Visiting the UBC Farm
Everyone is welcome to visit the UBC Farm. We ask all visitors to respect and enjoy the space, and to not disturb any plants, equipment, or research apparatus on site. Please watch your footing and stay on the roads or grass pathways.
We are a working farm, please follow our site safety rules:
- No pets except service animals. Dogs allowed on-leash at Farmers’ Markets only.
- Stay on pathways, do not walk across cultivated fields.
- Please do not pick or destroy any vegetation.
- Keep your distance from farm and research equipment.
- No smoking or vaping on site.
- Gates may close unexpectedly.
For farmers’ market information, please visit our Markets page.
The UBC Farm site is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Note: Our hours are subject to change throughout the year, based on the growing season.
3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
For mail directed to our H.R. MacMillan building office on UBC main campus, please use:
2357 Main Mall, The University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC [UBC Farm on Google Maps | UBC Farm on UBC Maps]
- Book Space, Tours and Events
- Children’s Programs (FarmWonders)
- Communications Requests
- Community Engagement & Partnerships
- Community Group Visits
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
- UBC Farm Farmers’ Markets
- Media Enquiries
- Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture
- Restaurants & Sales
View our full staff list here.
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General Contact FormIf you're not sure who would be the best person to contact, send us a message through this form and we'll direct your message to the right person. Please note, our office staff are not able to provide gardening or farming advice, for gardening questions you can reach out to the UBC Botanical Garden's "Hortline".
Getting to the UBC Farm
The UBC Farm is located in the Wesbrook Village area on the University of British Columbia’s South Campus.Parking The UBC Farm has a parking lot which has a limited number of spaces. The parking lot at our gate offers 1.5hrs of free visitor parking, and after the fee is $2.00 for three hours. The Wesbrook village neighbourhood also provides ample parking with two hours free with registration. If possible, please choose to bike, bus, or carpool to the UBC Farm. For more campus-wide parking information, visit UBC Parking. There is a pay parking lot at University Hill Secondary, open weekday evenings and weekend all day. For short-term Wesbrook Village parking information, visit UNA Parking.
To reach the UBC Farm from main campus, follow one of two routes:
- Travel south on East Mall, cross 16th Ave (it turns into Ross Drive) and take the first right into the entrance.
- Travel south on Wesbrook Mall and continue south through the roundabout at Wesbrook Mall & 16th Ave. Turn right on Grey Ave (there is a large UBC Farm sign at that intersection), right on Ross Drive, and the entrance will be on your left.
By Public Transit
- #68 UBC Exchange/Wesbrook Village: Beginning at the UBC Bus Loop (Wesbrook Mall at Student Union Blvd.), and running counter-clockwise along Marine Drive, then West Mall, the 68 makes a pit-stop at the corner of West Mall and Agronomy Rd before continuing on to the Thunderbird Road, and then south on East Mall. After crossing 16th Avenue, East Mall becomes Ross Drive. The stop for UBC Farm is on Ross Drive at Birney Avenue. The Farm entrance is on the same side of the street, just south of Birney Avenue, on the right-hand side.
- #49 UBC bus: which drops off in the Wesbrook Village at Wesbrook Mall & Birney Avenue. From there, walk east along Birney Avenue to Ross Drive (about 5 minutes walk). The Farm entrance is across the street, just left of Birney Ave.
- #R4 41st ave: At the stop on 16th avenue between Wesbrook Mall and East Mall, a 10 minute walk from the Farm. From the bus stop, walk west along 16th Avenue to the East Mall/Ross Drive roundabout and take a left. Walk two blocks south on Ross Drive and the entrance to the Farm will be on your right.
Q: Are there wheelchair-accessible washrooms nearby?
A: None of our permanent buildings have wheelchair-accessible washrooms; however, we have a single wheelchair-accessible portable washroom just inside the farm gates/entrance.
Q: Is the ground fairly open and even (any protruding rocks/roots, any potholes, any narrow walkways)?
A: The parking lot in front of the gate is mostly packed gravel and dirt, though some of it is grass. It has a very slight downward slope at parts. The roads to the Saturday Farm market and Farm Centre are packed gravel with no major protrusions, but depending on the time of year and how recently it has been repaired, there may be some potholes. You should be able to navigate around them with care. If you are coming for a farm tour, the terrain is generally bumpy off the road. We have had wheelchairs on tours before, but we generally recommend having someone to push your wheelchair, if possible, and only if you don’t mind a bumpy ride at times. If it has been raining steadily, you may want to be cautious as some fields and paths are very muddy.
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