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We know what you’re thinking. Free parking in Vancouver? Is this a joke? Well, it’s not. Parking in this city isn’t cheap so we’ve put together a list of areas with free parking to help you save a few extra dollars.
7. Howe and Seymour
Snag a spot under the Granville Bridge and then hop on board a water taxi to Granville Island, where there’s also free parking in certain areas.
6. East 2nd off Main St.
Shout-out to our friends who work in the area and let us in on their little secret.
5. West End Community Centre
Although parking in this area is limited to residents with permits and metered parking, apparently if you present your ID at the Parking Permit Desk (open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm) as proof that you’re visiting, they will issue you a guest temporary parking pass. From there, you can stroll Denman Street and hit up English Bay and Stanley Park!
4. West 4th and Quebec
Park and stroll with ease and explore Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant!
3. Granville Island
Most people, locals included, aren’t aware that there’s free parking throughout Granville Island. Check out the spots close to Bridges Restaurant.
2. 453 West 10th Avenue
This parkade on West 10th offers free parking Mon-Fri between 6:00am and 6:00pm! Also available is overnight parking (6:00pm to 6:00am) for only $ 9.
1. West End
Find free parking all along Thurlow and Beach Avenue and Bidwell and Cardero on Beach Avenue. In addition, there is 2-hour parking available on Davie St between Jervis and Cardero, and nearby the Sylvia Hotel on Morton Ave.
Tip: Check out the Park ‘in’ Spot and Parkopedia for a full list!