Departure Bay

Departure Bay

Long Term- Lot 415
Short Term- Lot 416

680 Trans-Canada Highway, Nanaimo

Lot 416– Closest to the Ferry Terminal


  • $1.00 for per 30 minutes / Maximum 2 hours
  • $23.50 until 12am.

Payment Methods

Meter – Pay by Plate – Purchase your parking and ensure you enter the correct plate.

Coin and Credit Card Machines- Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Mastercard Debit, Google Pay and Apple Pay. Debit NOT supported.

Lot 415– Behind the Short Term Lot.


  • $7.50 for 6 hours
  • $15.00 for 24 hours.

Payment Methods

Meter – Pay by Plate

Note payment– at yellow meter

Coins and Credit Card Machines -Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Mastercard Debit, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

  • Limited to 3 minutes.
  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended.
  • Do not pick up passengers in this location unless the person you are pocking up has mobility problems.

You can download the app from your App Store, or use it via the website. 

Zone 415- Long Term Parking

Zone 416- Short Term Parking

  • Find Zone
  • Select time frame
  • Enter License plate
  • Enter payment details-VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Visa Debit or PayPal
  • Complete Parking
  • You will receive a message from HONK near to your expiry time.

Located in the short-term parking area. Please purchase parking at long term meter or HONK/PaybyPhone, and ensure you enter the correct plate., purchase via HONK Mobile with your license plate. Please display valid accessible parking permit.

If you purchase your parking with a Credit Card at a meter, you have the option to activate ‘Text to Extend’ at the time of purchase.

  • Once the transaction has been finished, you will be asked to enter your telephone number.
  • 20 minutes before your parking expires, you will be text to extend
  • You must extend before your time expires.
  • You will not be able to extend after your time expires- you will not receive text confirmation if this occurs.
  • If your time has already expired, please use HONK Mobile to pay for a new parking session.


Important information

  • Purchase your parking before leaving your vehicle in the lot.
  • Double check you enter the correct license plate details.
  • Ensure you pay for the correct area- Short Term/ long term.
Tap for directions to ferry.
Tap for ferry website.