As the fall term kicks off, it’s the ideal time to soak up the last bit of Vancouver’s sunshine while studying on the UBC campus. Here are my favorite outdoor study spots to make the most of before the weather changes!
Situated between the UBC bus loop and the AMS Nest, MacInnes Field is a well designed turf field perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Taking a study break? This spot is also great for catching up with friends or tossing a frisbee! Keep in mind, though, it lacks covered seating, so make the most of it while the sun is still shining.
If you prefer a quieter place with outdoor seating, the Harvest Table just outside the School of Population and Public Health is an excellent choice. It’s ideal for chatting with fellow UBC students during lunch or taking a break between classes. Seating is limited however, especially when the weather is nice.
Forest Sciences Centre
Although technically an indoor location, the Forest Sciences Centre seamlessly blends with its natural surroundings, mimicking the ambiance of Pacific Spirit Park. It provides spacious covered seating, making it great if it’s drizzling and has tons of seating options for group study sessions.
UBG Gage South Student Residence
Looking for a peaceful outdoor study spot close to residences? Abundant benches and open field space, this spot provides a serene environment for connecting with study pals. Note, there are only a few dedicated outdoor study tables here.
AMS Rooftop Garden
For a stunning view of UBC, visit the AMS Rooftop Garden on top of the Nest building. This outdoor oasis offers a mix of sunny and covered tables, perfect for focused study sessions. Plus, it tends to stay less crowded, making it an excellent choice for productive studying.
Have you discovered any hidden gems or personal favorites not mentioned here? We’d love to hear about them! Feel free to share your top picks in the comments below.