Point Grey (Squamish: Elḵsn) is a headland marking the southern entrance to English Bay and Burrard Inlet. The headland is the site of Wreck Beach, Tower Beach, Point Grey Beach and most notably on its top is the University of British Columbia campus since 1925. Tower Beach is the site of former submarine watchtowers and gun emplacements, while the UBC campus was, before it became the location of the university, CFB Point Grey during World War II.
The name Point Grey is often used as a short form for the Vancouver neighbourhood of West Point Grey. The name Point Grey is taken from the City of Point Grey that was merged into the city of Vancouver. It was known for initiating the first zoning bylaws in Canada which mandated city owned lawns between all roadways and the sidewalks on all its blocks to encouraged its garden like feel and very strong zoning. These strong zoning laws have long since been corrupted by the city of Vancouver.