Conference Accommodation at Ponderosa Commons

Ponderosa Commons, located on the west side of campus, offers contemporary accommodation.  We have reserved a block of studio suites in the 18-storey Ponderosa tower.  You will enjoy stunning views of the North Shore mountains and lush green campus grounds. 

Studio Suites

You will be organising your accommodation directly with the UBC Conferences and Accommodation office, not through Nature Vancouver.

Each suite has a double bed, a workdesk, telephone, WiFi, a private washroom with shower, and an equipped kitchenette. The in-room coffee maker includes complimentary tea and Starbucks coffee. 

each suite accommodates two people.

How to Arrange Accommodation

You will be organising your accommodation through UBC Conferences and Accommodations - 

(payment with credit card).

The Reservations Office phone numbers are 604-822-1000 or 1-888-822-1030.

The cost per suite is $64.50 CAD single occupancy/$129.00 CAD double occupancy, plus 13% tax. 

Ponderosa Commons General Information

Contact Info

Ponderosa Commons Conferences & Accommodation at UBC

2075 West Mall, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2

Tel: 604-822-3862 


Check In

Check-in is any time after 3:00 PM at the Front Desk of Ponderosa Commons, located at 2075 West mall. The Front Desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Check Out

Check-out is by 11:00 AM. Luggage storage is available for the balance of the day, should you wish to attend one of the BC Nature Conference Sunday "Farewell" outings. Please inform the Front Desk agent at check out. Please note: no overnight luggage storage is available.


All UBC facilities are designated non-smoking. Pets are not permitted at Ponderosa Commons. These residences are equipped with elevators. 

Phone, Internet Access & Parking

Each suite is equipped with complimentary wireless internet through the ubcvisitor wireless network., which is also available for use around Campus. 

Each suite is also equipped with high-speed VoIP phones that allow for complimentary calls within North America, 1-800 access, and incoming calling.

Covered parkade parking is located close by the accommodation. There is also a surface level parking lot right next to the Forest Sciences Centre that can accommodate overheight vehicles (sorry, no overnighting allowed in vehicles at UBC). Parking fees are additional to the room package, The full day cost in each parking lot includes in/out privileges. 

Privacy Policy

For the safety and security of all our guests, and in compliance with federal privacy law, the Front Desk cannot supply room numbers or other information about guests to people inquiring by phone or in person. Doors to residences are locked at all times. Guests wishing to have people visit them should arrange a location and time to meet.