Parking at The University of Victoria is done by way of virtual permits, whether purchasing online or at one of the parking dispensers, you do not require a physical permit. Your licence plate is your permit and you will be required to input it when you arrive to park.

Pay parking is in effect in main campus lots 24 hours/day from Monday to Saturday. There is no charge for parking on Sunday or British Columbia recognized statutory holidays.  General Parking permits are valid in all numbered lots outside Ring Road.  Reserved Parking permits are valid in all lettered lots and all numbered lots around campus. Please note the signage in all lots to ensure you are parking in an area that is valid with the permit you purchase.   Areas marked reserved are for designated reserved permit holders only.

All of the lettered parking lots inside of Ring Road are designated as Reserved and are not open for General use until after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where to purchase permits:

Permits may be purchased online or at the Campus Security Services office. When purchasing a permit, you will be required to have your vehicle licence plate number.

Payment methods

Payment is accepted by credit card, Interac, cash, cheque or (in the case of full-time University employees only), payroll deduction. In order to purchase a permit, any outstanding balance must be paid in full.

Daily and 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 dispensers, see the UVic Parking Map.