Beach Pay Parking

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Thank you to all residents, businesses and community members who took the time to participate in this project by providing essential feedback that helped shape the direction of the beach pay parking program. Community members are encouraged to continue to provide feedback on this project by emailing parking@tofino.ca.


Why has pay parking been implemented?

In the past, informal beach parking patterns have negatively impacted the experience of visitors and residents. In frequent cases, informal and poor parking habits resulted in degraded road user safety, infrastructure damage, high enforcement needs and reduced parking convenience/access.

In 2021, the District committed to improving public parking layout and design and proposed the introduction of beach pay parking to pay for related parking costs, including dedicated enforcement resources. Up until now, parking related costs have been funded from taxation.

Pay Parking is a proven way to increase parking availability in publicly used spaces and provide more opportunities for shared access to public assets.

Pay parking revenues can also provide a new, important funding source to support other programs, services, and facilities.


Where is pay parking in effect?

Pay parking is in effect at Cox Bay at Maltby Road, public parking adjacent to Long Beach Lodge/Cox Bay Beach Resort, South Chesterman parking lot, Chesterman Beach Road, Lynn Road, North Chesterman parking lot, Osprey Lane, Thornberg Crescent, Hellesen Drive and Tonquin Park Road.

Pay parking will continue as per normal as the Municipal Hall surface lots.


Residents' Permits

Eligible Tofino, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Esowista, Hesquiaht and Tyhistanis residents can register online for a free annual permit, while Ucluelet and other ACRD communities will receive a 50% discount on the initial annual pass.


Beach Pay Parking Permits

  • Annual passes in 2021 are $120*
  • Day passes are $12
  • Hourly parking costs $3 for the first two hours and $3 each hour afterwards.
  • Annual passes for business vehicles are $120 per vehicle per year.

Thank you to all residents, businesses and community members who took the time to participate in this project by providing essential feedback that helped shape the direction of the beach pay parking program. Community members are encouraged to continue to provide feedback on this project by emailing parking@tofino.ca.


Why has pay parking been implemented?

In the past, informal beach parking patterns have negatively impacted the experience of visitors and residents. In frequent cases, informal and poor parking habits resulted in degraded road user safety, infrastructure damage, high enforcement needs and reduced parking convenience/access.

In 2021, the District committed to improving public parking layout and design and proposed the introduction of beach pay parking to pay for related parking costs, including dedicated enforcement resources. Up until now, parking related costs have been funded from taxation.

Pay Parking is a proven way to increase parking availability in publicly used spaces and provide more opportunities for shared access to public assets.

Pay parking revenues can also provide a new, important funding source to support other programs, services, and facilities.


Where is pay parking in effect?

Pay parking is in effect at Cox Bay at Maltby Road, public parking adjacent to Long Beach Lodge/Cox Bay Beach Resort, South Chesterman parking lot, Chesterman Beach Road, Lynn Road, North Chesterman parking lot, Osprey Lane, Thornberg Crescent, Hellesen Drive and Tonquin Park Road.

Pay parking will continue as per normal as the Municipal Hall surface lots.


Residents' Permits

Eligible Tofino, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Esowista, Hesquiaht and Tyhistanis residents can register online for a free annual permit, while Ucluelet and other ACRD communities will receive a 50% discount on the initial annual pass.


Beach Pay Parking Permits

  • Annual passes in 2021 are $120*
  • Day passes are $12
  • Hourly parking costs $3 for the first two hours and $3 each hour afterwards.
  • Annual passes for business vehicles are $120 per vehicle per year.
Page last updated: 01 November 2021, 19:27