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4 Study Spots in Vancouver You Should Check Out
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4 Study Spots in Vancouver You Should Check Out

Revolver Coffee

Are you tired of studying in your room all day? Want to meet with your friends so you can go over the test material? Meet them at Revolver Coffee, a detail-oriented store and one of the most popular coffee shops in Vancouver. There, you can chat over some good New Zealand or Italian coffee and their tasty baked goods! Most importantly, they offer free WiFi options! 

Their Menu

Revolver Coffee’s menu is always changing. Here are some of the items they’ve recently served:

  • 6 oz Cortado
  • Pourover 
  • Espresso
  • Hot and iced lattes
  • Coffee cake
  • Cookies
  • Pastries

Where is Revolver Coffee located?

Address: 325 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2N4

Hours: Monday-Saturday (8:00am-4:00pm)

Woodward Library’s Charles Woodward Memorial Room at UBC

If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, then you’ll want to explore this interesting room before you settle down and start studying. UBC’s Woodward Library first opened in 1950 as a medical reading room, and later became an instructional resources center. Today, it is a library with a vast collection of important books covering agriculture, biology, computer science, forestry, medicine, statistics, and so on. The library itself is known for having the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada! 

Inside Woodward library is the Charles Woodward Memorial Room. It was gifted by Mr. P. A. Woodward and made in honour of his father, Charles Woodward, and the pioneer physicians of British Columbia. What makes it like a Hogwarts house lounge? Well, here is a list of decorative items that the room uses:

  • Tapestries which depict the Masters of Spirit and Masters of Science
  • Antique plaques listing the names of the pioneer physicians of British Columbia
  • Display cases with surgical instruments and medical artifacts

Even more, the room is constructed using dark wood with glass windows on the walls, as well as a fancy green carpet! No wonder many people associate it with Harry Potter! Free UBC WiFi is available for guests. 

Where is the Charles Woodward Memorial Room located?

Located in: The University of British Columbia

Address: 2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00am-9:00pm); Saturday (10:00am-5:00pm)

Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch

The Vancouver Public Library, commonly known as VPL, is well-liked by students who are looking to study either by themselves or in groups. Their central branch on Georgia Street is perhaps the most popular—with several huge floors, lots of study spaces and quiet rooms, great views of downtown Vancouver, close to retail shops and service facilities, and its unique oval shape that resembles the Colosseum in Rome. 

Here are some unique spaces they offer, all equipped with fast WiFi:

  • RBC Lounge
    • Public area for studying and meeting new people
    • Located on Floor 8
    • Food and drinks are allowed
  • Pat Graham Reading Room
    • A glass-walled study/reading room with amazing garden and city views
    • Quiet room (no talking)
    • Located on Floor 8
  • Montalbano Family Theater
    • Smart theatre for author readings, lectures, and performances
    • Seats 80 people and can be used for film screenings as well
    • Located on Floor 8
  • Exhibition Space
    • Features art installations and interactive displays by local artists
    • Located on Floor 8
  • Phillips, Hager, and North Garden
    • Publicly-accessible rooftop garden on Floor 9
    • Views of the city skyline
    • Food and drinks allowed
  • Inspiration Lab
    • Studio room for recording quality music and videos
    • Can also do photography
    • Technology for editing, mixing, publishing, etc.

Where is VPL located?

Address: 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Hours: Monday-Friday (9:30am-8:30pm); Saturday & Sunday (10:00am-6:00pm)

YVR International Airport

Did you know that some students choose to study at the airport? With so many seating areas, free WiFi, and food courts within walking distance, it’s a perfect (and lesser-known) spot for people who wish to study. The airport has designated places called “Quiet Areas”, although this is available for students who’ve already walked through security. Best of all, you have floor-to-ceiling views of the sky, as well as the departing and arriving planes. Last but not least, the airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can go there whenever you want without having to worry about when or if it will close! 

Here are some areas in the airport where you can set down your laptop and notes for studying:

  • Seating area #1 
    • Very quiet at night
    • Close to restaurants and snack shops
    • Lots of tables and chairs to accommodate larger groups
    • Location: Above International Departures Food Court
  • Seating area #2
    • Very quiet in the evenings
    • Close to restaurants and snack shops
    • Lots of tables and chairs to accommodate larger groups
    • Location: Mezzanine above Domestic Food Court
  • Designated Quiet Area
    • Space for relaxation, meditation, and quiet study
    • Has comfortable seating, stretching mats, low-volume speakers, soft lighting
    • Location: International Terminal (after security at Gate D67)

Where is YVR International Airport located?

Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC, V7B 0A4 

Hours: 24/7

Sources: Revolver Coffee, Charles Woodward Memorial Room, Vancouver Public Library, YVR Airport

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