UBC: An Olympic Neighbourhood

Thunderbird Arena at UBC

As host to one of the Vancouver 2010 Official Olympic Venues, University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of Vancouver’s “Olympic Neighbourhoods,” and a fabulous place to explore if you want a day off from the downtown crowds.

UBC is home to the Thunderbird Arena, one of the ice hockey and sledge hockey venues for the 2010 Games.

Inside the Thunderbird Arena, watching Sledge Hockey

Whether you’re attending a hockey event at the Thunderbird Arena or not, UBC is the perfect place to combine a little local culture and flavour with your Olympic sports.

During the Games, you can catch a classical music concert at the acclaimed Chan Centre for Performing Arts (in conjunction with the Cultural Olympiad 2010), enjoy the serenity at the gorgeous Japanese Nitobe Gardens, or see some of the best First Nations art and artifacts in the world at the renowned UBC Museum of Anthropology.

Inside UBC's Museum of Anthropology

For a real local treat, don’t miss UBC’s gigantic—and ridiculously tasty—cinnamon buns. These legendary pastries are worth a trip to the Pacific Spirit Place cafeteria in the Student Union Building. Want to combine your trip to UBC and the Thunderbird Arena with dinner? Find all the info you need on dining at UBC here.

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  1. Looks like some great opportunities there for folks interested in the games and experiencing what the area has to offer.