If you enjoy visiting West Vancouver’s beautiful parks, be prepared, as your next visit will have some additional charges.
Starting February 12, 2024, pay parking is required for three of West Vancouver’s most popular parks: Lighthouse Park, Nelson Canyon Park, White Lake Trail, and Whytecliff Park.
Pay Parking West Vancouver
Pay parking is in effect year-round, 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week, and overnight parking is not permitted.
Rates are currently at $3.75 / hr + taxes and transaction fees.
District of West Vancouver residents can apply for a $20 annual pass. You can apply on Impark’s website, and it takes about 2 business days to process.
Be prepared for your next park visit! Pay parking is now in effect in Lighthouse Park, Whyte Lake/Nelson Canyon Park, and Whytecliff Park. Current #WestVan residents may apply for an annual parking pass at the cost of $20 per pass, per year.
— District of West Vancouver (@WestVanDistrict) February 12, 2024
The city council originally voted to implement pay parking in 2023, however it was delayed until this year. They state that the fees will cover the increasing cost of maintenance which have risen over the years due to the popularity of the parks.
It also noted that many municipalities in the region already charge for parking at their parks and that North Vancouver.
To combat people avoiding parking fees by parking in surrounding neighbourhood streets, there will be an increase of residential only permits for those living in the area.