Parking Areas

In effect the entire calendar year:  on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, parking permits for any lot will be valid in any other parking lots except lots M and R.  


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 dispenser (lots G, H, M and W all day) (lots B, J after 12 pm) and (lots E, 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 $1.25 per hour up to a maximum of 2 hours. 

Dispensers are available in lots G, H, M and W all day.  Dispensers are available in lots B, J after 12 pm and in lots E, F after 1pm.  Rates are $4-6 for 3 hours and $6-8 for one day.  Dispensers accept coins, Visa and MasterCard.

Guests visiting students living in residence may purchase a parking permit from the R lot dispenser located on Discovery Avenue.  These permits can be purchased for 3hrs, 24hrs or 48hrs and are valid both in R lot dispenser parking on Discovery Ave or in the R parking lot.  Rates are $5 for 3 hours and $7 for 24hrs.

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Special Parking Spaces

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

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.

Accessibility 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 3
Nicola Residence 1
G Lot 3
Similkameen Residence 1
University Way (F Lot) 4
Valhalla Residence 3
METERED: No. of Parking Spaces
Discovery Ave (G Lot) 1
E Lot 1
F Lot 2
M Lot 2

Accessibility Parking Permits

Students/Staff/Faculty or any individual affiliated with UBC that requires an accessibility parking permit must contact the Disability Resources Centre to obtain a confirmation letter prior to purchasing an accessibility pass. For more information on the process for obtaining an accessibility parking permit see Parking Permits and Fees.

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


The lots specific to motorcycles are E & G, with permits available for purchase at a monthly rate of $39.00. An additional motorcycle parking area is available in H lot for H lot permit holders adjacent to the carpool parking.



(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 shim3/28/2017 10:53:31 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.