Parking Services

Parking Services oversees the administration, maintenance and parking enforcement of all City parkades and City lots. Parking Services also manages parking related matters for On-Street pay parking, Commercial Loading Zones, and Residential Parking passes.


Starting April 2, 2024 the City of Nanaimo is bringing in 2-hour pay parking and introducing web-based mobile HotSpot Parking to the street parking areas around Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. More information can be found here.

Maintenance at the Bastion Street Parkade, 236 Bastion Street will continue until April 30, 2024 .  This will involve the CLOSURE of the Terminal Avenue Entrance and lower Levels 1 & 2 to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  There will also be partial space closures on Levels 3 to 7 but all other parking is available to users on those levels. 

Contact Us

Parking Services
411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, V9R 5J6
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:15 pm

Paid Parking

On-street parking and off-street paid parking is available a various locations throughout Nanaimo.

Commercial Vehicles & Decals

If you own a commercial vehicle and would like to have access to Commercial Vehicle Loading Zones, see Commercial Vehicle Permits or contact the Permit Center at 411 Dunsmuir Street (250-754-4251) for assistance.

Resident Parking Passes

If you are looking for more information regarding Resident Exempt parking passes please see the Resident parking information page.

Brechin Boat Ramp Annual Parking Passes 

Annual passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase.  Parking passes are digitally applied to vehicle license plates which are collected from the passholder at the time of purchase.  Purchase of a parking pass does not guarantee parking space availability in the parking lot.  All vehicles parked in the Brechin Boat Ramp lot must show visible means of launching a boat.

Current Rates:
$75 for a Boat Trailer Vehicle Pass (Towing Vehicle License Plates required).
$50 for a Car Top Vehicle Pass (Vehicle License Plates required).

Purchase of single day-use parking is available from the onsite Ticket Dispenser. Fees for single day parking are $6 per day.  Multi-day parking is available at the Ticket Dispenser.

For more information please contact Parking Services 250-755-4468.

Last updated: March 27, 2024

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