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UBC & Kitsilano Bike Ride

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Year Round (Check attraction availability)

Easy to Moderate (E Bike Recommended)

Bike Lanes, Flat Paths, Uphill Portions

Duration & Distance

Half Day (31km), Self-Guided

Tour Rates

Free Map + Cost of Attractions (Listed at bottom of page)


Spend a few hours cycling along Vancouver’s scenic beaches with epic water, city, and mountain views. With this self-guided bike tour, visit the sprawling grounds of the UBC campus and check out the sights. Explore your choice of cultural attractions and gardens including the Museum of Anthropology, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Rose Garden, First Nations Longhouse, and the Nitobe Memorial Garden.  It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon getting to know Vancouver by bike.

Portions of this bike ride are uphill, so an e-bike is recommended.

Self-guided bike tour created by Rental Supervisor Alexander Wang.

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Beach Views

Ride along the waterfront & beaches on your way to UBC, catching amazing water, mountain, and city views.

Explore The Museums

Take your pick of some of the best museums in Vancouver to explore Indigenous culture, natural history, and more.

Visit the Gardens

Make a stop at the Nitobe Memorial Garden (Japanese Garden) or the UBC Rose Garden. Both are a feast for the senses!

Self-Guided Bike Tour Itinerary

This is a great ride for those wanting to explore more of Vancouver and visit some museums and gardens along the way! Start at the shop on Hornby, and pedal across the bike lane on Burrard Bridge and across False Creek. Stop at the Museum of Vancouver if you like, to experience their rotating exhibits as well as their ongoing Neon Vancouver and Indigenous exhibitions. From there, ride along the water through Kitsilano Beach on your way to Jericho Beach. Enjoy the amazing views as you pass Spanish Banks and up an uphill stretch. Here’s where the Electric Bike comes in handy!

Once you’re at the UBC Campus, head to the Museum of Anthropology to view their wide range of exhibits including Indigenous art. Take a stroll around the free Rose Garden, Martha Piper Plaza, Nitobe Memorial Garden, and check out the Ladner Clock Tower. You’ll want to check out the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, home of the famous (and huge) blue whale skeleton. If you’re feeling peckish, stop by the Student Nest hub or nearby restaurants for a snack.

You’ll head back to the shop via the Chancellor Blvd bike lane, and back towards the beaches and downtown.

Important Information:

Before you ride, make sure to check out attraction hours.
The ride starts from our shop and along the waterfront, then followed in a counter-clockwise direction.

Approximate Cost of Attractions and Bike Rentals:
(per person, check their websites for most up to date information)

Museum of Vancouver ~$10-15
Museum of Anthropology ~$10-15
Nitobe Memorial Garden ~$7
Beaty Biodiversity Museum ~$10-14
Bike Rental from $33

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We will be closed on Wednesday, Nov 30th for our annual store inventory.
In addition, we will be closed on Dec 24th-26th and Dec 31st – Jan 1st.
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