Free parking for veterans in Surrey since 2008

Vehicles bearing a “Veteran” licence plate are granted complimentary parking on a year-round basis

A Veteran licence plate in B.C.

SURREY — Since 2008, vehicles bearing a “Veteran” licence plate are granted complimentary parking on a year-round basis at all City of Surrey on-street parking meters.

The decision was made in a pre-Remembrance Day meeting of the city council at the time.

The move followed a similar, temporary move by the council in 2005 during the “Year of the Veteran.”

“A gesture of appreciation like this is both a symbolic and a practical way to recognize our veterans,” stated then-mayor Dianne Watts.

In Vancouver, vehicles displaying B.C. veteran licence plates are exempt from parking fees at City of Vancouver parking meters, in EasyPark parkades and surface lots during Veterans Week, which runs from Nov. 4 to 11.

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