British Columbia Driving Laws: What’s The Difference Between “No Parking” and “No Stopping?”

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2017)

No stopping means no stopping. Opposite of a stop sign! In other words ‘KEEP IT MOVING!’

No parking means do not park the car, turn it off, take the keys out and walk away; but you could stop your car to load/unload passengers (sometimes I stop there to talk on the phone, even though the official reason you’re allowed to stop is to load/unload passengers).

Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while receiving strange looks from others. May the quest for great driving continue!

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