Top 5 UBC Spots To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

UBC Vancouver is not only well-known for its academic programs, but also for the beautiful scenery around our campus. From historic buildings to stunning outdoor spaces, UBC Vancouver offers the perfect insta-worthy background for every photoshoot.

Here are the top 5 spots you need to visit to bring your Instagram game to the next level!

1. Rose Garden

Address: 6301 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

The Rose Garden, featuring beautiful ocean and mountain views and more than a dozen types of roses, is one of the most popular spots for a photoshoot on UBC Campus. Praised by Inside Vancouver as “the ultimate rooftop garden”, Rose Garden is the ideal place for a souvenir photo, graduation pic, or even a wedding photoshoot.


2. AMS Student Nest

Address: 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1



Having been a sustainable space for the UBC community to gather, eat, study and socialize in 2015, The Nest is a LEED Platinum Certified building, featuring contemporary and institutional designs. The building features a number of creatively and sustainably designed spots such as Revolving Gardens, Nest Rooftop Garden, Hatch Art Gallery and more. Take a walk around the Nest’s indoor and outdoor spaces and you will definitely an instagrammable spot for your next #photooftheday!

3. UBC Farm

Address: 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5


UBC Farm is home to The Centre of Sustainable Food Systems, a local-to-global food hub working to inspire a more sustainable & food-secure future. Featuring a unique farm and forest setting, UBC Farm offers a beautiful and rustic setting right on our campus. In compliance with UBC’s current COVID-19 Safety Plan, Filming and Photography Tours at UBC Farms need to be booked in advance in accordance with the guidelines. Check out this link to get yourself prepared for your next #CityFarmer Instagram shoots!

4. Nitobe Garden

Address: 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Nitobe Memorial Garden (or Nitobe Garden) is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. When visiting Nitobe Garden, you will find yourself immersed in the beauty of a cherry blossom shower in the spring, irises in the summer, or maple leaves glowing red and yellow in the fall. Symbolic Japanese horticulture elements are well represented here, with carpets of moss, bridges that span a koi pound and iris bed, and stone paths crossing waterfalls. Take your phone or camera for a walk to Nitobe Garden to explore the impressive oriental features, situated right on our campus!


5. Tower Beach

Address: NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Feeling like going on a hike? Challenge yourself to a quick beach hike down Trail 4 to Tower Beach, a rocky shore located near the infamous Wreck Beach. This year-round 410-stair-step is friendly for hikers of all skill levels and offers you the chance to see and capture the beauty of wildlife. Tower Beach also features two lighthouse towers built for World War II, making it a great spot for photographs to encapsulate an interesting piece of Vancouver history.