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Parking & cycling at VCH sites

Parking passes

For students

Green parking passes can be obtained through your school coordinators or instructors. Students on practicum placements are eligible to pay the reduced staff rate when they can display a green temporary parking pass. 

For instructors or coordinators

If you want to obtain green parking passes for students, you must email Parking Administration two weeks prior to the practicum start date:  Passes can be mailed or picked up by instructor.

Please provide the following information in your email:

  • Number of students
  • Practicum start date
  • Practicum end date
  • Site
  • Mailing address

Bicycling to VCH sites

Cycling is often the fastest way of getting around for trips of under 5km - especially in more urban areas of Greater Vancouver. It is also a fun and enjoyable way to travel. 

VCH sites

Most VCH sites have secure cycling facilities and you can find more information through our intranet at: Access is gained using your hospital ID as swipe card access. Access is granted through an online application process.

If you don’t yet have intranet access, you can email our Healthy Transportation Lead at with any specific questions you might have.

VGH Cycling Centre

VGH is pleased to house an award-winning indoor Cycling Centre for bike commuters for VCH staff and students. The Centre has showers, towels and lockers with access 24 hours a day. You can find more information, and the membership application at VGH Cycling Centre.

Bike training for commuters

'On-Road' bike training for nervous riders is available through the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC). This is a one day course and is free.  Call (604) 734-1385 for more details. 

Bikes on transit

You can take your bike on SkyTrain, except in the peak direction during weekday rush hours, 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. 

Cost: There is no additional charge to take your bike on SkyTrain, SeaBus or the bus. The West Coast Express has an additional charge of $1/day or $15/month.

Capacity for bikes varies across modes and is on a first-come, first-served basis.Cyclists can load and unload at all regular stops across the system. Transit Attendants and Security staff may restrict the passage of bicycles at any time when loading conditions make it unsafe.

Lock and Ride

Bike lockers are a great option for regular commuters.  The lockers are available to rent for $30 for a three-month period, plus a refundable key deposit.

For rental information please call C-Media at (604) 924-1076 or visit the C-Media website.

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