Reciprocal Parking

Note that there is no free parking on the SFU Burnaby Campus. In addition, Parking and Sustainable Mobility Services both tickets and impounds vehicles found to be parking in reserved parking spaces or in safety violations. This information is a synopsis, please contact our offices or consult the parking regulations for more detailed information.

SFU Parking and Sustainable Mobility Services operates the parking at the Burnaby Campus. Different parking regulations apply at the Surrey and Downtown campuses. As SFU does not operate the parking at these campuses, reciprocal parking does not apply at those locations.

Reciprocating Institutions

SFU has reciprocal parking agreements with the following institutions:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Northern B.C.
  • University of Victoria

How it works

A Reciprocal Parking Agreement exists between Simon Fraser University (SFU) and some non-private educational institutions (listed above). This agreement only allows Faculty and Staff of qualifying organizations to park free of charge at SFU for such activities as attending meetings or seminars of a departmental, academic or administrative nature between SFU and the qualifying institution, etc.

Faculty/Staff from qualifying institutions who are attending SFU’s Burnaby campus for any of the above reasons may park free of charge in any of the visitor parking lots or visitor parkades so long as they have proof of a valid annual parking permit issued by their institution. To activate reciprocal parking, please email a copy of your proof of permit with your parking request - if you qualify, your license plate will be added to the courtesy list for the day. 

Reciprocal parking does not apply to faculty/staff who are attending SFU for any of the following reasons:

  • Attending classes at SFU.
  • Duties related to project-specific research or study.
  • The general use of library, athletic, dining, or theatre facilities.
  • Employment activities.
  • Matters of a personal nature.

SFU Faculty / Staff

SFU Faculty/Staff visiting reciprocating institutions should check with the parking department of that institution to confirm what the reciprocal parking rules & regulations are at that location.