COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
April 30, 2020: Parking enforcement will resume across the city. Parking-enforcement efforts will focus on priority and problem areas such as:
- Metered-parking areas
- Time-limited areas
- Residential-permit parking zones with little to no availability
Restarting parking enforcement will allow healthcare and homecare workers to find parking spots more easily as they work to keep their communities safe.
Parking meter tips
- Parking meters are in effect from 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week, including holidays.
- Report a broken meter. Do not park at it. You will get a ticket.
- Daytime rates (9am to 6pm) may be different from evening rates (6pm to 10pm).
- Before paying, check if there are parking restrictions in effect, such as rush hour, special events, or construction.
- Pay with the PayByPhone app and get text alerts when your session expires and extend it.
Parking time limits, metered parking, and other regulations help to:
- Ensure you can find on-street parking near destinations such as shops, services, and amenities
- Manage streets in industrial areas
- Serve residential visitors and service providers in denser neighbourhoods
- Minimize unnecessary searching for parking, congestion, traffic safety risks, GHG production, and air pollution
Our goal is to provide up to two available parking spaces per block in peak periods.
- Is typically 1 hour or 2 hours
- Gets shorter as demand for parking increases
- Is replaced with parking meters if time limits alone are not effective at managing parking
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
- 5% tax is included in parking meter rates
Other street parking regulations
Find out about the rules on using a loading zone or passenger zone in Vancouver.
Find accessible parking in Vancouver. Learn about parking exemptions for people with disabilities, and how to get a SPARC parking permit.
Save the environment and make new friends. Find out how to join a carpool, car-share, or car co-op.
Find motorcycle and scooter parking in Vancouver. Learn how much it costs to park your motorcycle and scooter.
Public parking lots
EasyPark is a City-owned, non-profit company that manages parking lots that are owned and leased by the City of Vancouver.
Find parking lots around Vancouver and in City parks on the EasyPark website .