Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Parking and Transportation

Sustainable Parking Framework

“We must transform from a campus where single-occupancy vehicles dominate to a campus that is pedestrian-oriented and supports a community that learns, works, plays and lives here. It is time for us, as members of the TRU community, to reconsider how we use transportation and parking resources.”

Parking Office location

Materials Distribution Building (aka Warehouse), uphill from the Animal Health and Trades and Technology buildings.

Parking Office contact or 250-828-5368.

Parking details

Parking rates
  Half-day permit (4 hours)1 Daily permit 1 Weekly e-Permit 3 10-week e-Permit 3 16-week e-Permit 3 (semester) Annual parking permit (Sept. 1 - Aug. 21)
Lot E $3 $5 $25 $200 $250  
Lot N 2 $3  $4     $200 (only valid in Lot N)2  
Student reserved spaces           $1,050 2
Student general spaces   $5 $25 $200 $250  
Staff reserved spaces           $1,050 (or payroll deduction of $87.50/mn) 4
Staff general spaces   $5 $25 $200 $250 (or payroll deduction of $62.50/mn) $750 (or payroll deduction of $62.50/mn) 4
Accessible spaces5   $5 $25 $200 $250 $750 2
Contractors/service   $5 $25 $200 $250 $750 2
Motorcycle spaces   $2.50 $12.50      

1. Ticket acquired through a ticket dispenser in most student lots (except for half-day, which is only for Lot E), and must be displayed on dashboard; face-up on the driver's side. If parked in a staff lot, a valid annual Staff Parking Pass must also be displayed.
Alternatively, instead of paying at a dispenser, a day pass can be purchased through the PayByPhone website or app. Or call their hotline for a $0.25 service fee (more info on signs in each parking lot).

2. Must apply in-person at the Facilities Parking Office.

3. Apply online (students) by clicking the link on the dollar value in the table above. Additional $0.75 fee applies. No display on dash required. E-Permits are not valid in metered/visitor parking lots (Lots K, P, i, and V).

4. Process is the same as acquiring a staff parking pass.

5. Required to display valid SPARKS, TRU H/C permit (acquired in Parking Office with doctor's note), or People In Motion permit.

Users must clearly display a valid daily ticket or a valid long-term parking permit.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday to Friday
Except for: statutory holidays (reading break and exam dates are not considered holidays), or days that TRU is officially closed.

Vehicles not clearly displaying a valid daily ticket or parking permit will be subject to a ticket and/or towing without warning at the owner's risk and expense. e-Permit holders aren't required to display anything.

Any motor vehicle parked, operated, or driven on campus shall be solely at the risk of the owner and the operator. Thompson Rivers University shall not be liable for any damage occasioned to any motor vehicle, the operator, other occupants thereof, or any person, unless such damage has resulted from negligence of the servant or agent of the University acting in the course and within the scope of his employment.

To help prevent theft from vehicles, please ensure that valuables are not left in vehicles or are locked in the trunk. Even better, leave valuables at home.


Notes that apply to all:

No person shall occupy a parked vehicle on campus overnight, regardless of whether a valid parking permit is displayed. Overnight parking is only allowed in Lot N and Lot M, unless otherwise approved by the Parking Office.

No refunds or cancellations.

Any difficulty encountered with ticket dispensing machines should be reported immediately to the Parking Office: or 250-828-5368