Parking Downtown

The District of Squamish Parking Strategy aims to maintain reasonable parking systems and infrastructure in order to support citizens and economic development initiatives while encouraging a transition from private vehicle use to alternate modes of transportation throughout Squamish.

View the strategy here.

Wondering where to park downtown?

New parking signs have been installed in Downtown Squamish to clearly mark approximately 250 x two-hour parking spots, located in the heart of the business and shopping district along Cleveland and Second Avenues, and the cross streets between Pemberton Avenue and Victoria Street. Check out the map below to view the RED areas where parking within those zones is limited to a two-hour maximum. This will allow for maximum turn-over of spots to accommodate visitors, customers and clients of downtown businesses.

Longer-term parking with no daily limit stipulated is available on various side streets, as well as three gravel parking lots. These lots include two new lots at the ends of Victoria and Main Streets, and the gravel area near the BC Hydro site at the north end of Downtown. This is ideal parking for employees of downtown businesses.

Check out the map to view the PURPLE and GREEN areas where parking is available all day. Please be aware that some of these lots do not allow overnight parking.

Please note that street parking is permitted throughout Squamish (unless otherwise posted), except in bike lanes and within five metres of a fire hydrant. 

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Parking violations

The above map is for general information purposes only. Please check the area for signs and markings before parking your vehicle. Drivers are expected to know and follow both provincial and municipal traffic regulations. (View the Municipal Traffic Regulation Bylaw).

Traffic violations tickets may be issued without a previous warning. The District may also have vehicles towed when necessary without notice.

Please do not park:

  • Within five metres of a fire hydrant;
  • In a marked Fire Lane;
  • Within a pedestrian crosswalk, intersection or round-about;
  • Blocking access to commercial or residential driveways;
  • In a position that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of traffic;
  • On a public street while uninsured.