Starting Friday, January 1, new street parking regulations and rates will be in effect in Vancouver:
* Parking meter hours will be in effect from 9 am to 10 pm, seven days a week everywhere in the city.
* Pay-by-phone users may pay for up to four hours of evening parking (increased from the two-hour maximum limit) in advance, starting at
* You will no longer have to pay the 30-cent service charge if you pay for street parking by phone.
In April, parking meter rates will increase in busy downtown areas, including Yaletown, Gastown, the West End, Robson and the Central Business District.
The new rates and hours will help turn over parking in high-traffic neighbourhoods and encourage greener transportaion choices.
– Source: http://vancouver.ca/