Parking options available for Canada Day celebrations

Summary

To help ease traffic flow and improve pedestrian safety during this year's Canada Day festivities, the parking lot in Maffeo Sutton Park will be closed to traffic. A limited number of spaces in the park will be available for persons with disabilities.

Plenty of free parking options within walking distance of Maffeo Sutton Park will be available. The Bastion Street parkade, Harbour Front parkade, Port of Nanaimo Centre parkade and the Wallace and Wentworth parking lot will provide free parking on Canada Day. Parking at City of Nanaimo on-street meters will also be free but with a two hour time limit per metered parking space.

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Key Points

  • To ensure smooth traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety, the parking lot in Maffeo Sutton Park will be closed to traffic on Canada Day (July 1).
  • A limited number of parking spaces in Maffeo Sutton Park will be available for persons with disabilities however, event organizers expect these to fill quickly. Drop offs will be permitted but drivers should expect delays.
  • Free parking options include: Bastion St parkade (entrances: 200 block of Terminal Ave & 236 Skinner St), Harbour Front parkade (entrances: 125 Front St & 51 Gordon St), Port of Nanaimo Centre parkade (entrance: 101 Gordon St) and Wallace & Wentworth parking lot (corner of Wallace & Wentworth St)
  • Parking at City of Nanaimo on-street meters will be free but with a two hour time limit per metered parking space.

Quotes

"To ensure the safety of pedestrians and the public coming out to celebrate Canada's birthday, we will have plenty of free parking available in downtown City-owned lots, parkades and on-street metres - all within walking distance of the festivities!"

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Tracy Stuart
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
250-756-5217

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