Place Vanier Residence

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Place Vanier Residences
At a glance

Co-ed Houses: Cariboo, Hamber, Mawdsley, Okanagan, Sherwood Lett, Tweedsmuir, Korea-UBC House, Tec-UBC House, Kootenay House, Robson House, Mackenzie;
Women's Houses: Ross, Tweedsmuir

Total Number of Students: 1,370
Room Types: Shared double and single rooms
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Address: 1935 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1X1

Place Vanier is a residence for first and second year students. It consists of 12 houses that were constructed between 1959 (Robson House) and 2003 (Tec de Monterrey-UBC House), with most being built in the 1960's. The houses vary from male and female only, to alternating gender floors, as well as fully mixed floors. The residences have both single and double rooms, with each floor having a lounge and communal bathrooms. Only the newest buildings, KU and Tec, have elevators.

The Gordon Shrum Common Block is the hub for many residence activities in Vanier. It includes the dining room, fitness room, music room and after-hours convenience store.


Place Vanier has:

  • Wired (ethernet) internet access
  • Wireless internet access in Commonsblock
  • Lounge with TV and kitchen
  • Outlet for phone
  • Study area
  • Dining room
  • Fitness room
  • After-hour convenience store
  • Piano/music practice room
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis court


Vanier has a dining hall and is also home to Hubbards Convenience Store, an after hours store. The dining hall closes at 8:45pm Monday to Thursday and 7:30 pm on Fridays, weekends, and Holidays. Hubbards is open until 11:30pm daily. See UBC Food Service's Vanier Place page for more info on the dining hall.


Parking is available for a fee, but the number of spaces are limited and allocated through a lottery system.

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