ubcvisitor Wireless Network

Campus visitors who are not guests of UBC faculty or staff can use our visitor network for light web browsing at no charge.

  • The 'ubcvisitor' network allows visitors to connect to the internet for light web browsing.


Who Can Use This?

  • The wireless service is for all campus visitors. Users are required to accept the Terms of Service and respond to an email validation request to a non-UBC email address when first connecting. Attempting to connect to "ubcvisitor" with an email address ending in "@ubc.ca" will result in an error message.
  • UBC students, faculty, and staff should use the ubcsecure, eduroam or ubcprivate wireless networks.
  • Visitors from other educational institutions which support eduroam, should use the eduroam service.

Technical Requirements

  • A Wi-Fi-capable laptop or mobile device.

Service Restrictions

  • Bandwidth is limited
  • You may not be able to access some UBC resources; use ubcsecure, eduroam or ubcprivate wireless networks to access UBC resources.
  • The service is not intended for high throughput file sharing, low latency gaming, or similar services.

Getting Started

  • Select the "ubcvisitor" wireless network on your wireless device.
  • Open up a web browser, and you will be directed to the login page.
  • Accept the Terms of Service.
  • Enter a valid (non-UBC) email address.
  • An email with a validation link will be sent to the provided address.
  • Click the validation link in the email to complete your connection request.
  • Upon successful validation, you will be connected to the network.
  • Your connection will last 48 hours.


  • UBC IT provides visitor wireless internet access "as-is", "where is", and "as available".
  • No support is provided for this service.
  • Service outages and maintenance will be posted on the UBC IT Status Page site.