Loading and passenger zones

Stopping in loading and passenger zones for anything other than loading or unloading passengers and materials is illegal under Street and Traffic By-law 2849.

Loading zone and passenger zone signs without times or days are in effect 24 hours a day, including holidays. 

We install loading and passenger zones to provide space for motorists to safely load and unload goods, materials, and people.

General public parking and loading regulations: Review our parking reference guide (328 KB)

Ride-hailing and other app-based drivers

Review our parking reference guide for ride-hailing and other app-based drivers  (318 KB).

This applies to Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, DoorDash, Fantuan, and others.

SPARC permit exemption

Motorists displaying a valid permit for people with disabilities (a SPARC placard) can park in non-commercial loading zones and passenger zones for up to 30 minutes while loading and unloading passengers and materials.

Other parking regulations

Commercial loading zones and lanes

Know the regulations for commercial loading zones and lanes, including the rules both commercial and non-commercial vehicles must follow.

Accessible parking

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