Get U-Pass BC at the University of British Columbia (UBC) – How to Link your Compass Card with U-Pass BC?

What is U-Pass BC and why it is important for University of British Columbia (UBC) students to link with Compass Card?

U-Pass BC is a student transit program in partnership with the Alma Mater Society (AMS), Translink, the Province of British Columbia and UBC. Students who are eligible in U-Pass BC will get validity on 3 zones for all TransLink Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services throughout Metro Vancouver. There will be no additional fares to be paid including the YVR airport surcharge seven days per week for the entire month.

They will receive a discount on West Coast Express and the pass is also valid for use with HandyDART services

Note: U-Pass is a mandatory service whether you load or not, you will be charged

Eligibility to join U-Pass BC program in University of British Columbia (UBC)

  • Alma Mater Society (AMS) members
  • Who pays Student union fees
  • You are a full-time or part-time student at UBC and you are assessed AMS student fees and either
  • You are registered in a minimum of three credits per term, or
  • You pay at least $708.00 in tuition fees per term.

How to get your U-Pass BC at University of British Columbia (UBC)?

  • Visit the UBC campus office and get your student’s ID card
  • Before applying for U-Pass BC, you need to pay full term fees associated with the registration (check with college once)
  • You will be sent message by Translink by 9 PM.
  • Activate your pass next day
  • If you have compass card, visit and activate

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How to access your U-Pass BC?

  • If you do not have Compass card yet, you can buy compass card is the first step
  • Next step is to visit U-Pass BC Official site and link your Compass card
  • Select your college as University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Sign in to your U-Pass BC account
  • Link your Compass Card
  • Click to request your U-Pass BC
  • Do not forget to load every month of 16th and it takes 24 hours to reflect

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Cost of getting U-Pass BC at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada?

2023 to 2024

The U-Pass BC fee is $45.10 per month from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


The fee will increase to $46.00 per month from May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025

Will my U-Pass BC benefits be transferred to another card if I lost my compass card?

Yes, you can transfer to a new card if your compass card is lost / stolen.

When should you request to load your U-Pass BC on Compass Card?

Is it required to load your U-Pass BC every month?

  • Yes, you need to request before end of the every month

What is the processing time to load?

It will take 24 hours

Will U-Pass BC holders tap in / out at the HandyDart?

You do not require to tap in and out at HandyDart.

Do you require to carry UBC Student ID all the time when you travel with U-Pass BC?

Yes, you should always have your ID card while travelling

please contact the UBC’s Alma Mater Society (AMS) 

Address: AMS Offices,  3500 – 6133 University Blvd. UBC Campus, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1
Location: Third Floor

Hours: Mon – Fri (Sept – Apr): 9:00am – 4:30pm, Mon – Fri (May – Aug): 9:00am – 4:00pm


University of British Columbia (UBC) Address, Phone, Location Map

UBC Vancouver Campus

Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone: 604 822 2211


Map: View Google direction here.

UBC Okanagan Campus

Address:  3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7

Phone: 250 807 8000


Map: View Google direction here.

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