Pay parking is in effect in all Royal Roads parking lots. A valid pass must be displayed in your vehicle.

Find parking locations

Find parking locations on our campus map.

Parking rates

Hourly and daily parking rates are available.

Parking Rate
Per hour (at dispenser) $1
Day rate $8

These rates include applicable taxes.

Parking permits

If you need to park for more than one day, you can get a permit.

There are two ways to get a permit:

  1. In person at the Campus Welcome Desk on the main floor of the Sequoia Building.
  2. Online

View the parking permit rates, apply for a permit or change your vehicle information online.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking is available for individuals with a temporary or permanent disability.

Accessible parking spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pay parking rates apply, and you must display your accessible parking permit. An accessible permit is not valid in restricted zones or reserved parking spaces.

If there are no accessible parking spaces available, you can use your permit to park in any general or metered parking space. Phone Campus Security at 250.391.2525 if you need help getting to your work location or classroom.

Apply for an accessible parking permit: students, faculty, staff, contractors

Students, faculty, staff and contractors can apply for a designated accessible parking space permit online.

There are two ways to do this:

Apply for an accessible parking permit: visitors

If you're a visitor, you can apply online for a daily accessible parking space permit.

You can also apply for an accessible parking permit in person at the Campus Welcome Desk.

Overnight parking

You can park overnight in the Central Parking lot. All other lots are for day use only. A parking permit is required.

Motorcycle, moped and scooter parking

Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters can only be parked in designated motorcycle spaces. If none of these are available, park in a regular parking spot.

Bicycle parking

You're not required to register or apply for a permit to park your bicycle. Bikes can only be parked in bike racks or designated areas or stations on campus.

Bike racks are outside all campus buildings. Covered bike racks are located in front of the Grant and Millward buildings, between the Grant and Nixon buildings, and in front of the Recreation Centre.

Keep the following items in mind:

  • You're responsible for locking your bike and making sure you don't damage any property where you lock it.
  • If you park or store a bike inside a campus building in a way that affects safety or pedestrian, building, emergency, roadway or parking access, it will be removed and you may be fined.

Electric and hybrid vehicle charging

Electric and hybrid vehicle parking includes the use of the charging stations on campus. These spaces are designated solely for electric or hybrid vehicle charging for a maximum of four hours per day per vehicle.

At the end of the four-hour time limit or once your vehicle is charged if it takes less time, you must move your vehicle to a general parking space, so others can use the charging station.

We have 14 public electric vehicle charging stations in the following locations:

  • four in the newly opened parking plaza out front of the Sequoia Building
  • four west of the Sherman Jen Building
  • two in the West Parking lot across from the Dogwood Auditorium 
  • four behind the Nixon Building

Some charging stations can charge two vehicles at once, while others are single vehicles. 

Regular pay parking rates apply.

Parking zones

Parking zones are marked with signs on campus:

  • General parking — You can park here if you have purchased hourly or daily parking or a permit.
  • Passenger drop-off zones — You can stop in these areas to drop off or pick up passengers. Vehicles must not be left unattended.
  • Loading zones — There are various loading zones on campus. Look for signage to indicate how long you can stay parked in a loading zone. This is usually 15 minutes.
  • Reserved parking — The eight parking spots in front of Hatley Castle are reserved 24/7, including holidays.
  • Service vehicle spaces — These spaces may only be used for service vehicles, contractor service vehicles or staff with a temporary service pass from the Property Operations Manager.

Parking tickets

If you receive a parking ticket, you can pay the parking fine at the Campus Welcome Desk on the main floor of the Sequoia Building. 


If you have any questions or concerns about parking, contact Campus Security.