Bike Parking

Upcoming Special Event Hours at the Bike Valet

The bike valet will be open until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. 

Bike racks to lock your bike are available throughout Victoria. Improved bike parking options include the free Downtown Bike Valet, participating Borrow a Bike Lock locations and all City parkades which offer free, covered bike parking.

Downtown Victoria Bike Valet

This coat-check style service provides a convenient and secure parking option for people riding and rolling and is located on Pandora Avenue between Government and Douglas Street at Centennial Square.

The free bike valet accommodates all active transportation devices including adaptive bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, jogging strollers and other personal mobility devices.

Hours of Operation*

Summer Hours (May 1 to September 30, 2024)

Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Please note that hours of operation may change for holidays or special events, and the service may temporarily close due to extreme weather conditions. 

Bikes cannot be left overnight. After operating hours, bikes are left at the owner’s risk and are subject to a $40 retrieval fee. To pick up a leftover bike, please email to schedule a pick-up time. Bikes left for over five business days will be impounded with the Victoria Police Department or donated to Re-Buy-Cycle Shop. 

Terms of Service

Borrow a Bike Lock

High-quality u-locks are available to borrow at nearly 25 locations across Victoria. Check in with staff to borrow a lock for free while you visit.

Remember: Cable locks don’t cut it. U-locks locked to the bottom of the rack are the safest way to secure your bike.

Map of participating locations

Join the Program

If you would like to have u-locks available for visitors to your business, apply to be a Borrow a Bike Lock partner. Participation in the program is free. U-locks and all materials are provided by the City. Program details and requirements will be confirmed with approved businesses.

Borrow a Bike Lock Application Form

Register Your Bike

Register your bike for free with 529 Garage, the registration system used by the Victoria Police Department, to help recover your bike in case it gets stolen.

If your bike is stolen, report it to VicPD to get a case number and alert the community through the 529 Garage app.

Register Your Bike 

Help deter bike theft by purchasing a 529 Garage shield. These are available at any local bike shop in the City of Victoria. You can also get one for free with easy registration at the Downtown Victoria Bike Valet.

Request a Bike Rack on Public Property

The City makes and installs simple, secure, inverted U-style bicycle racks on public property that can accommodate two bikes at a time. They can also be installed in series to create additional parking. The City does not sell bike racks to private property owners.

Request a Bike Rack on Public Property

The City also considers requests for public bicycle corrals or shelters in high-demand areas. Email with your ideas and let us know if have you spoken to your neighbours about their parking needs.

Yates Street Parkade

The Yates Street Parkade has been upgraded with the first floor repaved, improved accessible vehicle parking and increased and upgraded bike parking with better lighting- right by the main entrance.

Bike Parking at Schools

In partnership with School District 61, covered bike parking is available at schools in Victoria, including:

  • Sundance-Bank Elementary
  • Margaret Jenkins Elementary
  • Oaklands Elementary
  • Quadra Elementary
  • Sir James Douglas Elementary
  • James Bay Community School

High quality u-locks are also available at several schools in Victoria for students, parents and visitors to borrow when needed through our Borrow a Bike Lock Program. Ask office staff for details.