UBC and Stanley Park (Vancouver)

I went a little trigger happy with my camera while in Vancouver, so rather than try to shove everything into one post, I split my pictures up into several sets. This set features a few photos from UBC and Stanley Park, two locations I feel you should visit while in Vancouver, especially if you’re into the outdoors.

I woke up early to snap an empty campus usually teeming with students, even in the summer time. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is because UBC serves as a tourist destination of sorts. Aside from a world-class university, there are museums, beautiful parks, (nude) beaches and everything else you need to make it a must-see destination while in Vancouver. The campus is HUGE. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from one end of it to the other.

Another reason is a bit less obvious. Anyone who’s ever watched a movie is probably more familiar with UBC than they think they are. That’s because Vancouver serves as Hollywood’s muse, where it seems like almost every second movie is shot here. UBC campus is often portrayed in movies as other universities, parks, secret government facilities, mid-west American cities… really anything you can think of. The last thing I can think of off the top of my head is the new TV series, The Man in the High Castle where the campus became:

I don’t know about you, but if I left history class and walked out to this, it would really f**k me up.

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a world renowned park connected right to the downtown of Vancouver, making it a breeze to get to. It’s a peninsula, so the whole thing is surrounded by a body of water. It’s an incredible place to gather your thoughts while biking, jogging or roller blading along the seawall, which many Vancouverites do on the regular. Bored of walking around? There are several amazing beaches along the perimeter of the park, perfect for just lounging your day away.

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