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Parking Downtown North Bay

Free One-Hour On-Street Parking

Free one-hour parking is available in the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) boundary with purchase of a Pay and Display receipt. 

 One free parking session is available per vehicle per day. One-hour on-street or two hour  in  Lot  2 (Oak Street) or Lot 4 (Parking Garage).

 Free parking sessions are available only through the pay and display machines.  Free parking cannot be obtained via the mobile app (Passport) or at coin operated metres.

On-Street Paid Parking Ends at 4:30 pm

On-street paid parking in the Downtown Improvement Area ends at 4:30 pm throughout the city.

 All other on-street restrictions still apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can obtain one free parking session per vehicle per day in the downtown.  Available options are:

  • One hour free on-street (within the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) boundaries)
  • Two hour free in Lot 2 (Oak Street)
  • Two hour free in Lot 4 (Parking Garage)

On-street pay and display machines in the DIA now dispense free one hour parking session stubs.  You can also obtain free two-hour parking session stubs for Lot 2 (Oak Street) and Lot 4 (Parking Garage). You must display a pay and display stub to receive free parking. 

Pay and display machines will provide one free parking session per vehicle per day.

On-street paid parking in the Downtown Improvement Area ends at 4:30 pm.  Effective April 1, 2020, paid parking in municipal lots will end at 4:30 pm, instead of 6 pm.  Winter parking restrictions still apply.

Two hours of free parking is available in Lot 2 (Oak Street) and Lot 4 (Parking Garage).  All other municipal parking lots require paid parking.

All pay and display machines located on-street in the DIA will dispense one-hour free parking sessions.  Free parking sessions are not available at coin operated metres or through the mobile parking app (Passport).