Accessible parking and transportation

Accessible parking on campus

UBC Okanagan offers accessible parking for persons whose disability or health condition limits their mobility.


Any faculty, staff, student, or any other person who is associated with the University who has a disability or health condition which limits their mobility may request accessible parking with appropriate medical documentation. This includes persons whose mobility limitations are temporary due to injury or short term health conditions.

How to arrange accessible parking

Faculty and staff

Contact the Human Resources WRAP coordinator:


  • If you have a valid SPARC Pass or City of Kelowna Disabled Parking Pass in your name, you can go directly to the UBC Okanagan Parking Services for an accessible parking permit.
  • If you do not have a valid SPARC Pass or City of Kelowna Disabled Parking Pass in your name. This process is applicable for those with temporary injuries or conditions affecting parking accessibility:

    • Complete the UBCO Accessible Parking Application form
    • Once you have submitted the form, an Accessibility Advisor from the DRC will review your submission and reach out to you regarding the next steps.
  • You will be responsible for any fees or costs associated with having an accessibility parking permit.

Parking with an ‘M’ Permit

  • Designated parking stalls are located throughout the campus in Lots E, F, G, S, and residences, an ‘M’ Permit can be used on any of these stalls.
  • All accessibility passes for these designated stalls are priced the same.

Accessible parking on campus without an ‘M’ Permit

  1. Any other person or visitor who wants to park on campus and who have a valid SPARC or City of Kelowna Disabled Parking pass may park in the designated metered parking stalls by Lots E, F, G, and S.
  2. The meter must be compensated to show valid parking time or risk the possibility of having a violation ticket for an expired meter issued.

Important information

  • UBC Okanagan Parking Services will not issue accessibility parking passes without the DRC confirmation letter.
  • UBC Okanagan Parking Services will not be accountable for assessing or monitoring of the DRC validation process.

For more information about parking on campus, visit


Getting to campus

You can access UBC Okanagan using a variety of transportation methods. Numerous wheelchair-accessible city buses arrive from surrounding communities from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Individuals who are not able to use the bus system because of their disabilities may be able to use the HandyDART. The HandyDART is a shared-ride public transit service that uses specially equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use public transit without assistance.

U-Pass exemptions

Any UBCO student that meets one or more of the following criteria may request an exemption:

  • Is a registered user of HandyDart in the Kelowna region.
  • Has a demonstrated disability which has been verified by the UBCO Disability Resource Centre; and who cannot use public transit as a result of this disability.

For more information about U-Pass, refer to the UBCSUO.