Planning on driving downtown? Here are 5 resources locals love to help them find that perfect parking spot.

There’s actually plenty of parking downtown. And here’s the inside scoop on how to find it.  Below are a list of our fav’ resources to help you find free and paid parking spots,  either close to your destination with a built-in walk to spread your legs and enjoy Victoria’s beautiful sights, too!

#1 Resource: City's Parking Map

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Resource #1: City of Victoria Map Shows Parking Zones + Parking Fact Sheet

Why we ❤ it:  Essentially, this  map lets you choose a spot based on budget and time you need. As an added bonus, you can clearly see where paid parking ends, and where on-street parking starts. There are many 2-hour free on-street parking spots just outside the paid zone. Save this image to your mobile so it’s easy to find!

Source: This map is on the City of Victoria’s parking fact sheet. Access the latest version PDF on this page for more parking facts, like where you can always get a free hour of parking daily, parkade rates and hours & how to download the Park Victoria app so you can easily pay for parking on your mobile device.

#2 Honk Mobile & Robbins Parking

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Robbins Parking operates many lots downtown. You can now download the Honk Mobile app to find what lots have spots and how much you can expect to pay. Oh, and the best part, you can pay using the app, too.

Click here to search for a spot.

Download the app now.

#3 Resource: Interactive Downtown Parking Map

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Resource #3: Downtown Victoria Interactive Map

Use the map below to explore the parking options in Downtown Victoria with locations, rates, amenities plus the number of parking stalls in that location.

#4 Resource : Park-o-Pedia App

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Resource # 3: Park-o-Pedia.

Park-O-Pedia is a third-party application that’s awesome to help you find parking in most major urban centers. Good news, we have it in Victoria, too!

You can access the web version here, or download the app for quick mobile access at the bottom of this page. .

Resource # 5: Park, Ride & Save – Perfect for Office Workers

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Victoria’s first Park & Ride program launched in April 2017, and introduced a new convenient way for downtown office workers to get to their workplaces quickly, while leveraging Victoria’s awesome transit services.

For just $100, you can purchase a Park & Ride monthly spot AND a monthly bus-pass, which is typically $85/month. Essential, your monthly parking is only $15 per month. To register for any available spot or to get on the park and ride wait list, call Robbins Parking at 250-382-4411 or email monthly@robbinsparking.com.

The current lot is on corners of Douglas Street and Frances Avenue, just a block from Finlayson/Douglas intersection, where it’s easy to hop on multiple bus routes to and from downtown.

This program was born from an innnovative partnership between the DVBA, Robbins Parking, Pattison Group, B.C. Transit and the City of Victoria.

A second park and ride is expected to become available in spring or summer 2018.

About the our Meter Fairies

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Four days a week, our Meter Fairies roam downtown topping up expired meters with an extra 10 minutes.

This program is offered in partnership with the City of Victoria. If you have been saved by a fairy, share it on social media and use the hashtag #savedbythefairy.