Wayfinding signage on lakeshore rd before visitor information centre

Helpful information on parking availability and regulations in Burlington.

Wayfinding signage on lakeshore rd before visitor information centre

Visitor Centre Parking

There is free 20-minute parking available in the parking garage at 414 Locust St. where the visitor centre is located in downtown Burlington. Spaces are reserved on the first level of the garage for visitors and are clearly marked.  NOTE:  there are also vehicle charging stations in the garage see below for more details.

RV and Bus Parking/Unloading

The loading/unloading zone for buses is located on the south side of Elgin St. between Locust and Burlington Ave. in front of the Performing Arts Centre.  RV’s and buses may park temporarily in the commercial loading zone on the east side of Locust St. in front of the visitor information centre if they are visiting us looking for tourist information.  Please contact us if you require additional parking.

Visitors with Disabilities

Burlington strives to be an accessible city for travellers with special needs.  Refer to the page for further information on services for visitors with disabilities.

Downtown Parking

There is ample parking in Burlington available in 11 public and several private lots conveniently located throughout the downtown.  The public lots (marked with green P) and pay machines on the main streets require payments from 9 am until 6 pm and there is a 3-hour on-street parking maximum. Parking is free downtown after 6 pm weekdays and on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.  Visit the city website for more information including an interactive downtown parking map.  Note the Waterfront lots (Spencer’s,/Discovery Landing) do have a fee.

City Parking Regulations

The City of Burlington enforces a 5-hour parking limit on city streets outside of the downtown. If you have visitors coming to your residence who need to park on the street for more than 5 hours, contact parking services for an exemption to this limit at 905.335.7816 or 905.335.7844 after-hours.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For visitors to Burlington using electric vehicles, there are a number of charging stations located throughout the city including several located in the parking garage at 414 Locust St on Floors 1 & 6.  There is no fee to charge a vehicle in this location, however, the city’s parking rates ($1.75/hour) will continue to apply.  Refer to the CAA listing for other charging locations.  For more information about electric vehicles in Burlington check the city webpage.

Bike Racks

The City has numerous bike racks located downtown including a covered area in the parking garage attached to the visitor centre and numerous Ontario by Bike (welcome cyclist) locations.  Take a spin in Burlington.