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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

We welcome you to visit our campuses and get a feel for the thriving community at Laurier. Below you can find information on parking, as well as alternative modes of transportation.

Brantford Campus Parking

Parking is available in public lots on campus. Download our Brantford campus parking map for the locations of these lots.

Brantford Transit

The Laurier transit route runs Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at half-hour intervals. Our campus is only a short distance from the downtown terminal, which makes transit a great option for students and visitors.

Waterloo Campus Parking

The main entrance to our Waterloo campus is located on University Avenue at Hazel Street.

If you choose to drive to the Waterloo campus, there are several options for parking. View our Waterloo campus parking map for the locations of parking lots on campus.

No visitor parking is permitted in Gold, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Accessible Parking, or “Reserved” spaces at any time. Without proper credentials, vehicles in these lots will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. To access parking violation/appeal options visit the violations and payment options website.

Parking During the Day

If you’re visiting the university for the day, there are three pay-and-display parking lots (lots 4, 10 and 20) available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pay-and-display machines are located at the entrances to lots 10 and 20. The cost is $3 per hour or $9 per day, and you can pay with quarters, loonies, or toonies.

There is also metered parking available in Lots 2, 3A, 14, 24 and 37. Please report malfunctioning equipment to the Parking Office (519.884.0710 x3032).

The Honk Mobile app can be used to pay for parking at either the meters or pay-and-display lots.

Weekend Parking

If you're visiting on the weekend, there is no charge for campus parking. However, there are still restrictions against parking in Lots 4, 20, 10, 7 (in orange permit spaces), 12, 15, 18, 19A, 21, 30, 31, 34, 36 and 38 and all “Reserved” parking spaces.

Official Visitor Day Passes

If you are the guest of an academic or administrative department, ask your host about the availability of a Visitor Parking Pass.

Overnight Residence Guest Passes

Overnight guests visiting students in residence are required to purchase and display an Overnight Residence Guest Pass. These passes are available from the Parking and Transportation Resources Office located at 202 Regina Street North, R237 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

These passes cost $9.20 a night and are required Monday night through to Thursday night from 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Vehicles must be moved by 8 a.m. the next morning. Vehicles must be parked on northwest side of lot #3A, closest to Willison Hall Residence. Signs in this area indicate “Overnight Parking Area.” Permits must be displayed face up and clearly visible on vehicle dashboard. For guests of students in residence, temporary permits for off-campus lots may be purchased from the Parking office. Please inquire as to availability and costs.

Street Parking

There is parking available on some Waterloo city streets as per signage indicated. Please be advised that this is monitored by the City of Waterloo, and there is a 3-hour maximum.

Waterloo Parking Alternatives


Transit is a popular way to travel to and from campus, and there are several stops near the university. For students, transit is also a great way to get around town; your OneCard is a transit pass. Just show your OneCard when getting on the bus and enjoy the ride.

The following routes may be accessed either on King Street North or University Avenue West:

  • 7 Mainline (7C, 7D and 7E Downtown/Fairview Mall)
  • 8 University/Fairview Park Mall
  • 9 Lakeshore
  • 12 Conestoga Mall/Fairview Park Mall
  • 29 Keats Way
  • 200 iXpress Conestoga Mall/Ainslie Terminal (Express Service to the University of Waterloo, Uptown Waterloo and Kitchener’s Downtown Bus Terminal)
  • 202 iXpress Conestoga Mall/Boardwalk

GO Transit, Greyhound Bus and VIA Rail also have depots in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for trips to and from Toronto, Guelph, London and other destinations.


A bike ride to campus can be a great way to see the area. Laurier provides several bike racks located around campus where you can secure your bicycle. Many of the local streets have bike lanes, and there are lovely bike trails throughout the city. Additionally, a secure bike storage facility is available to students who bike to campus at a cost per term.

Car Share Programs

Need a ride? TravelWise carpooling and Grand River CarShare are active in the Waterloo area.


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