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Parking, transit and rideshare

Getting to Campus

Douglas College has two campuses:

  • New Westminster, 700 Royal Avenue, one block north of the New Westminster SkyTrain station
  • Coquitlam, 1250 Pinetree Way, one kilometre north of Coquitlam Centre

Student Semester Parking Pass

  • Student must be registered in a minimum of 6 credits
  • Students must have all tuition and other fees paid to purchase a parking pass
  • Parking passes are non-refundable
  • Student parking passes are valid at both campuses
  • If you are attending classes at both campuses or New Westminster only please ensure you purchase your parking pass at the New Westminster Cashier’s Office 
  • If you are attending classes at Coquitlam only please ensure you purchase your parking pass at the Coquitlam Bookstore 

Note: See below for locations where student semester parking passes are valid

Employee Parking

  • Employee passes are sold at the Facilities Office New Westminster Campus (S4800) and the Bookstore at the Coquitlam Campus.  
  • Faculty passes are issued through Human Resources.  

Daily & Hourly Parking Rates

Students and employees*


Each hour or portion 6am - 6pm


All-day maximum to 6pm


Evening flat rate after 6pm




Each hour or portion 6am - 6pm


All-day maximum to 6pm


Evening flat rate after 6pm



Effective January 1st 2020


Hourly (students, employees & public)


Daily (students, employees & public)


Student semester pass


Employee semester pass



Effective January 1st 2021


Student semester pass


*Valid Douglas College ID Must be Shown to Receive Discount


Hours & Locations

New Westminster Campus

Underground parkade – 700 Royal Ave. (entrance off Victoria Street)

  • Monday to Friday: 6 am–midnight
  • Saturday: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sunday/stat holidays: closed
  • Employee passes & Cash payments only

Carnarvon parkade – 720 Carnarvon St. 

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am–7 pm
  • Weekends/stat holidays: closed
  • Student & auxiliary employee passes only

There are additional parking options (both are paid hourly) for New Westminster students:

  • Eighth Street and Royal Avenue (across from the campus)
  • Front Street parkade, at the bottom of Sixth Street (over Front Street)

Coquitlam Campus

Surface lot – 1250 Pinetree Way

  • Monday to Friday: 6 am–11 pm
  • Saturday: 6:30 am–7 pm
  • Sunday/stat holidays: closed
  • Student and Employee passes (pass holders must display passes)
  • Meter parking accepting cash and credit card (payment station located in the atrium)

Underground parkade – 1250 Pinetree Way – hourly parking only, no student passes

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am–11 pm
  • Saturday: closed 
  • Sunday/stat holidays: closed
  • Employee passes & Cash payments only

Town Centre Park – Lots A and E, 1299 Pinetree Way

This lot is north of the Coquitlam Campus across Pinetree Way.  Turn right on Pinewood Avenue. This lot is for student pass holders only.  Pass holders must display passes on your dash or rearview mirror. Tickets issued due to failure to display a pass will not be considered for refunds.


The Douglas College RideShare program is an opportunity for students and employees to get to work or class in one of our fleet cars or put your own group together to carpool to campus.

Registration for the RideShare program is free. If you decide to ride in one of our vans, there is a monthly fare (based on kilometres travelled) but no long-term contract.

The system can also match you up with other people who are looking for a ride to campus if you’re interested in carpooling.


Every Douglas College student who is registered for three credits or more gets a U-Pass BC each semester. U-Pass BC is a discounted student transit pass that provides unlimited, all-zone access to TransLink bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus services, as well as discounts on the West Coast Express,for a fraction of what the public pays.

PLEASE NOTE: In 2014 U-Pass BC will be replaced by TransLink's Compass Card. Post-secondary institutions in the U-Pass BC program will begin to receive Compass Cards in a staggered approach. Douglas is expected to move to the Compass Card system later in 2014. For details see Compass Card info.

For more detailed transit information, bus schedules and routes, check out TransLink’s Trip Planner and enter one of the campus addresses (New Westminster: 700 Royal Ave.; Coquitlam: 1250 Pinetree Way) as the destination.


New Westminster Campus map

New Westminster campus parking map

Coquitlam Campus map

Coquitlam campus parking map