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Park for free in Vancouver

car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental simply park your car2go on any approved public, on-street parking within the Vancouver Home Area. The best part? It costs you nothing.

Parking rules: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in any approved public, on-street parking space, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking rules below.

    VIP parking: certain parking spots in Vancouver are reserved just for car2go members. Look for blue Ps on the app- the number indicates available cars (lighter blue Ps means there are no available cars there).Tap the P to view the number of available parking spots.

      Where to park

      Residential Zones requiring a permit within the Home Area

      Public street parking with no City signage/restrictions

      Public street parking with signs reading "2 HR Parking"

      Where to make a stopover

      Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.

      • Outside the car2go Vancouver Home Area
      • Parking spaces that are owned by a private party; such as a school, business or residence
      • Parking garages, lots, or other facilities

      Tip: If during a stopover you park somewhere that requires payment, the cost is on you.

      Where to avoid

      Steer clear of illegal parking spots or you may be held responsible for a parking ticket, vehicle relocation or worse - the dreaded tow.

      Tip: When ending your car2go trip, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you would leave your personal car there.

      And remember– trips can only be ended/completed within the Home Area.

      We’re not above the law, be sure to take a look at your city’s parking rules here.

      Watch out for:

      When parking, do not park:

      - Perpendicular to the curb

      - Reverse angled (unless directed by parking signage)

      - Double parked (unless directed by parking signage)

      (Only the smart cars are small enough to be double parked when signage permits)

      - Parking meters- In front of fire hydrants
      - Spaces with “No Stopping” signs- On-street spaces with restrictions that will apply in the future
      - Time restricted zones that are 1 hour or less- Bus Stops
      - Disabled spaces (unless you’re in posession of a valid permit)- Commercial, Loading, Passenger and Construction Zones
      - Spaces designated for specific vehicles- Private parking lots/underground parkades
      - Privately owned parking lots/garages- Non-car2go designated parking lots (e.g. community centre parking lots, mall parking lots)

      How to park a car2go at the Vancouver airport

      Airport Access: car2go parking is available at Pacific Gateway Hotel, located on Sea Island by the Vancouver International Airport. Avoid costly cab fares or begging friends for rides. In addition to your trip cost, it’s just $7.50 (plus tax) to drop off from the Pacific Gateway Hotel. There is no additional fee to pick up a car2go from The Pacific Gateway Hotel.

      • Go to the Pacific Gateway Hotel

        Enter the lot at 3500 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 1C7. Turn to the right where you’ll find car2go designated parking stalls on the other side of the hedge.

      • Park in the car2go spots

        End your trip in one of the designated car2go stalls. Note that only one car per stall is permitted. If the spaces are full you may park in any unreserved/unrestricted parking space in the lot.

      • Take the airport shuttle

        Proceed to the Hotel’s front door of and wait for the 24/7 shuttle to the airport. It picks up from the Hotel every 20 minutes starting at the top of the hour. The ride can be 5-10 min depending on the number of passengers. The cost of the shuttle is included in your drop off fee.

      car2go parking at Vancouver airport

      How to pick up a car2go at the Vancouver airport

      Reserve your car

      Reserve a car2go after your plane lands via the car2go app. Please note you'll have 30 minutes to get to the vehicle.

      Board the shuttle

      Go to the courtesy shuttle pick-up & drop-off areas located at the green canopy outside of Arrivals Level 2 International Terminal Building and outside the Arrivals Level 1 Domestic Terminal Building. Wait for the Pacific Gateway Hotel 24/7 shuttle to pick you up. Shuttles depart YVR every 20 min starting at 10 minutes past the hour.

      Grab your car and go

      The shuttle will drop you off at the front door of the Hotel. Your car2go will be located to the right of the hotel (West side of the parking lot) behind the hedges. Welcome home!