News & Updates

Road construction safety reminder

A variety of road projects are underway on and around the UBC Okanagan campus. They’re part of the exciting development of our campus and will improve access to transit, allow completion of the Teaching and Learning Centre, expand our district energy system, and improve access to campus from the west.

Construction of roads, buildings and pedestrian paths do cause some short-term inconvenience. Please use caution when travelling near the construction sites, pay close attention to flag people and respect fencing in place.

In recent weeks, some of the safety fencing along the John Hindle Drive construction route has been tampered with, which poses a safety risk to pedestrians and cyclists. While the contractors continue to closely monitor the condition of the fencing and are making repairs as needed, they ask that people refrain from altering the fencing, so public safety can be maintained.

For information about the transportation projects underway, see

The latest information about campus construction and detours, and getting to, from and around campus, is available at transportation.ok.ubc.ca.

For information about on-campus construction activity, please contact Campus Operations and Risk Management at 250-807-8624.

Transportation Options to get to and from UBC Okanagan Campus

There are many new changes to transportation to, from and around UBC Okanagan coming this fall. The following updates will help you plan ahead and make the first day of the academic year as smooth as possible.

Cycling Update

In September 2018, a number of cycling routes connecting to campus will be completed and available for use.

Bulman Road cycling route now open

The City of Kelowna has opened the Bulman Road multi-use pathway, providing cyclists and pedestrians a safer direct link to UBC Okanagan from Highway 97. The four-metre-wide pathway connects the Hollywood Road/John Hindle Drive roundabout to Bulman Road on the opposite side of Highway 97. This connection allows cyclists and pedestrians to travel under the existing Ellison […]

Curtis Road easement access now closed

Effective September 7, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has suspended all access to the UBC Okanagan campus via the Curtis Road private easement west of campus. Until further notice the use of the private easement to access the university campus is prohibited. Access to campus via the private easement was scheduled to be […]

Construction and Detour Map

A weekly updated construction and detour map for UBC’s Okanagan campus is available online to make navigating on campus easier.