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Reviving this old thread. In terms of nature, does UBC win easily? Just thinking that both have beaches, UBC has bigger and closer mountains, but UVic has surfing and year round golf. Any thoughts?

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16 minutes ago, thelawfulmuskrat said:

Reviving this old thread. In terms of nature, does UBC win easily? Just thinking that both have beaches, UBC has bigger and closer mountains, but UVic has surfing and year round golf. Any thoughts?

Depends what you like, I suppose, but I would say Vancouver wins.

Vancouver definitely has the best hiking, skiing and rock climbing. We have so many good hikes in the Lower Mainland, and even more in Squamish and Garibaldi. Running on the seawall is also pretty incredible.  

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20 minutes ago, thelawfulmuskrat said:

Reviving this old thread. In terms of nature, does UBC win easily? Just thinking that both have beaches, UBC has bigger and closer mountains, but UVic has surfing and year round golf. Any thoughts?

UVIC hands down unless you need to ski.

 

 

Having grown up in Vancouver and having moved to Victoria to raise kids.

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5 hours ago, kurrika said:

UVIC hands down unless you need to ski.

 

 

Having grown up in Vancouver and having moved to Victoria to raise kids.

What are your favourite things to do there? And do you mostly need a car to access them?

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I live within walking distance of the beach, there are walking trails all over and lots of parkland.  If you live near UVIC (Gordon Head area) it looks like this from above:

 


You can get to mount doug, do stand up paddle boarding all sorts of stuff.

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UBC has the endowment lands which also gets you lots of park / deep woods to walk around in if that's your thing.

 

 

 

Basically, Victoria now feels like the Vancouver I grew up in in the 90s.  Slower, less crowded etc...

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