Parking Information

Granville Island Public Market hours are 9 am - 6 pm daily and Net Loft retail shops 10am – 5 pm. Most other businesses on the Island are now open, however, hours may still vary. Please call ahead or check  

Pay Parking  

Effective May 1st, 2021, EasyPark will again enforce parking on Granville Island.   

Pay parking in effect 11 AM – 6 PM  

Free parking before 11 AM and after 6 PM   

Parking cost and how to pay  

Monday – Friday $1/hour  

Weekends and holidays $2/hour  

Day-pass weekday $7 (valid until 11 am the following day)  

Day-pass weekends/holidays $14 (valid until 11 am the following day) 

Drivers may purchase parking time for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or in 1-hour increments, or may purchase a day pass (overnight parking see below) by using any of the five smart phone apps listed below or PayByPhone (number listed on meters). Both parking apps and meters allow visitors to pay in advance for their parking when arriving before 11 am, and phone apps allow visitors to extend their parking without having to return to a meter.  

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Passport Parking   

If not using a phone app, Click here to see a map of Granville Island parking pay-station locations. All meters accept credit cards, and a limited number accept coins.  


Cycling is a great way to visit Granville Island, and to encourage this, Granville Island is again providing free, covered, secure bike valet service daily. From Victoria Day long weekend to Labour Day CMHC-Granville Island hosts our free Bike Valet to safely store your bike while you enjoy your Granville Island experience on foot. This year, Bike Valet is open Saturday May 22 to Monday September 6 in a NEW LOCATION. Look for us across from Railspur Alley in the Old Bridge Outdoor Parking Lot. Bike Valet is open 10:30am – 5:30pm 7 days/week.Please visit the Bike Valet page for more information. There is also a merchant sponsored bike-lock loaner program. Please see bike racks around the Island for information.  

Motorcycle and Scooter Parking

Parking in Granville Island’s designated motorcycle and scooter parking areas is free!! They are designated by a painted motorcycle symbol on the ground surface and can only be used by motorcycles or scooters. If a motorcycle or scooter is parked in a vehicle parking stall, the driver must pay regular parking fees.

Motorcycles and scooters not parked in the designated areas or parked in a vehicle parking stall and regular parking fees are not paid are subject to receiving a Notice of Violation.

Click here to see a map of motorcycle and scooter parking areas.

Accessible Parking

There are 28 accessible parking spots available across Granville Island. Drop-offs for people with disabilities is located on Johnston St at the corner of Johnston St and Anderson Streets, just east of the Public Market.  

Click here to see a map of accessible parking stalls

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight or extended parking except in designated areas (the Old Bridge St Indoor Lot (Multi-Level Parkade on Old Bridge St) - Directions: Drive on to the Island towards the Public Market. Entrance to the Old Bridge St Indoor Lot parkade is to the right, just past Railspur Alley on Old Bridge St (look for Ocean concrete ahead of you). Vehicle height restriction is 6’-6”.  

You must pay for your parking at a meter, and can not use the app for long term/multi day or overnight parking. 

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. Unregistered vehicles left overnight are subject to towing.   

Car Share Parking (EVO)

There are four EVO Car Share parking stalls reserved on Granville Island: two west of the Public Market and two on Johnston Street in front of the former Emily Carr North building. EVO vehicles are allowed to park anywhere on the Island.  

Tour Bus Parking  

Granville Island’s tour bus zone is located on the east end of the Island off Cartwright Street and will reopen when public health guidelines allow. 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 spaces provided in the Old Bridge St Outdoor Lot off Old Bridge Street, across from Railspur Alley. Please view our Tour Van Policy for more information.  

HandyDART pick-up and drop-off is located on Johnston St at the corner of Johnston St and Anderson Streets, just east of the Public Market.  No other pick-up and drop-off is permitted at this location without prior approval from CMHC. 

Ride Request Services (Taxi, UBER, Lyft) Passenger Zones  

Granville Island has four passenger zones for quick pick-ups and drop-offs. Vehicles are allowed to stop for a maximum of 3 minutes. 

Click here to see Granville Island’s passenger zone map. 

Monthly Parking

Monthly parking is restricted to Granville Island tenants, residents and employees. Please click here for more information.   

Parking Enforcement on Granville Island 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) accepts no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to vehicles or contents.    

Pay parking restrictions are strictly enforced 7 days a week and managed by EasyPark. CMHC-Granville Island rents space to EasyPark in order to access much needed revenue to manage the Island. We do not take custody of vehicles. Please contact EasyPark directly for enquires regarding tickets or towing.    

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

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

By Phone: EasyPark – 1-888-501-1343 and reference Lot Code 80 (Granville Island)  

Online: EasyPark  

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s and EasyPark’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.