On-Street Parking

The City of Victoria has nearly 2,000 on-street parking spaces downtown. Historically, much of the on-street parking has provided 90 minute time limits.

To provide customers with flexibility and choice, there are five parking zones downtown, ranging from $1.50 to $3 per hour with 90 minute to 24 hour time limits in effect Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pay stations and parking space posts are labelled to identify the parking zones.

View the On-Street Parking Map to see the five parking zones [PDF - 342 KB].

On-street parking is:

  • Free in the evenings Monday to Saturday from 6 p.m. - 9 a.m. 
  • Free all day Sundays and holidays.
  • Paid by by coin, credit card or the City Parking Card at an on-street pay station within your zone.
  • Easy when you use the free ParkVictoria app.There's no need to visit a pay station or parking meter, and you receive alerts when your parking time is running out.

Online Services

Save yourself a trip to City Hall and pay a parking ticket online.

If you feel you received a parking ticket in error, you can complete a Parking Review Form online.

ParkVictoria App

Paying for on-street parking just got easier. You can now pay for on-street parking using your iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone or tablet by downloading the free ParkVictoria app from the App Store or Google Play.

You can also use any data-enabled mobile device to access the ParkVictoria mobile web application at www.parkvictoria.caLearn more!

How to Use a Pay Station

Using a pay station is easy.

  1. Park and note your space number.
  2. At a pay station in your parking zone, enter your space number.
  3. Choose your method of payment (coin, credit card or the City's Parking Card).
  4. Purchase the parking time you require.
  5. Print and collect your receipt - there's no need to return to your vehicle.

A pay station's main screen provides prompts throughout the transaction. Your receipt includes your parking space number and the date and time of expiry.

On-Street Parking is Free on Sundays and Holidays

On-street parking downtown and at City parkades is free all day Sundays and holidays. On-street pay stations do not accept payment, nor do they allow you to reload a parking card on a Sunday or holiday.

Note: Pay parking is in effect 24/7 at the City's surface parking lots.

Designated On-street Parking Spaces for
People With Disabilities

The City has designated 28 metered on-street parking spaces downtown for use by people with a valid BC Disability Parking Permit on their vehicle. Learn more.

Motorcycle Parking

Find out more about on-street parking options for motorcycles.

How to Pay a Parking Ticket

Online - You can pay a parking ticket online by credit card.

By Mail - You can pay by cheque and money order only (no cash), payable to: City of Victoria, and mail it to: City of Victoria, #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6.

In Person - At the Public Service Centre at Victoria City Hall, located on the corner of Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue, weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cash, cheque, debit, credit card are accepted.

After-hours Deposit Box - You can also pay by cheque or money order at the drop box located at the Pandora Avenue entrance to City Hall.

City Parking Card

The City's Parking Card is available for use at all on-street pay stations. A Parking Card can be purchased and reloaded at the Customer Service Centre at City Hall for a one-time administration fee of $5, and parking time is available in $25 increments. The hours of operation for the Customer Service Centre at City Hall are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note: City parkades and surface parking lots do not accept Parking Cards. The single parking meter heads accept coins only. Learn more.

Remaining Single Head Meters

253 single head meters remain downtown to serve people with disabilities, small vehicles, and for 20-minute zone on-street parking spaces (25 cents for 10 minutes), as well as in areas where there are too few spaces to warrant a pay station.

The meter posts at these parking spaces are also numbered to offer you the option of using the pay stations, however, the zone rate will apply.

The remaining single head meters accept coins only. They do not accept the City Parking Card.