Parking, Car Pools & Transit

      • Accessible Parking for Persons with a Disability 

        Altered or Fraudulent Parking Receipts or Parking Permits

        Car Pool and Ride Share

        car2go Destination (external website)

        Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


        On-Campus Parking

        Off-Campus Parking

        Parking Services Office 

        Payment Options

        Parking Rates

        Towing of Vehicles 

        Transit Info 

        Violation Notices


        Parking On-Campus

        Capilano University's North Vancouver Campus is located in an urban area with limited parking. Demand for parking spaces will at times exceed the space available. Employees and students are encouraged to Car Pool, use transit, walk or cycle to the campus.

        The administation and operation of pay parking including permit sales, equipment, parking violation notices, courtesy notices, and towing is contracted to VINCI Park. The Campus parking rules and regulations are established by the University.

        Pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and statutory holidays.

        All vehicles on Campus must clearly display a valid parking permit (hang tag) or dispenser ticket and park only in the designated parking spaces conveniently located throughout the parking lots and Campus roadways. The Campus is divided into 3  payment zones; in addition to other designations for Short Term (15 minute increments), Disability, Reserved with Special Decal (Employees), Loading Zones, Security, Sales Representative, and Guests.

        Parking Off-Campus

        There is limited parking available in the neighbourhoods outside the Campus. Please read and comply with all signage especially near driveways and cross-streets.

        The following areas are not owned by the University and vehicles may be permitted to park for free in some areas (read all signage):

        - Lillooet Road
        - Purcell Way - reserved for the private homes in the area
        - Upper Monashee Drive (from Northwest Kennels driveway up to north end)

        Altered or Fraudulent Parking Receipts or Parking Permits

        Any vehicle found to be displaying an altered or fraudulent parking receipt or parking permit will be immediately subject to removal of the vehicle (towed) from the campus at the sole expense of the vehicle driver/owner and will be issued a violation notice and fine. The University will also not permit the future purchase of a monthly, term or annual parking permit for the vehicle or person deemed responsible for the fraudulent or altered parking receipt or parking permit.  All fines levied as a result of displaying a fraudulent or altered parking receipt or parking permit must be immediately paid otherwise the vehicle will be subject to immediate future removal from the campus at the sole expense of the vehicle driver/owner.


        Permit Prices   

        Monthly - $56

        Permits are valid from date of purchase to same date of following month
        $30 for COPE Union Members with valid CapCard 

        Term - $188

        Permits are valid from date of purchase to same date of the 4th month
        $100 for COPE Union Members with valid CapCard 

        Annual - $331

        Permits are valid from date of purchase to same date of the 12th month
        $180 for COPE Union Members with valid CapCard

        Parking permits are valid throughout the Campus except for Short Term Lots 7 & 10 and stalls reserved or posted with additional requirements. 


        Daily or Hourly Parking Rates 


        Zone Descriptions  

        Zone 1 - $6.00 per day

        extends from the Library building southwards
        includes Arbutus, Birch, Cedar and Library buildings
        does NOT include Short Term Lots #7 and #10

        Zone 2 - $4.75 per day

        extends from Parking Lot #2 to the north wall of Library building
        includes Bosa Centre, Dogwood, Fir, Maple, and Studio Art buildings
        Monashee Drive, Skeena Road, and Tantalus Road

        Zone 3 - $3.50 per day

        Parking Lot #4 

        Hourly Parking in Short Term Lots  - .75¢ per 15 minutes

        Lots #7 and #10 are for short term parking only
        use PaybyPhone or purchase ticket from specific lot's pay station
        permit hang tags are not valid (except for handicap spaces with SPARC permit)

        After 5:00 pm on weekdays, on weekends, and statutory holidays
        Zones 1, 2, 3 are $3.50 flat rate until 6:00 am following morning 



        Payment Options

        Daily or Hourly

        Ticket dispensers are located throughout the Campus.
        Coins and major credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX) are accepted.
        Hourly tickets must be purchased for use only within Short Term Lots #7 and #10.


