6666, Black Top & Checker Cabs at 604.731.1111 or Yellow Cabs at 604.681.1111 to arrange for a taxi.


**New parking charges now in effect by UBC Parking.** New parking rates are as follows:

1 hour: $1.50

All day (until midnight): $6.00

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