The City of Vernon has recently replaced City parking meter mechanisms that allow the meters to accept all Canadian quarters, $1 and $2 coins.
Prior to that, approximately 200 parking meters were not able to be modified to accept the new $1, and $2 coins minted after 2012.
While the meters were marked to indicate this problem, the City recognized that this was confusing for many residents, and is committed to providing greater clarity and convenience when it comes to parking control in the downtown core and elsewhere in Vernon.
Metered parking, with a maximum time limit of 2 - 4 hours as indicated on the meter, is in effect 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
The City’s current parking rate matches nearby cities such as Penticton and Kamloops. Kelowna recently adopted an hourly rate of $1.25.
Time limitations are in effect to ensure that there is turnover of parking, and that spaces become available for new users.
However, extended hourly or daily parking at reduced rates is available in the downtown Parkade, open Monday through Saturday, as well as at the City’s CSB parking lot.
Free parking is available Saturdays and Sundays in the City’s CSB and 29 Avenue parking lots and the Parkade.