Press release

Vancouver Coastal Health suspends pay parking

Vancouver, BC – Health-care workers, staff, and visitors will no longer have to pay for parking at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) owned and operated sites.

Pay parking changes

Starting March 4, 2022, pay parking is being reinstated at all B.C. health authority sites, including at VCH facilities, to ensure that parking spots are available for patients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

The news article below is a past article, dated March 30, 2020.

Please note: The ability for VCH to have municipal parking tickets waived was a temporary service that ended August 31, 2020.

Vancouver, BC – Health-care workers, staff, and visitors will no longer have to pay for parking at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) owned and operated sites.

Pay parking will be suspended until further notice, effective April 1, 2020.

In this difficult and unsettling time, health-care workers will have free parking:

  • At all VCH owned and operated lots;

  • at designated Impark lots near VCH health-care facilities.

This change makes it easier for individuals to avoid touching screens and buttons at payment kiosks that may have been touched by someone previously and also supports physical distancing measures that have been mandated by our Provincial Health Officer.

In addition, VCH has worked with our civic partners in Vancouver, Richmond and the City of North Vancouver to provide unrestricted street parking in neighbourhoods near VCH hospitals.

Parking tickets will be waived if staff or physicians get ticketed during a work shift while parking close to Vancouver General Hospital, Richmond Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital. Staff will be provided with instructions on how to get the tickets waived. 

This change is in coordination with the Ministry of Health's direction to temporarily suspend parking fees for health-care workers.

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