Parking at the University of Victoria

Daily Parking for Those Staying Off-Campus
Parking with a Handicap Parking Permit

During the conference, parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 1st to July 3rd. Pay parking is in effect Monday through Friday 24 hours a day. 

Conference registrants who are staying on campus must park in Parking Lot 5. We will have volunteers on hand at check-in Tuesday, June 27 and Friday, June 30th to help with your parking.

Hourly, daily and weekly permits are available from parking dispensers in Parking Lot 5. The dispensers accept Canadian quarters, $1 coins, $2 coins, Visa, and MasterCard, but they do not give change.

Residence Parking Information and Rates

  • $1.50 per hour or portion thereof.
  • $8.00 daily maximum until 11:59 pm.
  • $3.00 evening maximum from 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm.
  • $32.00 weekly permit valid 7 days from date and time of purchase.

Note: Please be advised that if you choose to buy daily passes, you will need to purchase a new daily pass each day before 8:00 am to avoid being ticketed by Campus Security.

Pre-conference workshop  attendees
Arrive Tuesday June 27th – depart
Saturday July 1st.
You will need to pay for parking from your arrival on Tuesday to Friday at midnight. Saturday parking is free. The easiest choice is a weekly pass.

Conference only attendees
Arrive Friday June 30th – depart Monday July 3rd.
Parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 1st to July 3rd. You will need to pay for your parking on Friday from your arrival to midnight. If you arrive before 3 pm, your cheapest and easiest choice is a daily parking pass. If you arrive after 3 pm, the easiest choice is still the daily pass.

Pre-conference workshop/Conference attendees
Arrive Tuesday June 27th – depart Monday July 3rd.
Parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 1st to July 3rd. You will  need to pay for parking from your arrival on Tuesday to Friday at midnight. The easiest choice is a weekly pass.


Daily Parking for Those Staying Off-campus

Please look at the campus map to locate parking close to your classes. We recommend that you park in a lot on the OUTSIDE of Ring Rd and buy a daily pass. Lots 1, 2 or 6  are most convenient for conference events.

  • If you are just attending the conference, you will need to pay for parking on Friday, June 30 only.
  • If you are taking a preconference workshop, you will need to pay for parking from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30.

Rates:

  • $1.50 per hour or portion thereof.
  • $8.00 daily maximum until 11:59 pm for lots OUTSIDE Ring Rd ( Lots 1, 2 and 6).
  • $15.00 daily maximum until 11:59 pm for lots INSIDE Ring Rd ( Lots B, C and E).
  • $3.00 evening maximum from 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm.
  • $32.00 weekly permit valid 7 days from date and time of purchase.

Hourly, daily and weekly permits are available from parking dispensers in lots on the OUTSIDE of Ring Rd. The dispensers accept Canadian quarters, $1 coins, $2 coins, Visa, and MasterCard, but they do not give change.

In lots on the INSIDE of Ring Rd, some parking meters are available to facilitate short term visitor parking. They accept Canadian quarters, and $1 coins and $2 coins. They vary in length from 1 hour to 2 hours. All other spaces in the inside lots are reserved on  weekdays.


Parking with a Handicap Parking Permit

During the conference, parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 1st to July 3rd. Pay parking is in effect Monday through Friday 24 hours a day.

Campus Security accepts any valid Handicap Parking Permit including those from out-of-province or out-of-country as long as it is displayed on the front dashboard or hanging from the car mirror.

You may park in any lot including the lots inside Ring Rd. and in any parking space including those marked Reserved. You DO NOT have to park in a handicap only spot. If you park in a spot with a parking meter, you DO NOT have to use the meter. Instead, buy your parking pass from the parking dispenser and display it on your dashboard along with your parking permit. A day pass in a parking lot INSIDE Ring Rd (Lots C, B, and E) costs $15 CAD a day Monday to Friday. Parking is free in all lots Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

If you are staying in residence and would like to drive to a parking lot INSIDE Ring Rd (Lots C, B, and E) which is closer to your class, unfortunately you will have to buy an additional day pass for $15 CAD for that lot Monday to Friday. All parking is free Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

You can pre-purchase a daily parking pass by logging onto the Campus Security web page and creating a guest account. This will save you having to walk over and back from the parking dispenser. Look for the blue button which reads Purchase Parking Permits on the right side of the web page. When you set up your guest account, the phone number information is marked as optional, but you must include it to open an account.