        Parking permits are sold in the following denominations:

        Monthly - valid from date of purchase to same date of following month
        Term - 4 consecutive months; valid from date of purchase to same date of 4th month
        Annual - 12 consecutive months; valid from date of purchase to same date of 12th month

        The Permit Price vs Daily Rates Comparison Chart (pdf) may assist you to choose your most cost-effective method of parking payment.

        Refund Policy

        The permit value is refunded minus the number of months (or portion thereof) expired; multiplied by the current monthly rate.

        Monthly Permit - no refund 

        Term Permit Refund Example:

        Term permit purchased on September 15th and returned for refund on October 18th
        would be calculated as:
        $188 - $112 (2 months @ $56 / mo) = $76.00 refund.

        Annual Permit Refund Example:

        Annual permit purchased on September 15th and returned for refund on December 18th
        would be calculated as:
        $331 - $224 (4 months @ $56 / mo) = $107.00 refund.

        Pay By Phone

        Daily and hourly parking may be purchased using the PayByPhone system. A first-time account set-up from your cell phone; directing payment from your credit card is required.

        Permit Purchase - Online

        Month, term or annual parking permits can be purchased at anytime using our quick, secure and convenient web-based payment method.

        Don't wait in line at the parking services office just click on the link for the Online Parking Application Form

        Parking permit hang tags purchased online are mailed directly to the address you specify and normally will arrive between 3 to 5 business days. You can order your permit in advance and it will be mailed out prior to your chosen start date.


        Permit Purchase - In Person

        The Parking Services Office is located in basement of the Arbutus building, room 032.
        Month, Term, and Annual Permits are available for purchase during Permit Sales Times.

        How to Apply for a Parking Permit 

          Complete a parking permit application form at AR 032.
          Cash, cheques, debit and credit cards are accepted.
          Make cheques payable to "VINCI Park."
          Permits are issued at point of purchase.
          Retain receipt as this proof of purchase is required for refund or replacement.

          COPE Union members must present valid CapCard to obtain union rate.


        Parking Services Office - Permit Sales Times 

        Location:     Arbutus building, room AR032 (basement level)
        Telephone:  604-983-7593 (dial direct from campus phone local 7593)

        The Lot Manager sells parking permits only during the following times:

        Monday to Friday
        12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

        On the first five and last five business days of the month
        10:15 am to 10:45 am
        12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

        Extended hours may be available for high demand periods at the beginning of Fall and Spring terms.


        Car Pool and Ride Share

        Car pooling and ride sharing reduce the number of single occupancy cars arriving at the campus each day and decreases the strain on our limited parking resources.

        The Car Pool Agreement (pdf) contains the rules, information, and application form needed to register your group.

        The Jack Bell Foundation also has on-line resources for:

        Casual Ride-Shares: when commuters share rides in their own vehicles - choose Capilano University as your destination on their Ridematching Database
        Formal Ride-Shares: when commuters pay and ride in a Jack Bell Ride-Share fleet vehicle

        Ensure that you perform your due diligence and protect yourself and your car pool or ride share passengers with sufficient insurance protection.

        Car Pooling = Free Parking 

        Groups of three (3) or more employees and/or students currently enrolled at Capilano University (including Children's Centre) may apply for free parking in the designated Car Pool Lots.

        How to Apply for a Car Pool Permit:

        Review and sign one Car Pool Agreement (pdf) for the group
        All members of the group must present their completed Agreement and their own CapCard identification to Purchasing Department, Arbutus building, room 018.
        Childrens' Centre will email verification of any child participants to
        The group's Car Pool hang tag and a copy of the regulations will be issued after all group participants have been registered. 

        While car pooling at Capilano University is free, the regulations, as listed in the Agreement and on the reverse of the hang tag, are strictly enforced with no exceptions for any reason. Should you be found to be in contravention of the car pool regulations your car pool permit and free parking privileges will be immediately revoked for the remainder of the current term. Vehicles may be subject to issuance of a violation ticket and/or tow.


