Location & Housing

Location

Voice Intensive is held in the theatres and studios of the University of British Columbia. The campus overlooks the magnificent Straight of Georgia and the Burrard Inlet and is within walking distance of many beautiful beaches and amenities. The stunning natural surroundings offer a rich environment in which to approach the voice work. There are a large number of on campus accommodations available for participants.

On-campus living

UBC offers a large selection of accommodation ranging in price from approximately $35 for accommodations only to $55 for room and board. Living arrangements can be made through the UBC and the Conferences UBC web sites. The contacts below have been popular with previous Voice Intensive participants. 

Accommodation Name Individual Price Type & Amenities

Pacific Spirit Hostel

$35/night single bed
$70/night double occupancy
dormitory, shared showers, fridge, microwave, sink
Gage Tower $314/night based on 6 people occupancy (~$52 each) individual bedrooms with shared full kitchen, bathroom, and common living space
St. Andrew’s Hall $45/night (based on four people occupancy) individual bedrooms with shared full kitchen, bathroom, and common living space
St. John’s Hall $50 - $68/night single room, twin bed, private washroom, dinner Sun - Thurs, continental breakfast Mon- Friday


 

If you know you will be staying on campus and would like to share a communal space with other participants, please contact us as soon as possible so we can put you in touch. 

The campus also has a state-of-the-art gym, and the UBC Aquatic Centre offers both indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, weight room, steam room, and whirlpool. The bookstore, several cafeterias, coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs are also available on campus. 

Off-campus options

If you choose to live off campus, keep in mind that UBC is just up from neighbourhoods like Dunbar, Kitsilano, West Point Grey, and Kerrisdale. Living close to public transportation is also strongly recommended. Please include time to walk from UBC bus station to the theatre, which is about a 10-minute stroll. 

In terms of finding off-campus accommodations, the Voice Intensive does not endorse or recommend any particular site, although Craigslist Vancouver and Kijiji Vancouver do offer short-term and sublet listings:

Neighborhood Journey time (Translink)* Journey time (car)
West Point Grey 10 - 15 minutes 10 - 15 min
Kitsilano 15 - 20 min 10 - 15 min
Dunbar (16th, 25th, 41st Aves) 15 - 20 min 10 - 15 min
Downtown (west end) 40 - 50 min 20 - 30 min
Downtown 30 - 40 min 20 - 30 min
Mount Pleasant, Riley Park, Cambie 45 - 60 min 20 - 30 min
Kerrisdale/ Arbutus Ridge 20 - 30 min 20 - 30 min
Commercial 45 - 60 min 30 - 40 min
Burnaby 60 min + 40 min +
Richmond 260 min + 40 min +
North/West Vancouver 60 - 90 min 40 min +

Assumes living within walking distance of bus and minimal transfers. Also does not include time it will take to walk to studio or theatre (about 10 minutes)

In terms of finding off campus accommodations, the Voice Intensive does not endorse or recommend any particular site, although CraigsList Vancouver and Kijiji Vancouver do offer dedicated sublet sections.