Managing traffic safety continues to be a major priority at Vancouver College. During our campus redevelopment, we will need to amend our travel patterns and specifically be more thoughtful with how we travel and where we park.
Drop Off & Pick Up Zones
There are only two access points to the school for students:
- on the east side of Cartier Street for vehicles travelling northbound
- on the west side of Hudson Street for vehicles travelling southbound
Please use the access point based on the direction from which you are approaching the school. A friendly reminder that the staff parking lot is not a drop-off zone for students.
West 38th Avenue between Hudson and Cartier Streets should not be used as this will be restricted by construction vehicles throughout the year.
Elementary School Pick-Up Procedures
All Elementary School students may be dropped off following the guidelines above, but MUST be picked up by their parents at dismissal (2:45 PM). Kindergarten students must be picked up from their classroom, while parents of sons in Grades 1-6 can collect their sons from the courtyard.
Parents are encouraged to park on the north side of West 37th Avenue and walk the short distance to campus.
- The Fire Department advises that it is dangerous to stop or park on the south side of 38th Avenue to drop off or pick up students, as this hinders the exiting of their trucks from the fire station.
- The school parking lot is for staff use only. There are to be NO drop offs or pick-ups in the school parking lot.
While there is some on-street parking available for vehicles, drivers are reminded to not park in front of homes in our neighbourhood. Please familiarize yourself with the Vancouver College traffic guidelines and the City of Vancouver Parking Bylaws, a copy of which can be obtained from the City Clerk (604-873-7276) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cars inappropriately or illegally parked on residential streets may be ticketed and towed. Please be respectful of our neighbours.