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Effective April 1, 2019, parking on Saturdays will be enforced.

The City of Kenora has a dedicated team of By-law Enforcement Officers proactively enforcing parking regulations by monitoring the meters, streets and lots in our City. The Parking Lot and Structure Regulation By-law 82-2018 and Traffic Regulation By-law 180-2015 set out the details of these regulations.   Day use parking cost is $1 per hour, Monday to Saturday – excluding public holidays and Sundays.

Overnight parking is permitted at the Kenora Recreation Centre Lot 6, Anicinabe Boat Launch and at Keewatin Memorial Arena front lot.   These are the only City-owned lots that permit vehicles in excess of 6.7 meters and overnight parking.  A permit may be required.

Parking meter spaces are available in the Harbourtown area and have specific hour maximum daily time limits between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, excluding Sundays and Public Holidays.  Meters are set at a rate of $1 per hour, accepting quarters and $1 & $2 coins.

There are two parking lots with auto pay station ticket dispensers located at McClellan Avenue (City Hall) and Harbourfront South for day use parking.   The cost is $1 per hour.  The pay stations at McClellan Avenue and Harbourfront South will accept quarters, $1, and $2 coins, or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard).

Please ensure to clearly display the ticket on the dash board of your vehicle for our By-law Enforcement Officers to verify the ticket date and time of expiry.

Download the HotSpot App.  It’s a simple and convenient way to pay for parking anytime.

Long term parking spaces are available by the week or month at Chipman Street Parking Lot, Harbourfront North, Harbourfront South, Park Street Lot, Kenora Parkade, Kenora Recreation Centre, and Keewatin Memorial Arena.  There are also six spots available on First Avenue South for Coney Island residents. Valid parking permits must be prominently displayed in the lower right front window of your vehicle.  Contact City Hall at 807-467-2000 to find out about availability.

Free daily parking at A & W ballfield, Garrow Park, Keewatin beach, Norman Park, McLeod Park (3 hours maximum), Keewatin Memorial Arena front lot, JM Baseball field, and the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre (4 hours maximum).  Please note no overnight parking is permitted between 2:00 am and 6:00 am unless in a designed overnight parking lot and with paid term permit.

When choosing to park your vehicle curb side on City streets, be sure to refer to signs indicating no parking or tow-away zones, time limits and restricted zone, one way streets, community safety zones, school bus loading zones, and snow removal signs.  If there is no sign posted, the maximum parking limit is 48 hours.

NEW Parking on First Avenue South and Second Avenue South is limited to 24 hours.

Parking is permitted along the south side of Lakeview Drive on the paved shoulder along the greenbelt from 190 metres west of the Roundabout, westerly for 250 metres for 4 hours maximum at all times.

Inquiries about parking permits and to report parking issues, contact City Hall by phone at 807-467-2000 or by email at

Kenora Recreation Centre Parking

To find out more about parking at the Recreation Centre please visit the Recreation Facilities section or call 807-467-2980.

Accessible Designated Parking

The City of Kenora recognizes the need for accessible parking spaces and there are many designated spaces for persons with accessibility needs within the City of Kenora and private property.  Your Accessible Parking Permit must be clearly displayed on or in the vehicle using that space to avoid a parking ticket.   Fines are very high to discourage misuse of parking in an accessible space.

Veteran’s Plate Parking

The City of Kenora recognizes the sacrifice and commitment of our Veterans’ and has established a special regulation to exempt municipal parking fees for a vehicle displaying an Ontario Veteran’s licence plate.  Veterans who have an Ontario issued Veterans licence plate may park at any meter (except a disabled meter unless a permit holder) free of charge.  Please note the maximum meter time for these spaces still applies.

Parking Tickets

Should you find a parking ticket has been issued to you, payments may be made in person at City Hall, online at or mailed to the address on the ticket.  For other traffic ticket information and payments, contact the Provincial Offences Department.