Site Information


The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor of the Earth Sciences Building (ESB: 2207 Main Mall). If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor. 


Airport to PIMS UBC by Bus

From the Vancouver Airport, take the Canada Line Skytrain going to Broadway City Hall Station. Get of the platform and walk up to street level. Cross the street and you should see the #99Bline UBC stop outside the Lululemon store. Take this bus to UBC. More directions using transit are available here.** You are required to purchase train tickets via compass. Please check on exact fares on Translink.


Airport to PIMS UBC by car

Click here for a link on directions to UBC from Vancouver Airport (YVR). Main Mall at UBC does not have vehicle access; you will have to park at any of UBC's Parking lots, or have the Taxi driver drop you at the back of the building at the intersection of West Mall and Bio. Sci. Road.


Downtown Vancouver to PIMS UBC by car

Click here for a link on directions to PIMS-UBC from Downtown Vancouver (Robson Square).


Tsawassen Ferry Terminal to PIMS UBC by car

Directions by car or bus are available here.


US Border to PIMS UBC by car

Directions are available from Blaine to UBC here. Please esnure that you have the right travel documents including a valid passport and visa to enter Canada. Border times vary on a daily basis.


Travelling between UBC and SFU by bus

UBC to SFU travel options are available here. Please consider travel times as well as the required fares as this is a two-zone commute. Visit Translink for more travel options.




Please consult your event webpage or check with your event organizer to find out where you will be staying (an on-campus map is available here). Click here for information regarding On-Campus Housing. To book with PIMS partner, the Listel Hotel, downtown, please contact the PIMS Events Manager for the details on the discount condes



Travel and Visa Requirements

If you are an international particpant, attending any of PIMS events, please read the following information on your travel and required documentation



Travel Reimbursements for PIMS-UBC Visitors

If you are eligible for reimbursments from PIMS, please fill in the PIMS Travel Form here. Kindly note that all itemized receipts (showing method of payment)  as well as electronic/ paper boarding passes must be attached to the form and mailed to PIMS- UBC. PIMS will only refund flights made in basic economy class. Flights made in business class or premium economy cannot be refunded using this form.



UBC Campus Information 

UBC is transit friendly and Bike friendly. Check information on arriving on campus by transit and getting transit tickets here; rent-a-bike to get round campus here.


Taxis: Taxis are available outside Walter H. Gage Towers and Ponderosa Suites or by phone at 604-861-1111.


Local Weather: Check current conditions here.


Food Outlets and their hours of operations: On Campus; Off campus such as UBC VillagePoint Grey Village and Westbrook village offer an array of restaurants and food outlets.


On Campus ActivitiesUBC recreation and UBC’s top attractions


Parking on campus:Information is available on the website here