Parking Stalls

Nelson has approximately 750 parking stalls that are serviced by either a meter or a PayStation (kiosk). Payment is required at parking stalls from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • 25 cents for every 12 minutes.
  • Meters accept quarters, $1 coins, and $2 coins
  • PayStations accept coins and credit cards

Paystation FAQs


Nelson has one parkade located in the downtown core on the 400 Block of Vernon Street.

Motorists parking for parking longer than 2 hours are encouraged to utilize the parking (8hrs) at a parking stall costs $10; whereas, the daily rate in tha parkade is $5.

Daily Rates

  • $1.50 per hour (Minimum)
  • $5 per day (Until 6 p.m.)
  • $4 per overnight (6 p.m. until 6 a.m.)

24 Hour Rate

  • Minimum Stay - 3 days
  • $8 per 24 hours

Monthly Rates

  • 2nd to 4th Floors $80 per month (6 month rate is $425)
  • 5th Floor $70 per month (6 month rate is $360)
  • Roof Top 50 per month (6 month rate is $240)
  • Discounts are available for 6 month rentals

More Information

Please call 250-354-8834 for more information.

Parking Tickets

For payment or search options, visit Pay Parking Tickets.


Appeals must be received in writing on a Bylaw Notice Dispute Form (PDF) within 14 calendar days of ticket issuance. If no appeal has been received after 14 calendar days, the ticket will be treated as not disputed and no reduction of fine amount will occur. For more information contact Bylaw Enforcement at 250-505-5666.


Fines that remain unpaid after 14 calendar days of ticket issuance may result in a summons issued to appear in court, or may be turned over to a third party for collection.