Hours & Directions

Covid-19 update: Masks are mandatory in indoor spaces at UBC, including our Shop and washrooms. Learn more.

Update: Book admission tickets in advance on our booking page or on-site (card only on-site). Note

Current Hours:

Closed all STAT holidays including UBC observed STAT holidays.


Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Nitobe Memorial
Dec 24 – March 1REOPENING:
March 2
Wed-Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
(by donation until April 1)On April 1: hours will be extended to 5 pm

April 1
Wed-Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Wed-Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
(by donation until April 1)On April 1: hours will be extended to 5 pm


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

To find more rates per duration and pay for your parking, please visit the Honk Mobile app.

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