Parking Areas


All vehicles parked on campus must display valid authorization.  Paid parking is in effect year round including weekends and holidays.  All parking lots are reserved for permit holders, day pass holders or those paying at a metered stall.  Faculty, Staff and Students may choose to purchase a day pass from a ticket dispensers (lots H, G and M all day) (lots B, J, E and F after 1pm) if they have not purchased a semester permit.   Please refer to the Campus Map for lot names and designations. Please refer to Permits and Fees for information on permit sales and rates.


Visitors to campus may park in either metered visitor stalls or day pass dispenser lots.

Metered stalls are located in lots E, F and G.  Meters accept coins only at a rate of $1 per hour up to a maximum of 2 hours. 

Dispensers are available in lots H, G, and M all day.  Dispensers are available in lots B, J, E and F after 1pm.  Rates are $3-5 for 3 hours and $5-7 for one day.  Dispensers accept coins, Visa and MasterCard.

*  E and F lot visitor parking is restricted to evenings and weekends.

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Special Parking Spaces

Reserved: Designated parking spaces assigned to individuals. Violators will automatically be towed from these areas.

Service Vehicle: Service vehicle permit required

Loading Zone: Parking permitted only for the purpose of loading or unloading a vehicle.  Maximum loading times indicated on signage must be observed.

Parking Provisions for Persons with Disabilities

UBC's Okanagan campus offers accessible parking for persons whose disability limits their mobility.

Disability Parking Locations

"D" PASS HOLDERS No. of Parking Spaces
Alumni Ave (E Lot) 1
Cassiar Residence 2
Daycare 1
Kalamalka Residence 2
Lower Residence Lane 2
Monashee Residence 2
Nicola Residence 1
S Lot 3
Similkameen Residence 1
University Way (F Lot) 4
Valhalla Residence 3
METERED: No. of Parking Spaces
Discovery Ave (S Lot) 1
E Lot 1
F Lot 2
M Lot 2

Disabled Parking Permits

Students/Staff/Faculty requiring a disability parking permit must contact the Disability Resources Centre to obtain a confirmation letter prior to purchasing a disability pass. For more information on the process for obtaining a disabled parking permit see Parking Permits and Fees.

Visitor parking on campus, who have a valid SPARC or Disabled Parking pass and do not have a UBC disability permit may park in the designated metered parking stalls by Lots E ,F, G, M and S. The meter must be compensated to show valid parking time or a violation ticket may be issued.


There is a lot specific for motorcycles in Lot E at a monthly rate.



(Free Parking) Bicycle racks are located outside most buildings (Note: bicycles secured in areas other than bicycle racks are subject to removal without warning at owner’s risk and expense.)

Last reviewed shim7/22/2014 10:05:49 AM

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Liability of UBC

As per section 17 of the UBC Traffic and Parking Rules approved by the Board of Governors on September 27, 2011;

Fees for Short Term Parking and Permits are charged for parking space only.  UBC does not take custody of Vehicles and assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, through fire, theft, collision or otherwise, a Vehicle or its contents.  UBC shall not be responsible for loss of, or damage to, a Vehicle or its contents resulting from the actions or omissions of a Compliance Officer acting pursuant to, and within the powers granted by, the Rules or from a Vehicle being opened, moved, towed, immobilized or stored pursuant to the Rules.