Visitors to təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park will have to pay for parking beginning Saturday, April 1.
This is the third year for the seasonal pay parking initiative since it started in 2021; however, you'll pay a bit more to park in the lot.
Pay parking will be in effect at təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park from April 1 to Sept. 30 and you'll pay $2.50 per hour or $15 per day.
That's up from $2 per hour when the program started.
Pay parking was introduced in 2021 to manage increasing demand to visit the park and to manage vehicle access.
Revenue from parking feels will be invested back into the park.
The park is managed by Metro Vancouver, which has a frequently asked questions page about Belcarra parking on its website.
Here are some of the common questions and answers:
Where is pay parking in effect?
- Pay parking is in effect throughout the park including lots at White Pine Beach, Belcarra Picnic Area and Woodhaven Swamp. It is also in effect in temporary overflow parking areas along the shoulder of Tum-tumay-whueton Drive as indicated by signs.
What hours is pay parking in effect?
- From 10 a.m. to park closing time (parking is free before 10 a.m.)
- You can't reserve parking but there is no time limit for how long you can park.
How do I pay for parking?
- Payment (by license plate) can be made at machines by credit card or by using PaybyPhone or HONK.
- Downloading an app before visiting the park will help improve the payment process.
- Machines are located in parking lots at White Pine Beach, Belcarra Picnic Area, and Woodhaven Swamp.
- Machines do not accept cash.
- If you don't have data on your phone and don't have the app, there is a pay-by-phone option.