A range of parking options are available throughout Penticton, including on-street and metered parking lots. In high-demand areas, such as downtown and around Penticton Regional Hospital, various regulations are used to balance the needs of motorists and residents.
Here you’ll find information about our Resident Parking Program, which includes resident-only parking areas, and other long- and short-term options, including Skaha Lake boat trailer parking.
Parking Options and Programs
A Resident Parking Only area is designated to improve availability of on-street parking for the residents of that street block. It’s intended to restrict on-street parking in specific residential areas to local residents and their guests. Additional permits are available for guests and those with legal secondary suites.
Residential parking permits are mailed out every two years. Permits for 2021-2022 will be sent in early December 2020. Please ensure you activate your permit according to the included instructions and make sure it is clearly displayed in your vehicle.
- Read some frequently asked questions about the program.
- If you reside in a Resident Parking area and did not receive a permit in December 2020, complete your Resident Only parking permit application.
- Tips about how to legally park in residential areas.
Have Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Options for parking spaces within City of Penticton lots include hourly, monthly or annual rates. Hourly parking is available at the three pay station parking lots located East of Main street in the 200, 300 and 400 block lots. Effective January 1, 2021, the hourly rate in City owned parking lots and on-street parking metres is $2.00/hour.
Long-term parking can be purchased at City Hall.
Penticton's Long-Term City Parking Lots
You'll also find several private parking lots throughout Penticton, which are operated by Diamond Parking.
Disability parking spaces are placed to ensure those with disabilities have access to all amenities. Only those with a valid disability placard can park in these spaces and are exempt to paid parking, however timed parking zones still apply. To obtain a disability parking placard, contact SPARC BC.
*Please note that those with Verteran's license plates are also exempt from paid parking, however timed parking zones still apply.
Fees to park your vehicle with attached boat trailers are in effect as of May 1 for the Skaha Lake on-site lot and on-street parking South Main Street. See the map of permitted locations.
Half-day permits are $5 for up to 5 hours of parking, and full-day permits are $10 for 5 or more hours. These can be purchased at the ticket machine at Skaha Lake. If you launch your boat and then bring it elsewhere (friend's house, etc.) that allows trailer parking, there is no fee. Keep an eye out for related signs.
Annual permits for Penticton residents are $70 and non-residents are $105; both can be purchased at City Hall. This permit does not guarantee space, but you are able to park your vehicle and trailer in the on-site parking lot or permitted on-street parking. People are asked to provide proof of residency (photo ID, etc.) and permits must be hung from the rear view mirror so they are visible to enforcement staff.
The Passport Parking Canada app provides the easiest way to pay for parking using your mobile phone. Registration takes two minutes and parking happens in a matter of seconds. You can also login to its secure website to access parking charges, history, profile information and print reports.
This app can be used at pay parking machines and coin operated. Just look for the parking zone sticker number and you're good to go!
Issues with the app? Call 704-817-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Tickets & Towing
Read about the City’s parking regulations and read our helpful tip sheet that explains legal parking actions.
If your vehicle has been towed, please call Penticton Towing at 250-493-1991 or visit 1325 Commercial Way, Penticton.
On-street parking is regulated under the City of Penticton Traffic Bylaw No. 94-39.
To report a parking issue, email email@example.com to ask us to investigate. Ideally, send us a photo of the car and note the time, date and location of the vehicle, along with your contact info.
For any other concerns or questions, please contact Bylaw Services.