Health, Fitness & Family Discounts
As UBC staff and faculty, you (and your family) are eligible for many discounts at organizations both on and off campus. If you have any enquiries related to these discounts, please contact HR Communications at email@example.com.
At UBC, the physical grandeur is yours to take in and the intellectual stimulation yours to embrace. The art and cultural opportunities are wide open for your enjoyment, the recreational opportunities are waiting, the events schedule is always active. Whatever your interests, chances are you’ll discover opportunities to fulfill them here. See below for a list of discounts for UBC staff and faculty at the Vancouver campus. Visit the Okanagan HR site for a list of discounts available to Okanagan campus staff and faculty.
ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres
The ARC & BirdCoop Fitness Centres offer over 15,000 sq. ft. of combined workout space. The two facilities are equipped with day lockers, showers, and change facilities so that you can schedule workouts around your workday. The two facilities can be accessed through a single discounted membership for staff and faculty. Memberships also include access to spin and group fitness classes.
Additionally, there are also regularly scheduled boot camps, yoga and Pilates, martial arts, and dance programs offered at discounted rates for UBC staff & faculty. Choose from a variety of locations including offerings at Ponderosa Commons.
UBC departments wishing to offer private or semi-private programs for their employees (including off-site or alternate campus locations) can also book classes at discounted rates by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
David F. Hardwick and Pathology Learning Centre
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Since 1995, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery has developed a program of collecting significant works by Canadian and international artists and mounts four exhibitions each year together with associated programs and events. Admission is always free.
The Pacific Museum of Earth
Across the street from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, the Pacific Museum of the Earth displays rocks, minerals, fossils, Canada’s only OmniGlobe, and exhibits relating to ocean and atmospheric sciences. Also on display are the skeletons of a Lambeosaur and Elasmosaur – over 80 million years old! Admission to the museum is by donation. Donations can be placed in the donation box, located near the front entry of the Earth and Ocean Science Main Building. Click here for more information.
The Old Barn Community Centre
Dreyer Group Mortgage Brokers & TD Insurance (UBC Alumni)
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex offers UBC staff and faculty a discount on home & tenant insurance through the alumni UBC program. To find out how much you can save with the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, call 1-800-339-1847 and ask for a quote or visit melochemonnex.com/UBCFaculty_Staff.
UBC Aquatic Centre
The UBC Aquatic Centre offers UBC staff and faculty discounts for drop-in passes, memberships, locker rentals, adult lessons, a selection of advanced courses and fitness classes. Membership includes access to the public swim times, steam room, sauna and a selection of aquacize classes. Please show your valid UBC Staff/faculty ID card at the front desk. We encourage all patrons to visit the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.
UBC BodyWorks Fitness Centre
UBC Botanical and Nitobe Gardens plus Greenheart TreeWalk
- Complimentary access to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden
- Discounted admission to the Greenheart TreeWalk treetop eco-adventure (only $10 + tax)
- Complimentary tickets to Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre Summer Series performances
- Invitation to the annual holiday Members’ Sale in the Shop in the Garden at the end of each year
- Discounted rates on team building experiences through the Sustainable Communities Field School and select workshops and events
- 5% off facility rental fees
To enhance your visit, explore UBC Botanical Garden’s collection online with the mobile-friendly Garden Explorer tool. Click on “tours” for monthly highlights and specialty tours.
UBC Food Services
Rogers & Telus Phone Plans (UBC IT)
While UBC IT does not provide cell phones or offer support for them, there are two cell phone vendors providing corporate plans to UBC.
BC Wireless is UBC’s Authorized Hardware Dealer for Rogers Communications, with 14 locations throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Rogers also supports UBC’s corporate accounts with a Dedicated World-Class-Certified Enterprise Support Billing and Service Team. For discount and set up details for Employee Plans, please contact Shaizen or Sharon at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-306-3999.
Telus has three store locations and a dedicated corporate sales department to serve UBC for all its wireless communication requirements. For information contact email@example.com.
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Experience one of the world’s finest displays of art from Northwest Coast First Nations at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Explore more than 9,000 magnificent traditional and contemporary objects from cultures around the world in a spectacular Arthur Erickson-designed building overlooking mountains and sea. Enjoy the extraordinary architectural beauty, provocative programming and exciting exhibitions. MOA also offers the elegant MOA Shop, Café MOA and free daily tours. UBC students, staff and faculty can visit for free with their valid UBC Card.
UBC School of Music
Most events are free; for those that carry a cost the offers are listed below:
- Wednesday Noon Hours: concerts are just $5.
- Music on the Point: $2 discount off the adult ticket price for UBC faculty and staff with the online promotional code: ubcstaff or with your UBC Card when purchasing tickets in person.
- UBC Opera Ensemble: $5 discount off the adult ticket price for UBC faculty and staff for the fully staged opera productions with the online promotional code: ubcstaff or with your UBC Card when purchasing tickets in person.
- Select UBC School of Music concerts at the Chan Centre: $5 discount off the adult ticket price for UBC faculty and staff with the online promotional code: ubcstaff or with your UBC Card when purchasing tickets in person. Note: the faculty/staff discount does not apply to concerts with an $8 ticket price.
UBC Student Recreation Centre Drop-in Sports
The UBC Student Recreation Centre is home to three gym courts and has regular offerings of drop-in sports that are free to staff and faculty with a valid UBC Card. Choose from basketball, volleyball, badminton, and futsal (indoor soccer) which are all available on a weekly schedule.
