Conference Accommodation at Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons, completed in 2016, features contemporary design and stunning views. Located towards the south side of campus, it offers semi-private units (two bedrooms share a washroom) and multi-level floor lounges that offer seating, TV, fridge, sink and microwave (no dishes or cutlery). The residence includes an extremely popular cafeteria, Open Kitchen, which is available to all conference attendees.  

Semi-Private Bedroom Units

You will be organising your accommodation directly with the UBC Conferences and Accommodation office, not through Nature Vancouver. Each bedroom has it's own hallway entrance door and includes a bed, desk, wifi and shared washroom facilities (separate doors . 

You can share a room with a friend or with another conference attendee, or have both "sides" for yourself.

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 semi-private unit (two bedrooms) is: $129.00 CAD per night ($64.00 per person), plus tax of $16.77 ($8.35 per person).

The UBC booking system requires that only one person can register for a semi-private unit of two bedrooms. The 2nd person sharing will therefore need to pay their share directly to the person who registered. 

Orchard Commons General Information

Contact Info

Orchard Commons Conferences & Accommodation at UBC

6363 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

Tel: 604-827-2778 (Orchard Commons Front Desk) 


Check In

Check-in is any time after 3:00 PM at the Front Desk of Orchard Commons, located at 6363 Agronomy Road. 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 Orchard Commons. These residences are equipped with elevators. Multi-level floor lounges offer seating, TV, fridge, sink and microwave (no dishes, cutlery). Unfortunately, the shared rooms are not suitable for guests in wheelchairs.

Phone, Internet Access & Parking

Each suite is equipped with internet, which is also available for use in the Commonsblock and around Campus. 

Each suite is also equipped with high-speed VoIP phones.

Covered parkade parking is located close by the accommodation and the Forest Sciences Centre & there is also a surface level parking lot right in front of Orchard Commons 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.