Vancouver, BC

UBC Campus, Endowment Lands, Pacific Spirit Park

On the western shore of Vancouver, at the end of the peninsula sits the University of British Columbia (UBC), whose setting must be among the most spectacular of any academic institution in the world. The UBC campus includes some wonderful paths for running, access to extensive beach front, and the trails of Pacific Spirit Park, which sit in the University’s ‘endowment lands’. This area is a 10–20 minute drive from downtown, accessible by public transportation too.

There is an extensive series of wooded trails in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The main park site has a nice 10k loop mapped out, but there are numerous additional options. There are a total of 73 km of interconnected trails in the Park and Endowment lands. Trails in the park can be combined with some of UBC campus, beaches, and the wonderful residential streets of Point Grey.   Park trail MAP

The  section of the park north of Chancellor Blvd. has trails leading to more ‘runnable’ beaches, that start at Acadia Beach and head east. The beach accessible from UBC is fairly rocky and rugged. A fun challenge for runners is to go up and down the long, steep stairs that lead to the beach from several sections along N. Marine Drive. They’re marked as ‘trails’. The most well-known are the stairs to Wreck Beach.

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  • 10k trail in Pacific Spirit Park; Many other trail options.
  • 16th St. & Imperial Drive for Park Trails, or other entrances to Pacific Spirit Park