• We've got you covered, literally!

    An Umbrella Sharing Service

    UmbraCity allows users to borrow and return umbrellas using fully automated kiosks

    Find Umbrellas How it works
Convenient

Convenient

Access an umbrella when needed, and get rid of it when you don't

FREE

FREE

There is absolutely no charge if you return the umbrella within 48 hours

Sustainable

Sustainable

Participate in activities to make amazing useful items such as grocery bags from broken umbrellas.

Sharing Culture

Sharing Culture

Be a part of the fast growing sharing economy culture

How it works

Using fully automated kiosks

1. Become a member

1. Become a member

Signup for an UmbraCity account online or at any of the kiosks

2. Find a kiosk

2. Find a kiosk

View our current kiosk locations. umbraCity will be increasing the number of kiosks in key locations for your convenience.

3. Borrow an umbrella

3. Borrow an umbrella

Simply, scan your card and grab an umbrella from any kiosk. It's 100% FREE if you return the umbrella within 48 hours.

4. Return the umbrella

4. Return the umbrella

Simply place the umbrella in any kiosk without the need to interact with the kiosk software.

Kiosk Location Map

The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

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NEST: 49.265984, -123.249714
Buchanan A: 49.268456, -123.254778
Fred Kaiser Building: 49.262217, -123.250080
Forestry: 49.260516, -123.248792

Our Partners

 

The University of British Columbia - AMS

from the blog

UmbraCity on the News

AOL

"Never get wet again with this umbrella sharing system"

The Atlantic

"Vancouver Wants to Share an Umbrella With You"

Business Insider

"Vancouver has solved the biggest problem with umbrellas"

CBC News

"Move over cars and bikes, umbrellas the latest addition to the sharing economy"

Contemporist

"A New Company Has Designed A Fully Automated Kiosk That Lets You Borrow An Umbrella For Free"

Gizmodo

"Every City Needs an Umbrella Sharing System"

The Georgia Straight

"Vancouver's first umbrella sharing program"

Metro

"Entrepreneur aims to brighten up Raincouver with shared umbrellas"

News1130

"Umbrella-share service hopes to expand around UBC, Vancouver"

PSFK

"Sharing Economy Welcomes New Player: Umbrellas"

The Province

"Yellow umbrellas blossom at UBC as brolly-sharing scheme goes live"

The Ubyssey

"Umbrella sharing program coming to UBC"

MingPao

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Stuff

"The UK desperately needs this Boris Bike-like umbrella sharing system"

NewsTalk

"If any country needs an umbrella sharing scheme, it's Ireland"

Technabob

"UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered"

Boing Boing

"Startup solves problem of unexpected rain with umbrella-sharing service"

Gizmag

"An idea for a rainy day: Automated kiosks loan out umbrellas free"