The UBC Okanagan campus is a pedestrian-friendly community with many pedestrian-only walkways.
The campus also offers a number of naturalized walking trails, for recreation and enjoyment. The online Campus Map shows the trail heads and locations of these campus trails.
If students, staff or faculty do not feel safe to walk alone on campus, they can contact Safewalk, a 24-hour Safe Walk program operated by Campus Security.
There are several connections for pedestrians walking to campus from nearby neighbourhoods:
- From Quail Ridge there is an informal trail on campus that connects to the north end of Discovery Avenue. The City of Kelowna completed a multi-use pathway in 2016 that connects to Rutland and areas southeast of the campus, and can be accessed at the John Hindle Drive and Hollywood Road traffic circle adjacent to the Highway 97 access ramp.
- For the University South neighbourhood, there is now an overpass across John Hindle Drive that connects to Discovery Avenue and Academy Way. Pedestrians should not be crossing John Hindle Drive at Alumni Avenue. This is not a recognized crossing and is a very unsafe place to cross as vehicles are travelling too fast to see pedestrians. For reference, it is the same walking distance to take the overpass and then walk along Knowledge Lane to access the EME Building as it is to walk down the unmaintained trail along John Hindle Drive to cross at Almuni Avenue. Make the safe choice.
- For anyone commuting from Kelowna, particularly the Glenmore area, there is a multi-use pathway that runs along John Hindle Drive to Glenmore Road.