UBC Tennis Centre
The UBC Tennis Centre is Vancouver’s only public indoor facility and has 12 indoor courts and one outdoor court. A new facility houses eight of these indoor courts with the outdoor court just west of this building. They also have four courts inside the UBC Tennis Bubble, which offer another great playing option. You can book a court for play or register in one of their programs available for all ages, levels and abilities. UBC Staff and Faculty are eligible for discounts on adult and youth programs, as well as some designated staff-only programs. UBC Students are also eligible for discounts on programs, have designated student-only programs, and discounted court rentals during applicable times. For information on UBC Tennis Centre programs and court rentals, visit www.recreation.ubc.ca/tennis or call 604-822-2505.
University Golf Club
Many businesses and service providers in the Lower Mainland offer discounted rates to UBC staff and faculty. All you need to take advantage of this is your valid UBC Faculty/Staff card. Check out the full list of participating merchants to see where you can save. Disclaimer: UBC does not endorse external service providers – these listings are for informational purposes only.
Body and Soul Health and Fitness
Body & Soul Health and Fitness offers an ongoing corporate rate for a variety of services, including personal, partner and small group training. For more details on the corporate rate offered to UBC staff and faculty call 604-224-2639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Outback Rafting
Canadian Outback Rafting offers UBC staff and faculty a 10% discount off its day rafting trips and stand-up paddleboard rentals from Squamish. From the exhilarating waters of the Squamish and Elaho Rivers, to a splashy cruise on the Cheakamus River, or an evening float with outstanding scenery, there’s a tour for everyone. For more information email email@example.com, call 604-898-2363, or visit www.canadianoutbackrafting.com.
City of Burnaby
Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness & She’s Fit!
CrossFit North Vancouver
Curves Womens Gym and Fitness Centre West Point Grey
Dailey Method (Vancouver)
Float House Vancouver
Home to Home Eldercare
Home to Home is care planning, care management and transition assistance business based in Vancouver. They offer services to help seniors plan out their senior living options and facilitate lifestyle changes. They help seniors navigate the healthcare and seniors housing system, and offer hands-on downsizing and transition services. Home to Home offers a 1.5-hour complimentary initial consultation to UBC faculty and staff to discuss the particular needs of their aging parent or loved one. For more information contact Stephanie Chan or call 604-739-8080/604-868-1883 (cell).
Hot Box Yoga
Hot Yoga 101
iMeal preps, you cook! After a long day, planning what to cook for dinner can be a daunting task. Why not get home to a curated box of fresh and local ingredients, perfectly portioned for the recipe of your choice waiting at your doorstep? iMeal offers UBC staff and faculty 30% off their first box. Just use the promo code ubc30 upon check out. Based in Vancouver, iMeal feature exciting new recipes every single week so check out what’s on the menu this week. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-235-7409.
Jericho Integrated Clinic
Life Chiropractic Health and Wellness
Mobi by Shaw Go
Moksha Yoga Vancouver
Moksha Yoga Burnaby
The Mount Seymour discount passes (early-bird rates) will be available next Spring of 2019. For Mount Seymour rates available to the public, please check the current rates. Mount Seymour also offers team-building group activities. For questions, please email Marie Kellett at email@example.com.
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness has over 60 studio locations and offers modern hot yoga fused with fitness in infrared heating. Class schedules include hot yoga, hot yoga/Pilates fusion, bootcamp, bar fusion and cardio/fitness classes. To try them out by signing up for a $10 unlimited one-week trial. Oxygen offers UBC staff and faculty a monthly unlimited membership for only $89/month based on a 12-month membership (full price for 12 month membership is normally $103/month). A valid employee ID or recent pay stub is needed to redeem this offer. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-418-2215.
Pure Vibe Fitness
Sea to Sky Fitness, based in North Vancouver
Spare Rides offers a special deal for UBC staff and faculty members: you can get 5 free rides from home to UBC. Spare Rides is a ridesharing service that provides rides from your home door to work faster and more comfortable than public transit. The drivers are part of a verified UBC community that live in your neighbourhood. To get the deal, download the Spare Rides app on Google Play or App Store and create your trip to UBC. For more information, visit sparerides.com or email email@example.com.
Steve Nash Fitness Clubs
Steve Nash Fitness Clubs is offering UBC staff and faculty (plus family members) 50% off retail memberships, plus additional free months with pre-paid options only. For a complimentary pass to all locations and classes, or to find out more details on membership options, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Sunberry Fitness Richmond
Thara Vayali – Naturopathic Doctor
The Exercise Movement
Ultrafit provides fun and challenging outdoor workouts in Kitsilano and North Vancouver. If you want to get in shape, but dislike indoor gyms, Ultrafit might be the perfect solution! They offer group classes with a personal training feel. Classes are a combination of cardio and strength circuits designed to challenge your whole body, while enjoying the gorgeous west coast and breathing in fresh ocean air. UBC faculty and staff can try an unlimited month of classes for 30% off for only $48.30 (new member pass is regularly $69). UBC card and/or paystub must be shown. Email email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
Urban Fitness Club
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
West Vancouver Community Centre
Wiivv Custom Insoles
YVR Parking – Vancouver Airport
Vancouver Airport offers several parking options through YVR Parking and Park N’Fly to UBC faculty and staff for both business and leisure travel. For more information click here.
YWCA Health + Fitness Centre
- Fitting In Fitness
- Walking at UBC
- Health, Fitness & Family Discounts
- Virtual Health Fair & Online Assessments
- Staff & Faculty Sports Day
- Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge
- Travelling Health Fair
- CAMMPUS Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program
Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212
Active Plan Group Number: 025205
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number
Retirement & Survivor Benefits Plan Group Number: 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number
Call the Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.