Campus Life

On-Campus: Food

Kerrisdale and Kitsilano are areas that are filled with tasty, more Western-style food and this area is not far from campus.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try going to Downtown Vancouver or even Richmond by transit. Robson St. in Downtown is full of Korean and Japanese Cuisine.  If you want more Hong Kong style dishes, Taiwanese, Japanese or Korean cuisine Alexandra Rd. is known as Richmond’s eat street.

Depending on what you’re craving, we suggest looking up places on or asking one of our cultural ambassadors.

On-Campus: Food

  • Breka Bakery and Cafe - 24-hour cafe, perfect for late night studying and they have the best treats and coffee. Try their Belgian Chocolate mousse cake, you won’t regret it. Located on W 4th avenue.
  • Grounds for Coffee - a small, cozy little cafe that is always busy. Get there early to try their famous homemade cinnamon buns.
  • Good Earth Coffeehouse - an environmentally friendly cafe, with a lot of space inside. Great for studying alone or in groups.

As a student of Arts VSP, there are endless options:

  • Join the Cultural Ambassadors on our pleasant after-class trips around Vancouver. Check out our Explore page for past pictures of the field trips we’ve done.
  • Shop! Pacific Centre, Richmond Centre, Aberdeen Centre, McArthur Glen Outlet, Tsawwassen Mills Outlet are all good options to explore.
  • Why not try taking a weekend trip to Victoria?
  • Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s biggest attractions, you can ride bikes, rollerblade, visit the Vancouver Aquarium or just walk around and enjoy nature.

On-Campus: Museums and Galleries

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is a great place to start if you’re interested in the history of Canada and this museum is located right on campus, past the rose garden.

For off-campus museums, the Museum of Vancouver and Maritime Museum are all great places to learn about Vancouver’s past. There is also the Chinese Cultural Centre to learn about the history of Chinese-Canadians as well as the Nikkei Museum that holds exhibits on Japanese-Canadian history and culture.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of our most famous art galleries and Tuesday evenings 5-9pm are by donation.