Starting late summer of 2024, the City will introduce pay parking to five areas:

  • Rocky Point Park parking lots
  • Esplanade Avenue from Rocky Point Park to Murray Street
  • Murray Street from Columbia Street to Williams Street (not including the Rocky Point Park Off-Leash Dog Park parking lot)
  • Suter Brook Village: commercial parking on Morrisey Street and Suter Brook Way; and Capilano Rd between Morrissey Rd and the start of the bridge
  • Ungless Way from Noons Creek Drive to Guildford Way

View a detailed map of pay parking areas in Port Moody.

Shaped by two decades of Council discussions, the idea gained momentum at the Strategic Priorities Standing Committee meeting on May 16, 2023, where a one-year trial of pay parking at four locations was proposed. Although the initial motion wasn't passed, Council asked for more information on potential locations and costs to move the project forward. In October 2023, Council approved staff’s proposal to introduce permanent pay parking at these five locations. On April 23, 2024 (see agenda item 11.4) Council approved the implementation plan and added an additional section of roadway parking in Suter Brook Village.

Changes to the Fees Bylaw to reflect the updated pay parking rates and times shown in the table below were presented to Council on June 25, 2024 (see agenda item 7.6) and approved on July 9, 2024 (see agenda item 7.1). These rates will be in effect once pay parking is implemented in late summer. 

Exemptions to pay parking were presented to Council for first, second and third reading on July 9, 2024 (see agenda item 11.1) in an amendment to the Street, Traffic, and Public Places Bylaw. The following exemptions will be brought back to Council for approval at the July 23, 2024 Council Meeting. Exemptions include vehicles displaying a Veteran Plate, an Accessible Parking Permit (when parked in an accessible stall), or a parking pass for recipients of the Port Moody Freedom of the City award. City staff displaying an authorized parking pass while on City business are also exempt.

Pay parking times, locations and ratesRocky Point ParkEsplanade AvenueMurray StreetSuter Brook VillageUngless Way
On-season hourly rate
June to August
$2.50  $2.50   $2.50 $2.25    $2.25 
Off-season hourly rate
January to May and September to December
$1.50 $1.50   $1.50   $2.25   $2.25 
On-season pay parking in effect hours 7am-11pm  7am-11pm  7am-11pm 7am-6pm  7am-6pm  
Off-season pay parking in effect hours 7am-7pm   7am-7pm   7am-7pm  7am-6pm    7am-6pm 
Maximum parking duration 4 hours   4 hours 4 hours  2 hours   4 hours

Goals and benefits

The City is implementing paid parking at these locations to regulate parking space usage. The goal is to have improved turnover of parking spaces, which leads to better availability for incoming users and less time spent by drivers searching for spots. As another benefit, pay parking provides encouragement for the public to walk or use alternate forms of transportation, helping to reduce traffic and emissions. The revenue generated will not only cover the operational costs of the pay parking system but also support other city services.

Implementation timeline

The milestones and timing for implementation are anticipated as follows:

 Complete - November to April 2024

  • request for proposals (RFP) posted for a pay parking system
  • report implementation plan to Council

 In progress -  June to July 2024

  • work with vendor to develop pay parking system design
  • develop and update applicable City policy and bylaws

 Upcoming - August to September 2024 

  • construction
  • staff training
  • start of pay parking

Stay informed here on future updates

As we finalize these details, we'll ensure you're well-informed about how the system works. We recognize that introducing pay parking is a change for our community and want to provide as smooth and transparent a transition as possible. For the latest news and updates on the pay parking system, we encourage you to frequently visit this web page.