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On-street Parking Spaces

There are over 800 parking spaces along Water Street, Duckworth Street, Harbour Drive and the connecting coves. In addition, there are 311 parking spaces in facilities owned by the City and approximately 2,100 privately owned parking spaces in the area bounded by Springdale Street, New Gower Street, Cavendish Square and Harbour Drive.

Parking Pay Stations

New parking Pay Stations have been installed in select areas throughout the Downtown.

  • Water St between Queen St & Adelaide St.
  • Duckworth St between Bate’s Hill & Cathedral St; between Prescott St & Cavendish Square

The new pay stations will have multiple payment options including most credit cards, debit cards and mobile payment. The new pay stations will not accept cash.

The PaybyPhone app option will also be expanded to the same areas as the new pay stations on the sections of Water and Duckworth Street.  Motorists are encouraged to look for signage when parking and consider downloading the PaybyPhone app, as this service will continue to expand in the future. https://www.paybyphone.com/

Please note that the Timed Parking Areas (Maxium 2 Hour Free Parking) will be maintained on streets that are not yet serviced by the pay stations or PaybyPhone.

Further details, a map and FAQs are available on the City’s website.

PayByPhone Mobile App. Parking on Harbour Drive

The City of St. John’s has introduced a one-year pilot on the 136 parking spaces on Harbour Drive with a new PayByPhone mobile App. for parking.  In addition to providing a simple, cashless way to complete payments, PayByPhone offers several features. The app sends text message reminders prior to your time expiring and allows you to extend a parking session remotely. For visitors to St. John’s, PayByPhone works immediately once downloaded without the need to register for an account. For those who do not want to download the app, the toll-free number to call is 1-866-234-7275.


PayByPhone Launches on Harbour Drive June 11

 Free Parking

Parking is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays, all day throughout the weekends, and on statutory holidays. In addition, several off street parking lots offer hourly and daily rates for parking.

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Free Parking

All city on-street parking spaces are free after 6pm and on weekends.
One hour free parking is available Monday to Friday at the City Hall parking garage on New Gower Street with unlimited free parking on weekends on all levels (L1, L3, L4) except level 2. *During Mile One events a parking charge in place.

The following parking lots are available in the evenings and on weekends (some restrictions apply) for FREE! :

Duckworth Street across from Haymarket Square on the corner of Holloway Street – 21 spaces

Duckworth Street across from the TD Building on the corner of Prescott and Duckworth Street – 31 spaces

Prescott Street behind Blue Drop building – 60 spaces

Water Street east at the foot of Solomon’s Lane (REEL DOWNTOWN lot) – 16 spaces

New Gower Street (Delta overflow) on the corner of New Gower Street and Springdale Street – 140 spaces *During Mile One events a parking charge in place.

Harbour Drive – behind Vogue Furriers/Smoke’s Poutine.

Permit and Pay-as-you stay hourly parking

Privately-Owned Parking Spaces – Permit Parking & Pay-as-you stay Parking

Former Fortis Properties – Permit
For information on monthly parking permits with former Fortis-owned parking facilities, please call 709 726 3313.

ALT Hotel  125 Water Street

Permit & Hourly Parking

ALT Hotel offers monthly permit and hourly parking. Access to the underground, heated parking is off Harbour Drive. The garage can accommodate 112 vehicles. 86 hourly parking spaces and 26 monthly permit spaces available.

Hourly: $3/hr. $12 daily maximum from 6 am to 6 pm. $12 evening maximum from 6 pm to 6 am.

Monthly Permits available. Please call 709 726 2045 or email atlantic.ca@group-indigo.com.


Double Tree by Hilton St. John’s Harbourview

2 Hill O’Chips

Permit & Hourly Parking

Quality Hotel Harbourview offers monthly permit and hourly parking 24/7. Access to the parking garage is off Hill O’Chips which can accommodate a total of 130 vehicles. 80 hourly parking spaces and 50 monthly permit spaces available. Credit, debit & phone parking payment options available.

Hourly: $3/hr up to a max of $12 from 6 am to 6 pm.

Permit: $155.25 plus tax a month

For more information contact Indigo Parking at 709 726 2045 or email atlantic.ca@group-indigo.com

351 Water Street

Permit & Hourly Parking

351 Water Street have 245 stalls open to the public 24 / 7, 365 days of the year.

Parking rates are as follow:

$2 –  30 minutes

$15 – Daily max  6 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$10 – Nightly max 6 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

$25 – Lost ticket

$10 per event night

For information on parking at 351 Water, please visit their website. Call 709 726 2045 or email atlantic.ca@group-indigo.com

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MetroPark 330 Duckworth Street

Permit & Hourly 

Welcome to St. John’s newest parking facility.  Located at 330 Duckworth Street, MetroPark offers a convenient, safe place to park while you shop, work or play in the downtown area.  Centrally positioned close to office buildings, cultural venues, the waterfront, restaurants and shopping, the parkade offers 416 parking spaces for monthly and hourly parkers. To learn more about parking at MetroPark, contact Kim at 902-429-3743 x1230  or by emailing: parking@metropark.ca.


TOLL-FREE: 1-844-709-PARK (7275)
EMAIL: parking@metropark.ca
WEBSITE: www.metropark.ca


$218.50 (includes HST) per month (call us for details)

– $2.00 for the first 30 minutes
– $12.00 daily maximum

– $1.00 for the first 30 minutes
– $5.00 evening maximum

– $1.00 for the first 30 minutes
– $5.00 maximum (for 12-hour period)

Signs will be posted the day of the event.


A.P. Parking Garage Clift’s Baird’s Cove

Permit & Hourly

Rates: First 30 minutes $2.00. For each additional 30 minutes $1.75 for a daily max of $15. Hourly parking available Monday to Friday 7 am to 6 pm on levels D and above.

Hourly and monthly parking is available at the A.P. Parking garage. For information on rates, please call 709 754 1489.

Bowring’s Permit and Pay-as-you stay*

For information on monthly parking permits for Bowring’s rooftop lot and underground lot, please call 709 576 1613.

Pay-as-you stay hourly parking 6:00 pm to 4:30 am. $2 an hour with pay and display operation in effect.

St. John’s Convention Centre

Monthly parking permits. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm only. $160 + HST per month. Call 709 758 5478.

Parking $160 per month


Places of Worship

For information on available parking at the Anglican Cathedral, please call 709 726 5677.
For information on available parking at St. Andrew’s Church, please call 709 726 5385.

Parking Lots

A number of downtown parking lots are managed by the City of St. John’s. These areas include:

  • Central/Livingstone Street, City Hall Parking Garage Level 5
  • Gower St – north side between Church Hill & Cathedral St
  • Henry St – south side between Bell St & Dick’s Square
  • Prince St Parking Area – off George St West
  • Queen’s Rd – north side between Garrison Hill & Longs Hill
  • Springdale Street Parking Area
  • Water Street East Parking Area – east of Hill O’Chips

Parking Permits

For further info regarding parking permits, please visit the City of St. John’s website.

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Street Cleaning

For further info regarding street cleaning, please visit the City of St. John’s website.

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Snow Clearing

For further information regarding snow clearing operations, and to subscribe to the e-mail notification service from the City of St. John’s, please visit their website.

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