Parking pay station in downtown Vancouver

2017 Parking Rate Changes and Meter Replacements

The City of Vancouver is launching several new parking initiatives in downtown and Uptown Village starting this year.

These changes are being made in order to help pay for new electronic pay stations that will begin to be installed this spring, decrease operational costs, improve the customer experience, encourage private investment in the development of additional downtown parking structures and make the parking program self-sufficient. This is the first parking rate increase since 2009.

On-street parking will continue to be free after 6 p.m. on weekdays, on weekends, and on all city-recognized holidays.

  • Starting Jan. 1, the cost of monthly parking permits for lots, garages and on-street parking spaces will increase by $20 per month. Discounted senior rates will still be available. More information.
  • This spring, the City will begin replacing its older coin-only parking meters in downtown with new pay stations that accept coins and credit/debit cards. The transition will be completed in two phases in 2017 and 2018. The parking rate at the new pay stations will be $1.25/hour.
    View a map of the new meter and paystation locations.
  • Starting March 1, the hourly parking rate at existing pay stations in downtown will increase from $.50/hour to $1.25/hour.
  • Starting March 1, the hourly rate in the Vancouvercenter Park 'n Go garage will increase from $.75/hour to $1.25/hour. The weekday daytime parking rate from 6 am - 6 pm will increase from $6 to $9 and 6 am - closing will increase from $8.50 to $12.50, and the maximum weekday evening, 6 pm to close, and weekend parking rate will increase from $2.50 to $3.50.
  • The City will begin installing coin-only parking meters in certain congested areas of Uptown Village, including Main Street, in direct coordination with the Uptown Village Association. The hourly parking rate at these meters will be $.50/hour. The City also will begin conducting active parking enforcement in this area at the same time.
  • Starting later this year, the City will begin exploring providing a mobile parking payment app options in more areas of downtown. The app would allow people to pay for parking and add money to their meter from any mobile device or computer using a credit or debit card.


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