ENVIRONMENT (Built and Natural)

The natural and built environments strongly impact wellbeing. Our environment influences social and academic life, daily routines, and recreational opportunities on campus.

The UBC Okanagan campus trails are an important part of the UBC community. They provide the opportunity to experience the beauty of the rural campus, they enhance our community by providing a space for multidisciplinary academic research, sports teams training, a connection to the history pf the Okanagan and an opportunity to escape the stress of university life. They also play a role in creating green active transportation to and from campus by providing safe bike and food access.


UBC Okanagan Campus Trails

Pine Loop: 1.7 km in length through the woods surrounding West Campus. This hilly trail allows access to Quail Ridge, and links into the Kelowna Trails system surrounding Robert Lake. Good for an afternoon stroll in the woods.

Snowberry Loop: 1.55 km in length, this paved path connects many of the campus buildings. It also gives spectacular views of the country community Ellison across the valley. Good way to stretch your legs and enjoy some beautiful landscape.

The Old Pond Trail: Just shy of 1 km, the Old Pond Trail is the perfect quick escape from campus. This loop around the Pond allows students to meditate and be immersed in a forest setting, without going too far from class. The Learning Garden, University House, and Fire Pit are found along this trail.

Juniper Trail: The newest addition to our trail network, Juniper trail links the campus to the new Aberdeen Hall development, and is becoming utilized more as the development grows. It also connects the Snowberry Loop and the Pine Trail.

VOICE results have indicated that our campus community enjoys the existing trails and would like more of them. If you have an interest in getting involved with Trails Action Group or to learn more about the adopt-a-trail program you can email casey.hamilton@ubc.ca.