AboutSimilkameen Place is the perfect environment for new students to make friends, get involved, and find quiet study time in a private living space. Students live in a single room on a floor with 40-55 other residents. Each floor has two single-gender communal bathrooms.
- Fully furnished rooms
- Shared bathrooms on each floor
- Mandatory meal plan
- Hardwired Internet included
- Snack & TV lounge on each floor
- Residence convenience store on site
- 166 beds
1263 Discovery Ave
Services are located at Nicola Residence and open 24 hours during Winter Session. This is where to make a payment, get mail, borrow keys or ask a question.
Each floor has a lounge with snacking kitchen and basic cable TV. There are also quiet study spaces. Wi-Fi is available in common areas.
Residence Advisors live here and provide support and opportunities for meeting people.
Similkameen Place residents don’t have to cook! All residents purchase a mandatory meal plan valid at participating campus food outlets.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Machines are located nearby in the Monashee Place basement.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Bicycle storage is available at Monashee Place or Purcell.
UBCO campus has widespread recreational opportunities for students. Local nature trails and beaches are also steps away.
Health & Safety
Residents can access health services at Kalamalka Residence and programs like SafeWalk. There are regular patrols of residence properties.
UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.
“There are plenty of evening programs like dinner nights, movies, and learning opportunities in residence.”
Each residence at UBC Okanagan has a team of Residence Advisors who work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents.