UBC Hill 23k

There are plenty of ways to climb to the University of British Columbia, but there's only one UBC Hill.

The University of British Columbia sits high atop Point Grey, the westernmost part of Vancouver, so the only way to get there is up a hill. There are a few main ones to choose from — steep climbs on 4th, 8th, 10th and 16th Avenues, King Edward Boulevard, and the long steady climb on SW Marine Drive — but in our books, there is only one UBC Hill: the winding NW Marine Drive climb from Spanish Banks beach to Chancellor Boulevard.

The hill begins 150 metres past the Anchor, where the crushed gravel path meets NW Marine Drive, and climbs for about 1.9 kilometres to Chancellor Boulevard. Turn around and follow the same way back, or continue 400 metres to the right and follow Chancellor to the Museum of Anthropology and the real top of the hill, before heading back.

Click here for the route map on FriendFit

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