        Accessible Parking for Persons with a Disability

        A person with a disability whose vehicle displays a valid SPARC (Social Planning and Research Council) permit may park in stalls marked with the wheelchair symbol. Regulations and the issuance of SPARC permits are covered under the Motor Vehicles Act.

        Note:  SPARC permits do not replace Capilano University pay parking permits. A valid Capilano University pay parking permit or daily ticket is required to park in the University parking facilities.

        Temporary Permit Applications from the University may be completed by a student or an employee with a disability to allow time for the processing of their official SPARC permit. Students apply for temporary permits at the Disability Services Office (Birch 284) and employees apply at the Contract Services and Capital Planning office (Arbutus 030). A physician's authorization is required.

              Student Application Form (pdf)

              Employee Application Form (pdf)


        Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

        EV charging stations are located in Lots1 and 7. There is no cost to charge your electric vehicle however payment for parking at the posted rate is required.
        The time limit to stay is 2 hours.

        Violation Notices - Parking Fines

        VINCI Park manages Capilano University's Parking Services and is responsible for enforcing the parking regulations as determined by the University. VINCI Park is responsible for handling all inquires and disputes.
        The on-campus office cannot cancel parking violation notices.

        Violation fine is $39.20 if paid within 7 days.
        After 7 days the fine escalates to $50.40.
        All fines include applicable taxes.

        Violation Notices - Making Payment

        Fax your credit card information and violation notice number to 604-684-6186

        In-person at their head office located at 1440 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2S2.

        In-person, during permit sales hours only, the on-campus Parking Services Office can accept payments for violations which are made by debit or credit card only.

        Violation Notice - Appeal Process

        Appeals must be made in writing within 7 days.

        Complete a Request Cancellation of Violation Notice Form (pdf) and submit to VINCI Park by:

        MAIL: 1440 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2S2


        FAX: 604-684-6186


        Towing of Vehicles

        Vehicles may be towed from Campus for illegal parking in fire lanes, loading zones, or wheelchair spaces, non-payment of posted parking rates, use of an altered or fraudulent parking receipt or parking permit, or continuously sounding car alarms.

        Vehicles that must be towed from Capilano University property are held in the impound lot at:

        The Parkway Crew
        located at 398 Seymour Boulevard (across from Superstore)
        Telephone number is 604-929-1134.
        Vehicles are released only upon payment of the towing fee.


        Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips

        Close windows and lock doors. Take your possessions with you. DO NOT leave them visible in your automobile. Invest in a good anti-theft device including use of a steering wheel lock. Park in well-lit areas near pedestrian traffic and visible. If you see any suspicious person or activity near a vehicle, call Security immediately. Report ALL incidents and thefts to Security. Engrave your stereo and other on-board valuables with your driver's license number. Install an anti-theft device to protect your stereo, or buy a unit that's removable and take it with you when you park. Keep your spare keys in your wallet, not in your car.

        Check out the ICBC web site for more tips and information.

        If you require assistance or spot any suspicious persons lurking around the parking lot, contact Security at the University's Emergency Number: 604.984.1763.

        On-Campus Security Service is provided by Concord Security Ltd.


        Transit Info 

        The North Vancouver campus is serviced by Translink and the West Vancouver Blue Bus.

        Translink information line at 604.953.3333.  

        Federal tax legislation came into effect on July 1, 2006 allowing you to claim monthly transit costs. For details check Revenue Canada's website: or your preferred income tax specialist.



        The Capilano Students' Union and Capilano University are proud to participate in the TransLink Vancity U-Pass Program which commenced in the Spring 2009 term. The U-Pass provides unlimited access to 3-zone bus, Skytrain and Seabus services throughout the Metro Vancouver area and discounts on West Coast Express fares.

        For detailed information, please visit the U-Pass web page.