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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 especially in more urban areas of Greater Vancouver. It is also a healthful and enjoyable way to travel. TransLink is committed to making cycling a realistic travel option by providing bike access on transit and bike storage at various sites. 


VGH and UBCH both have secure bike cages. These cages are free, but you will need an access card.  Contact the Transportation Facilitator at (604) 875-4111, extension 54118. The cages at VGH are located directly underneath the entrance to the Pattison Pavilion, and on the first level of the 12th avenue parkade. At UBC, the cage is located across from urgent care. Please note that the bike cages have limited space and may be full at times.  If your site does not have secure bike cages, contact us for advice on how to put together a proposal for one.

VGH Cycling Centre

VGH is pleased to house an award-winning indoor Cycling Centre for bike commuters for VCH staff and students. The Centre is membership-based, and is open 24/7, all year round. Learn more about the VGH Cycling Centre, including how to apply.

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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