Free on-street parking downtown is available for up to three hours except in designated No Parking zones. On-street parking is also prohibited from 12:00am to 7:00am between October and April to assist with downtown area snow clearing operations.
The City operates five (5) parkades and seven (7) parking lots that have stalls rented out on a month-by-month basis. Current monthly rates depend on location and factors like whether lot is covered by a roof or has plug-in charging stations for electric vehicles.
There are six (6) locations that offer hourly ($1 per hour) or daily ($6 per day) parking on a pay-by-plate basis. Parking is free at these locations every day after 5:00pm and all day Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays.
Off-Street Parking Permit Registration
Register for downtown off-street parking permits through the City of Prince George's ePermits web app. Select from 10 locations, choose stalls, and pay for permits in one, easy-to-use system.
The City of Prince George uses LPR (License Plate Recognition) technology as a part of its parking enforcement services under section 26(c) of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions or complaints about the collection of information can be directed to:
Bylaw Services - City Hall
1100 Patricia Boulevard
Prince George, BC V2L 3V9
NOTE: The City does not accept anonymous complaints.
Click the above image to view a map of downtown off-street parking lots and parking garages or
download a PDF copy.
Free Off-Street Parking
Free off-street parking (marked red in the graphic above) is available on weekday evenings from 5:00pm onwards, all day Saturday and Sunday, and on statutory holidays at the following locations:
- City Hall
- Plaza Parkade (lower level)
- Days Inn lot
Parking at the Library, Civic Centre, and the Four Seasons Pool
The Bob Harkins branch of the Prince George Public Library, Civic Centre, and the Four Seasons Leisure Pool also has two free hours of parking for patrons with an option of extra time at a rate of $1 per hour or $6 per day. Parking at these locations while not using the facilities is a parking notice offence.
Vehicle license plates must be registered on all monthly rental stalls and at pay stations at locations offering hourly or daily parking. This includes the Bob Harkins Library, Civic Centre, and the Four Seasons Leisure Pool.
Questions and Answers
What happens if I park downtown in the morning for a few minutes and then again in the afternoon?
This initiative is aimed at reducing the number of chronic offenders in timed zones, not to punish casual visitors and shoppers downtown. Residents who believe they received a parking notice in error may dispute it by completing an Online Ticket Dispute Form or by calling 250-561-7623.
When did all of this come into effect?
The amended bylaws and license plate recognition system went live in November 2016.
When am I at risk of getting a notice?
The system is in effect Monday to Friday during regular business days from 7:00am to 5:00pm. There is no charge for off-street and on-street parking stalls during all other hours and days of the week.
I work downtown and need to park. Where should I park?
If you intend to park downtown for more than three hours during the day on a regular business day, please park in the off-street lots (refer to the map above). The charge for parking in these lots is $1 per hour or $6 per day. There are also privately-owned lots available for rent.
Which parts of the downtown area will these bylaws be active in?
The bylaws will only affect the downtown area from Scotia Street to Winnipeg Street, First Avenue to 12th Avenue, including Patricia Boulevard.
How much does it cost to park in an off-street lot?
It costs $1 per hour or $6 per day to park in an off-street lot. Monthly rates range from $55.00 to $140.00 plus taxes. Note that the parkade with the highest rate is fully occupied with a significant waiting list.
How much will bylaw violation fines cost?
Most fines will be $50 (an increase from the current $25 fine for a first infraction). The $50 fine is consistent with fines levied through the City's Off-Street Parking Bylaw. Fines for violating timed zones will increase for repeat offenders after two offences. Fines for more serious safety issues like obstructing fire hydrants or crosswalks will increase to $75. Fines for parking in disabled stalls will increase to $100.