Parking

Our goal is to create an efficient and positive parking experience for all residents, businesses, visitors and shoppers.

Parking Services Review: 
Tell Us How to Improve Parking Downtown

The City of Victoria recently conducted a review of its parking services to identify ways to make it easier to park downtown and improve customer service. Learn more about the recommended parking changes and the Downtown Parkade Zone Map.

SURVEY - The public can provide feedback on these recommendations and share their thoughts and experiences of parking downtown by completing an online survey by May 2. 

OPEN HOUSE - The community is invited to drop by an open house on Friday, April 25 from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the City Hall Antechamber to view displays and meet with staff to discuss the proposed changes to parking.

All input will be compiled and summarized in a report to City Council in May.

Did You Know?

Interactive Parking Map (VicMap)

Did you know you can view and learn more about parking in Victoria using the City's new VicMap? This interactive mapping system enables you view maps that illustrate the location of metered and non-metered parking spaces, pay stations, the City's five parkades and four surface parking lots, neighbourhood parking, as well as electric vehicle charging stations and bike parking. You can also create your own maps.

View the Interactive Parking Map. Once you have the map open, to make it interactive, click on the red icon "I want to" at the top left corner of the screen. Select from the pull-down menu "Turn map data on/off",then click on "Show Legend" at the bottom left corner of the screen.

To learn more about VicMap, click here. For assistance with VicMap, please email vicmap@victoria.ca

First Hour Free Coupons for City Parkades

First Hour Free coupons are accepted at the City's five parkades Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. After hours, the coupon offers $1 off the $2 flat rate.

First Hour Free coupons are available at the Public Service Centre counter at Victoria City Hall on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and from participating downtown merchants.

Pay Parking Reinstated at 900 Block Pandora Avenue

On July 2, 2013, the City of Victoria reinstated on-street pay parking at the 900 Block of Pandora Avenue between Quadra and Vancouver Streets to provide neighbouring businesses with increased parking turn-over and an extended period of time to park. Learn more about this pilot project.

Parking in Victoria

The City of Victoria Parking Services Division is responsible for on-street parking downtown and parking at the City's five parkades. It also operates four surface parking lots downtown. Free bicycle parking downtown is also available.

Pay a Parking Ticket Online

Did you know you can pay your parking ticket online? There's no need to make a trip to City Hall.

Review a Parking Ticket Online

You can have a City of Victoria parking ticket reviewed online using a fillable and savable form, and attaching any supporting documentation in an email to reviewoffice@victoria.ca  There's no need to make a trip to City Hall or mail it in. Learn more.

Experiencing a Problem?

We appreciate the public's assistance in reporting an issue with a stand-alone meter or computerized parking machine. To report a problem, please contact Parking Services at parkingservices@victoria.ca or at 250.361.0260.

Free Parking Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Parking is free at downtown street meters and at City parkades on Sundays and Statutory Holidays. Note:  Pay parking at the City's surface parking lots is in effect 24/7.