Parking in downtown Montréal is as difficult as in any other big city. When parking on the street, a driver should remember their parking spot number, which enables them to pay at any machine on the block or with a smart phone application
TTickets need not be placed on the car dashboard. Parking is available in many public parking lots, both open air and covered, as well as office buildings. It is riskier to park in the open-air parking lots overnight, since there is no attendant.
Parking rates are not particularly expensive in comparison to other large North American cities – pricesvary from about $12 to more than $20 for 24 hours – and most lots charge for each 20 or 30 minutes used,until thedaily maximum is reached. Weekend rates may be cheaper in some areas. To find parking lots and rates, consult: http://montreal.bestparking.com/.
To facilitate snow-clearing operations, the parking authority, Stationnement de Montréal, in collaboration with the city, makes 5,700 free parking spots available in certain parking areas where cars can be parked for free after 6:00 p.m. Cars must be removed by 7:00 a.m. the following day.
The city of Montreal also offers a service that will help you locate your car, if it is towed for any reason, see https://servicesenligne2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/sel/inforemorquage/index?lang=en