Slow down and take a walking tour of outdoor art on the UBC campus. Guided tours feature selected works from UBC’s Outdoor Art Collection and vary in length from 1 to 1.5 hours. For information or to book one of the tours below, contact Belkin Public Programs at email@example.com.
Guided tours are conversational, participation-driven and can be adapted for a wide range of ages, themes or interests. If there are other works or themes you are interested in discussing, please contact us.
75 minutes, 1.5-2 kilometres
The Decolonization Tour highlights site-specific artworks by Indigenous artists and raises questions around issues of place, space and identity. Considering how these works address urgent social and political concerns, we’ll discuss ideas of settler colonialism, decolonization, reconciliation and the history of UBC’s Vancouver campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.
Includes works by:
Before joining us on the Decolonization Tour, we encourage you to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
1 hour, 0.5 kilometres
The Ecologies and Economies Tour highlights artworks that engage with themes related to both social ecologies and the natural world, and people’s relationship with their surroundings on campus. We’ll discuss ideas around nature, culture, climate change and social change.
Includes works by:
* closed during rainy weather
For all tours, please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella in case of rain.
You can also enjoy a self-guided tour at your own pace. Download a copy of our Outdoor Art Tour book (PDF), qeqən: Musqueam House Posts book, or pick up a copy at the gallery. Our suggested routes take about 20 minutes to walk, while a full tour of all the artworks in the collection takes about three hours.
Discover UBC's outdoor art collection with the Wesbrook Village Outdoor Art and Bicycle Tour led by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery! The tour will take riders from More Bikes in Wesbrook Village along Main Mall and through the UBC campus and will end at the Belkin Art Gallery. After the tour, More Bikes will guide participants back to Wesbrook Village.[more]
Stop by the Belkin to pick up a guide to Musqueam house posts on campus, researched and written by Jordan Wilson.[more]
Discover UBC’s outdoor art collection on this cycling tour, organized by Wesbrook Village and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Register at discoverwesbrook.com.[more]