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Parking Lots, Parkades, and Rates


To make parking easier, the CIty of Victoria has implemented a range of improvements to shift motorists from higher-demand on-street parking spots to available spaces in the City's five parkades. City parkades have been painted and new way-finding signage was installed. Check out some of the parking improvements below that began Monday, September 15, 2014.

  • Automatic FIRST HOUR FREE in all five civic parkades (voucher no longer required)
  • FREE EVENINGS in civic parkades and on-street after 6pm (until 8am)
  • REDUCED RATE in civic parkades of $2/hour
  • Time now charged at 15 minute intervals in all five civic parkades
  • Safe Walk Service in all five civic parkades

For the more information on the changes to parking in Downtown Victoria, please visit

Did you know there are over 1,000 on-street parking spaces, 13 parkades, 23 outdoor lots, over 1,000 bike racks, and 8 electric vehicle charging stations spread throughout our downtown? Click on the icons in the map below to find hours, costs and other notes about Downtown Victoria's surface lots, commercial parkades and city parkades.

  • PINK indicates the five City of Victoria parkades (Your first hour is free at these parkades)
  • YELLOW indicates surface parking lots, both commercial and City of Victoria
  • GREEN indicates commercial parkades (First Hour Free does not apply at these parkades)
  • PURPLE indicates free lots for particular businesses only

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