Purpose-built for the 21st century, the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus opened in Kelowna in 2005. UBC is one of North America’s largest public research and teaching institutions, and one of only two Canadian institutions consistently ranked among the world’s 40 best universities.
Situated on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake mid-way between Penticton in the south and Vernon in the north, Kelowna residents and tourists alike find the lake offers wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing. The nearby mountains attract hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts of all descriptions. Three major ski hills are within a one-hour drive.
UBCSUO, Your Student Union, is now partnered with Rent BC and Rent Hello, Canada's first online rental listing portal - founded back in 1998 to help students find great off-campus housing and landlords a better way to find renters. Landlords receive their first 30 day listing free and it is always free for students.