Pay parking terminal on a street with a truck in the background

Time-limited and pay (meter) parking

Parking meter tips

  • Parking meters are in effect from 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week, including statutory 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.

Time-limited and pay parking is located throughout the city, typically in areas that have high parking demand.

Parking time limits, pay parking, and other regulations help to:

  • Make sure 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

Types of parking

How to pay for parking

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

Accessible parking

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

Motorcycles and scooters

Find motorcycle and scooter parking in Vancouver. Review the rules and learn how much it costs to park your motorcycle and scooter.

Veterans parking

Vehicles displaying veteran or Memorial Cross licence plates can park free year-round.

Parking tips, regulations, and by-laws

Avoid getting a ticket by knowing the top parking laws. Park smart by following this guide to parking bylaws in Vancouver.

Car-sharing, carpooling, and ride-sharing

Save the environment and make new friends. Find out how to join a carpool, car-share, or car co-op.