Sunset Parking Lot:
The Sunset Parking lot at the Lions Trailhead is open with pay parking in effect. Please note that purchased parking tickets are non-transferable and if your ticket does not match your licence plate you’ll be issued a parking violation. Meter tickets are not “permits” for the purposes of resident “Permit Required” parking! Multiday parking available for mountain hikers up to 72 hours.
Please note that there are only about 15 parking stalls at the Sunset lot and if they are full then you need to look on the east side of Mountain Drive (west side is strictly “permit required”) or use the lower parking lot at the school. Free overflow parking is at the Lions Bay Elementary School Parking Lot on weekends and in summer when the school is not in session.
Lions Bay Beach Park and Parking Lot*:
Lions Bay Beach Park has an adjacent parking lot with pay parking in effect. Please ensure you purchase a ticket at the meter. Park closed from 10 pm to 8 am.
Kelvin Grove Beach Park*:
The Kelvin Grove Beach Park is open with pay parking in effect. Street parking in the Kelvin Grove neighbourhood (below and above the highway) is strictly resident “Permit Required” (Kelvin Grove Way, Tidewater Way, Sweetwater Place and Periwinkle Place). Park and lot closed from 10 pm to 8 am.
*If these lots are full, drop off your group and find a spot on an unrestricted street above the highway and walk back down. No boat or camper trailers or RVs permitted.
If you are visiting Brunswick Beach, you need to park above the highway where the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has designated free parking at the northbound Brunswick interchange. *Do not park on the on/off ramps or on the highway shoulder as you will be ticketed and towed.
How to Pay for Parking:
- Sunset Trailhead Parking Lot Open (portable toilet available at gate): Metered parking or use the Flowbird app: $3/hr up to $24/day, 3 day maximum. Kelvin Grove Parking Lot and Lions Bay Beach Parking Lots are open with metered parking only and no overnight parking.
- Use the + or – keys on the meters to add or subtract time – DO NOT USE THE “MAX” KEY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY 3 DAYS OF PARKING FOR $72 AT SUNSET ($24 AND $36 RESPECTIVELY FOR FULL DAYS AT KELVIN GROVE AND LIONS BAY BEACH PARK)
- Payment for metered parking may be made by coins, credit card, or the new Flowbird App. *Download the Flowbird App before you come to Lions Bay to avoid any onsite downloading issues in Lions Bay where cellular service can be challenging.