Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours in which pay parking is in effect in New Westminster?

Pay parking is in effect seven days per week including Statutory Holidays:

Monday through to Saturday (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) and Sundays & Holidays (12:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

What forms of payment are accepted at the pay stations?

Payment can be made by cash (coins only), Visa, Master Card, or American Express.

Note: the machines do not issue change.


Who do I contact if I have a problem with the pay station?

Parking Services at 604-519-2010, during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.  If calling after 4:30 pm, please call back during the next business day.


What if the machine does not work?

Try again.   If it still does not work, proceed to the next pay station on the same street.


What are the rates?

The hourly parking rate ranges from $1.25 - $1.75 with a minimum charge of $1.00, or a minimum cash payment of $0.25.  The exact rate depends on which area of the City you are parked in.


What is the charge for Handicapped Parking?

Same rates as above.


Can I re-meter in the same block?

No, after exceeding the 2 hour parking time limit, you must move your vehicle.


How long can I park?

The parking limit is up to 2 hours in most areas with the exception of one area in Sapperton. Please pay careful attention to the signage in the area.  A prepay option is available of up to 2 hours prior to the start of pay parking.  For more info, see below.


If I park at 11:00 am on Sunday and put money in the meter when does it start?

Pay parking is in effect at 12:00 pm on Sundays.  If you added money at 11:00 am, the first hour (11:00 am to 12:00 noon) would be at no charge. If paying for two hours at 11:00 am, the 2 hour limit would start at 12:00 noon and expire at 2:00 pm.



  • Parking Services Office
    M-F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    T 604-519-2010