Beach Pay Parking

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The District of Tofino will be implementing beach pay parking this year to address long-standing parking and traffic challenges faced annually at Tofino's beach locations. 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.


What is happening?

Pay parking is planned for implementation in August 2021 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.


Why?

The current daily parking demand outstrips our parking supply, especially at beach locations. This model aims to ensure a healthier turnover of parking spots so more people can enjoy convenient access to our beaches.


The revenues from parking users will be a critical source of funds to support enforcement and to help finance community infrastructure and programs that are most important to Tofitians.


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.


*Eligible Tofino, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Esowista, Hesquiaht and Tyhistanis residents will be able to register online for a free annual permit, while Ucluelet and other ACRD communities will receive a 50% discount on the initial annual pass. Registration for free and discounted parking permits will open in late July, ahead of the August rollout.

The District of Tofino will be implementing beach pay parking this year to address long-standing parking and traffic challenges faced annually at Tofino's beach locations. 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.


What is happening?

Pay parking is planned for implementation in August 2021 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.


Why?

The current daily parking demand outstrips our parking supply, especially at beach locations. This model aims to ensure a healthier turnover of parking spots so more people can enjoy convenient access to our beaches.


The revenues from parking users will be a critical source of funds to support enforcement and to help finance community infrastructure and programs that are most important to Tofitians.


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.


*Eligible Tofino, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Esowista, Hesquiaht and Tyhistanis residents will be able to register online for a free annual permit, while Ucluelet and other ACRD communities will receive a 50% discount on the initial annual pass. Registration for free and discounted parking permits will open in late July, ahead of the August rollout.

  • Beach Pay Parking Begins August 10, 2021

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    This project is now closed for community feedback. For more information visit tofino.ca/parking

  • Bylaws Adopted by Council

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    During the July 15, 2021 Special Council Meeting the following bylaws were adopted:

    • Traffic and Parking Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 1091.07, 2021
    • Tofino Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1271.05, 2021⁠


    hereView the full meeting agenda and bylaws here.

  • Beach Pay Parking - Community Town Hall #3

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    Join us for a second virtual town hall on Thursday, June 24 at 12 PM to discuss beach pay parking.


    During the session there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can also submit questions in advance by emailing parking@tofino.ca


    This session has now passed.

  • Beach Pay Parking - Community Town Hall #2

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    Join us for a second virtual town hall on Friday, June 11 at 12 PM to discuss beach pay parking.


    During the session there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can also submit questions in advance by emailing parking@tofino.ca


    This session has now passed.

  • Let's Talk Paid Parking - Community Town Hall

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    Join us for a virtual town hall on Friday, May 28 at 12 PM to discuss paid parking.

    During the session there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can also submit questions in advance by emailing parking@tofino.ca

    This session has now passed

Page last updated: 14 September 2021, 16:15