Parking Information



Please note, day parking is temporarily free for visitors to support Granville island businesses.

Please, no walk-offs, no marina parking. Revenue loss from parking is intended to support those businesses, artists and makers working on Granville Island. 

With that, there is no overnight or extended parking except in designated area (Parkade on Old Bridge St – Directions; drive on to the Island towards the Public Market. Entrance to the Old Bridge parkade is to the right, just past Railspur Alley (look for Ocean concrete ahead of you); Vehicle height restriction is 6’-6”.

Overnight or extended parking is monitored and is currently allowed only in the Old Bridge St Indoor Parking Lot. To register your vehicle and licence plate for overnight parking please call (reception) 604-666-6655 Mon-Fri or on weekends (security) 604-315-3003.

The Public Market hours are 9 am - 6 pm daily, most other businesses on the Island now open.



Effective June 1st, 2019, the Granville Island parking system is:

  • Pay parking in effect 11 AM – 6 PM
  • Free parking 6 PM – 11 AM
  • Summer season (May 1 – September 30) price of $3/hour
  • Winter season (October 1 – April 30) price of $2/hour

Drivers may purchase parking time for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or in 1-hour increments. By using either the Honk, EasyPark or PayByPhone app, drivers may add time without having to return to their car.


Click here to see a map of Granville Island’s parking pay station locations.

Those wishing to spend a full day on the island may purchase a day pass for $21 (summer rate) or $14 (winter rate). If you purchase parking until 6 PM, it is valid until 11 AM the next day. Please note that overnight parking is only permitted in the multi-level parkade accessed off Old Bridge Street.

Also, for visitors who wish to ride their bikes to Granville Island, there is a free, secure bike valet service at Ocean Artworks on Johnston Street until Labour Day weekend. Please visit the Bike Valet page for more information.


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) accepts no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to vehicles or contents.  CMHC does not take custody of vehicles, but does rent space only.

Pay parking restrictions are strictly enforced 7 days a week.                 

Monthly Parking
Monthly parking is restricted to Granville Island employees, tenants and residents and available on a first-come, first-served basis starting on the twenty sixth (26th) of every month. Monthly parking passes are available at the Granville Island Administration Office from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Monthly parking passes may only be displayed within the month identified on the face of the pass. Any vehicle displaying a pass in a month other than that which is printed on the face of the pass may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

A monthly parking pass entitles a vehicle to be parked in a designated parking stall when it is clearly displayed. If the pass is not clearly displayed, it is VOID.  

Monthly pass holders must adhere to all Granville Island Parking Rules and Regulations. CMHC reserves the right to void any parking pass without notice if the vehicle is in breach of Granville Island Parking Rules and Regulations. 

Lost monthly passes cannot be replaced.

Note: Monthly pass holders MUST park in one of the following locations:

LOT 2  - Building #35 off Anderson St.
LOT 4  - Parkade (6 Levels) off Old Bridge St.
LOT 5 -  Open Lot on Cartwright St.

Pass holders outside of these lots may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

If you encounter a malfunctioning meter, please use the next closest meter; or ask a parking officer where to locate a functioning meter. 

Parking Violation Fees

$40 if paid before 7 days

$60 if paid after 7 days and before 21 days 

$80 if paid after 21 days


The process for payment is outlined on the back of the Notice of Violation.

Disputing a Notice of Violation

A customer who has received a Notice of Violation on their vehicle may submit a dispute if the violation was issued in error.

By Phone: EasyPark – 604 608 4042 and reference Lot Code 80 (Granville Island)

Online: EasyPark

Tour Bus Parking

Granville Island’s tour bus zone is located on the east end of the Island off Cartwright Street. For more information, including permit and parking regulations, please visit our Tour Bus page.

Tour Van Parking

Tour vans must park in the extra-long parking provided in the outdoor lot off Old Bridge Street. Please view our Tour Van Policy for more information.

Small bus pick-up and drop-off for people with disabilities is located at the corner of Johnston and Anderson Streets, next to the Public Market.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s legal authority to claim the amount listed on the Notice of Violation or to tow an improperly parked vehicle arises from the Law of Trespass, or in certain circumstances under the Law of Contract or the Government Property Traffic Act.  If the required payment is not made within the stated time limit, legal action may be taken to recover the amount owing, together with costs incurred.  Vehicles parked on Granville Island with outstanding fines owed to CMHC are in contravention of parking rules and regulations and may be towed and impounded.

Note: Once a parking Notice of Violation has been paid it can no longer be disputed.