• By: OLM Staff

Holiday parking made easy with the PayByPhone app


Festive decorations are popping up all over town, and there’s a crisp chill in the air…the winter Holiday season is upon us! With it comes gatherings of family and friends, frenzied trips to the grocery store for last minute items, and shopping expeditions for every loved one on your list. Inevitably, all this activity results in congested roads with very limited on-street parking, packed parking lots, and plans running late, making an already hectic time of year even more stressful for drivers.

Thankfully, the PayByPhone app is available in Ottawa, and is a convenient way to take the headache out of Holiday parking, so you can focus on what matters most to you. With PayByPhone, you can manage your parking payments directly from the app on your phone or on the PayByPhone website, providing you with several features you won’t find when using a standard parking machine.

PHOTO: James G. Charron

PayByPhone’s helpful features include text message reminders letting you know that your parking is about to expire. You can then extend your parking session from wherever you may be should you need additional time browsing a boutique or enjoying a meal with friends. This means you can fully relax and disconnect, as you no longer have to keep an eye on the time, or cut a conversation short to rush back to your vehicle. The PayByPhone app can also be accessed through your Apple Watch or in-car voice activated services like Siri or Amazon Echo Auto. Need to formulate an action plan before heading out into the Holiday hustle and bustle? PayByPhone’s Maps feature is a great way to visualize where parking is located within Ottawa, and can help you plan for parking ahead of time.

So the next time you park, use the location number found on the pay stations around the city and simply enter this number into the PayByPhone app, choose your parking duration, and pay with your payment method of choice (including Google Pay or Apple Pay). Then get on with your day, from skating the Rideau Canal, browsing the Ottawa Christmas Market, snowshoeing in Gatineau Park, or enjoying hot apple cider while perusing the ByWard Market. No matter what the busy Holiday season has in store for you, rest assured that with PayByPhone your parking will be stress free.

Download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store, or pay for your parking directly at paybyphone.com.