Parking at UVic
There is a colour-coded system for parking on campus: Blue areas are for "General" parking and red areas are for "Reserved" parking. Each parking area on campus is clearly defined by colour coded signs.
General parking is found in all of the numbered lots outside of Ring Road. All of the lettered parking lots inside of Ring Road are designated as Reserved and are not open for General use until after 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and on Saturdays and Sundays.
User-pay parking is available in all main campus lots 24 hours / day from Monday to Saturday. There is no charge for parking on Sunday or Statutory Holidays.
At the Ian Stewart Complex and University Centre Parkade, pay parking is in effect 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Where to purchase permits
General/Reserved, General Parking, Commercial Visitor and Carpool permits may be purchased at the Campus Security Services office.Have your documentation
When purchasing a permit or registering a vehicle for the first time, you must bring your vehicle registration/insurance documents with you.
Payment is accepted by credit card, Interac, cash, cheque or (in the case of full-time University employees only), payroll deduction. Permits are not issued to accounts that have outstanding traffic/parking fines.
Daily & hourly parking
Daily/Hourly/Weekly permits may be purchased at any of the automated coin/credit card operated dispensers located in every numbered parking lot outside of Ring Road as well as at the Ian Stewart Complex (formerly known at the Gordon Head Complex).
These machines accept Canadian coins, as well as Visa and Mastercard.
For locations of meters and parking ticket dispensers, see the UVic Parking Map.