Parkades

The City of Victoria operates five parkades downtown which are open 24/7 and offer more than 1,800 parking spaces.

City Parkades

The City's five parkades were built to provide parking for shoppers and visitors. While some commuters can be accommodated, City parkades do not have the capacity to host all downtown commuters and are primarily for short-term use.

To free up space in City parkades for short-term parking during peak mid-day times, daily and monthly parking rates and the hourly rate at the four-hour point will increase starting May 1, 2017. The first hour will continue to be free, with free evening parking Monday - Saturday from 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and free parking all day on Sundays and holidays.

City Parkade Rates as of May 1, 2017:

Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., payable in 15-minute increments:

  • First Hour Free
  • Second and Third Hour is $2 per hour
  • Fourth Hour and up is $3 per hour
  • Vehicle Day Rate $14.50 (except at Bastion Square Parkade $16)
  • Motorcycle Day Rate $4 (Note: Motorcycle parking is available at all City parkades except Johnson Street Parkade.)
  • Lost ticket is charged the day rate

Free Evenings 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Free Sundays and Holidays

Payment can be made by cash or credit card. No debit.

Where are the City's five parkades?

  • Bastion Square Parkade - 575 Yates Street  (361 parking spaces)
  • Broughton Street Parkade - 745 Broughton Street (below the Central Library, 544 parking spaces)
  • Centennial Square Parkade - 645 Fisgard Street (188 parking spaces)
  • Johnson Street Parkade - 750 Johnson Street (232 parking spaces)
  • View Street Parkade - 743 View Street (531 parking spaces)

Did You Know?

  • Lower levels of City parkades are signed as short-term, three-hour maximum parking Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • There are a range of payment options.
  • You need your entry ticket to exit a parkade, even when parking is free.
  • The SafeWalk service provides you with the option of calling 250.686.3715 to arrange for a parkade security guard to meet and accompany you to your vehicle.
  • Parkades are open 24/7, provide on-site security and are conveniently located within two blocks of all downtown attractions.
  • There are 1 - 3 electric vehicle parking stations per parkade. Regular parkade rates apply.
  • Electric bike charging stations and free covered bicycle parking are available in City parkades.
  • LED parking space counters are installed outside of View Street and Bastion Square Parkades, with space counters planned for our other three parkades in 2017.

Scheduled Elevator Maintenance at City Parkades

Scheduled elevator maintenance takes place at City parkades the third week of each month. Below is the maintenance schedule for May 2017. Elevators will be temporarily out-of-service at:

  • Centennial Square Parkade – Monday, May 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Johnson Street Parkade – Wednesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bastion Square Parkade – Thursday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • View Street Parkade – Thursday, May 18 from noon – 4 p.m. (Note – One elevator will remain in service during maintenance.)

Signs will be posted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Find Parking Downtown with 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 to view maps that illustrate the location of City parkades and pay stations, metered and non-metered parking spaces, the City's 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.

How to Use - 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.
Learn more about VicMap. For assistance, please email vicmap@victoria.ca

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Did you know that eight electric vehicle charging stations are available at the following City parkades?

  • Bastion Square Parkade (one station)
  • Broughton Street Parkade (three stations)
  • Centennial Square Parkade (one station)
  • Johnson Street Parkade (one station)
  • View Street Parkade (two stations)

Regular parking fees apply. There is no additional fee to use the charging stations.

How to Use - To use an electric vehicle charging station, please request an activation card from the parkade attendant, drive your vehicle to the designated parking spot and plug in. The charging stations will be able to fully recharge an electric car battery within three to eight hours. Learn more. All City parkades also offer electric bike charging stations and free covered parking for bicycles

Monthly Parkade Rates

Starting May 1, 2017 monthly parkade rates for vehicles will be as follows. GST is applicable.

Centennial Square Parkade (645 Fisgard Street) Wait list - $150
Johnson Street Parkade (750 Johnson Street) Wait list - $170
Bastion Square Parkade (575 Yates Street) Wait list - $200
View Street Parkade (743 View Street) Wait list - $200
Broughton Street Parkade (745 Broughton) Wait list - $200

Click here for information about motorcycle parking rates.