Temporary changes to airport parking

With the COVID-19 public health issue continuing to evolve, temporary changes to airport parking have been implemented until further notice.

  • The Long-Term Parking Lot is temporarily closed. The Short-Term Lot remains open and long-term parking rates will apply. 
  • Vehicles currently located in the Long-Term Lot can exit the lot normally.

Parking areas are fully lit, patrolled by security and equipped with accessible parking. Tap to pay is available at all parking lot exits, at the cashier booth in the short-term lot or at the pay-on-foot machines in the terminal.

Parking map

Short-Term Lot

  • COVID-19 update: While the Long-Term Parking Lot is closed, the long-term rates will apply: $1.75 for the first hour and $2.75 for every hour thereafter, up to $14 daily. Weekly rate of $70.
  • Cash, credit and debit payments are accepted at the ticket booth from 5:30 a.m. until a half hour after the last flight. Credit cards are accepted in the express lane for vehicles departing after closing.
  • YLW no longer offers free 15-minute parking in this lot. Please use the Cell Phone Waiting area if you are waiting to pick up a passenger.

Long-Term Lot - temporarily closed

  • COVID-19 update: The Long-Term parking lot is currently closed. Please park in the Short-Term Lot. The long-term parking rates will apply.

Curbside parking

  • Curbside parking is available at the rate of $2 for a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Purchase a ticket from a meter and display face up on your dash.
  • Please note: Vehicles that park in the active passenger loading zone area will be towed.

Cell Phone Waiting Area

Avoid circling the terminal while you wait for your party to arrive.

The Cell Phone Waiting Area is a free parking lot located beside Airport Plaza. Wait in the lot until your party lets you know they're ready to be picked up.  

Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations are now at YLW.

In June 2019, four new electric vehicle charging stations were installed at the Cell Phone Waiting Area, located off Airport Way.

Two fast charging stations can charge a compact electric vehicle in about a half an hour, as compared to a Level-2 stations that requires about three to four hours. The Level-2 chargers are $1.50 per hour, and the fast chargers cost $9 per half hour.

cell phone waiting area map

Valet parking - unavailable

COVID-19 update: Until further notice, drop-off valet service will not be available. Passengers who currently have vehicles parked in valet can pick up their vehicle from the short-term lot.

Drop off your vehicle at the kiosk located at the south end of the terminal building. A one time fee of $20 will be added to the final parking cost at the end of the daily or weekly long-term parking rate.

Your car will be ready and waiting for you in the same location when you return home from your flight. For more information or to make a reservation visit the Royal Star website or call 778-753-3735. 

Long-term lot shuttle - unavailable

COVID-19 update: The long-term shuttle is unavailable until further notice.

Free shuttle service is available from the long-term parking lot to the terminal building. The courtesy shuttle will take you from your car to the terminal so you can easily get to your next destination.

Look for the well-marked, white YLW SUV. It is typically parked near the entrance to the long-term lot or at the south entrance of the terminal building. Give the driver a wave and they will follow you to your parking spot to give you a free lift to the terminal. You can also call 250-765-5612 to arrange for a pickup.

Accessible Parking

Accessible drop-off locations are available in front the terminal building. Accessible parking is available in the rows closest to the terminal building, in the short- and long-term lots. See parking map.

YLW also offers a Temporary Accessible Parking Permit Program. This program allows travellers to take their current Accessible Parking Permit with them as they travel, so it can be used at their destination. A permit can be picked up from the Airport Valet Booth. To pick up your permit, call 778-753-3735.

Gold Pass program

The Gold Pass parking program is available for frequent travellers. For more information about this program, visit the Royal Star parking booth in the short-term lot, call 250 765-5612 or visit the Royal Star website.