Construction Updates

The UBC campus is always growing and changing so it is common to encounter construction and road closures. The map below will help you locate existing construction areas and road closures at UBC Okanagan. It is updated with each new project to make navigating campus easier.

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Child Care Facility – October 2023 – Fall 2024

As a result of construction of the new Child Care Facility south of the existing Daycare Building on Discovery Avenue, there will be disruptions to site access until Fall 2024 as detailed below, and as shown in the Construction Map above.

This work will result in the following disruptions:

  • Reduced on site parking within the Child Care Facility site. Additional stalls along Discovery Avenue have been identified to provide additional parking for pick-up/ drop-off during construction.
  • Single-lane alternating vehicle access to parking Lot W, south of the Child Care Facility site. Access to the accessible stalls within Lot W have been maintained.

Between May 13- 24 there will be traffic impacts along Discovery Avenue and the Child Care Facility (CCF) parking lot related to service installation for the new CCF. Below provides a summary of the temporary impacts during these dates:

  • Vehicle access along Discovery Ave. between the Upper Campus Health Building and the Child Care Facility will be single lane alternating traffic.
  • Pedestrian access will remain along the sidewalk on the east side of Discovery Ave.
  • The CCF parking lot will be open to single lane alternating traffic.
  • Vehicle access to Lot W will remain single lane alternating traffic.
  • Traffic Control personnel will be on site during working hours.

Follow all signage as marked.


x̌əl sic snpax̌nwixʷtn – Dec. 2022 – 2025

As a result of the construction of x̌əl sic snpax̌nwixʷtn south of the EME Building on Alumni Avenue, there will be disruptions to the surrounding campus area until late 2025 as detailed below and as shown in the Construction Map above.

This work will result in the following disruptions:

  • Intermittent single lane and/or full closures to through traffic along Alumni Avenue. Please follow the directions of traffic control personnel and all signage as marked.
  • Sidewalk closure along the east side of Alumni Avenue. Pedestrians using Alumni Avenue to travel to and from Parking Lot J are required to cross at the crosswalk at the top of the Lot J stairs and use the detour routes as marked (also shown within the Construction Map).
  • Access to Parking Lot J will remain open on Alumni Avenue. The east side of Lot J will remain closed to parking throughout construction.
  • The EME building will have disrupted service access until 2025. Temporary service has been accommodated around the building to ensure building operations can continue.

Visit the Campus Planning project page for more information about x̌əl sic snpax̌nwixʷtn.

For questions regarding x̌əl sic snpax̌nwixʷtn construction, please contact