Metered parking

You can be fined under Parking Meter Bylaw 2952 for:

  • Not paying the meter or pay station
  • Parking for longer than the allotted time allowed at a meter or pay station
  • Parking at a broken meter

Parking meter rates

  • Vary throughout the city
  • Are set based on demand and may vary by time of day
  • Are adjusted annually based on parking data collected in the previous year

On-street parking pay stations

When parking near Rogers Arena or BC Place, there are on-street, solar-powered parking pay stations instead of meters. When parking in pay station areas:

  • Be aware that stopping restrictions are often in effect during events
  • Check signs for parking restrictions, to make sure parking is permitted in the spot you have parked in

Find parking

Time-limited and metered parking

On-street parking in Vancouver includes time-limited parking and metered parking.

Save money at the meter

Pay for parking

Pay to park at parking meters by phone, credit card, or coins. Sign up online or by phone.

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 

Read the Parking Meter Bylaw

Read the Bylaw