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Where to car2go

car2go home area vancouver

What's a Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can only pick up and drop off vehicles within this area and designated spots outside of it, but everything in between is up to you.

It's simple enough:

  • You can grab a car from anywhere in the Home Area
  • You can leave the Home Area during your trip and travel up to 300 km outside the Home Area
  • When you're done with your car2go, park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course)

The car2go app is the best way to see which cars are available and where they’re located in Vancouver.

Don't have the app yet? Check out a high-res version of the map here.

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.

Where to park: 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 for where you can and can't park.

    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 you can park:

      Unless further restrictions are present, you may park in*:


      Residential Zones - spaces with signs reading "No Parking Except with Permit" or "Resident Only Parking" within the Home Area


      Public street parking with no City signage/restrictions


      Public street parking with signs reading "2 HR Parking"

      Dedicated parking lots

      Only use the dedicated parking lots that appear on the app. The app will say the number of spaces a lot has dedicated for car2go

      In dedicated car2go lots park in any available space with car2go signs. Do not park in any space without car2go signs unless the app says that there is overflow (in the approved overflow area only)

      Only double park where directed by the signs (smart cars only). Some lots only allow for smart cars which will be shown on the app

      *Further restrictions include: No parking or stopping zones, on-street spaces where parking restrictions will apply in the future, etc. Since you never know when another car2go member will use the car next, a trip should never be ended in a further restricted parking space regardless of when the restriction begins or ends. See 'Where you can't park' below for more info.

      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.

      Where not to park:

      When parking, do not park:

      - Perpendicular to the curb

      - Reverse angled (unless directed by parking signage)

      - Double parked (unless directed by parking signage, and if allowed, only the smart cars are small enough to be double parked. Two Mercedes-Benz vehicles or one smart and one Mercedes can’t be double-parked)

      - In the opposite direction of the flow of traffic

      • 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)
      • Spaces designated for specific vehicles: non car2go Car Share Spaces, Taxis, Delivery vehicles, Law Enforcement Vehicles, Motorcycles, etc.

      Any questions?

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions: