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Parking options include parking lots and street parking—with or without parking meters. The City also has accessible parking spots for people with physical disabilities, and parking for commercial buses.

Parking meters

The City of Vancouver uses parking meters to encourage more frequent turnover of parking spaces, so business patrons and visitors can find parking on busy streets.

Check, then pay the meter

Meters are in effect from 9:00am to 10:00pm daily, including holidays.

Depending on the meter location, parking rates are $1.00 to $6.00 per hour. Most meters have a two-hour time limit.

Before paying the meter, check the meter for any restrictions, such as rush hour, special events, or construction.

Other parking options

Public parking lots

Find public parking lots in Vancouver, at civic theatres, and at city parks and beaches, with links to maps and rates.

Accessible parking

Find accessible parking in Vancouver. Learn about parking exemptions for people with disabilities, and how to get a SPARC parking permit.

Find tour-bus parking

Get information on tour-bus parking zones and other options that are available to tour-bus drivers. Includes tips for tour-bus operators on parking legally.

Motorcycles and scooters

Find motorcycle and scooter parking in Vancouver. Learn how much it costs to park your motorcycle and scooter.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Don't park at a broken meter

Do not park at a broken parking meter to avoid a ticket.

To report a broken meter, phone 3-1-1 and:

  • Provide the six digit meter number located on the side of the meter 
  • Request a refund for any money you put into the broken meter 

Green parking

The City of Vancouver has solar-powered parking pay stations surrounding Rogers Arena and BC Place on Pacific and Expo boulevards.

Learn more about the City's environmental targets.

Download the free PayByPhone smartphone app

Visit the PayByPhone website

Pay only for the minutes you park. Get reminders and extend your time.

Download the iPhone app in the App Store

Download the Android app on Google Play

Get the BlackBerry app on BlackBerry App World

Last modified: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:41:05

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