Please be aware that there are parking restrictions in The Municipality of Lambton Shores.

Grand Bend Parking Brochure - Lot Information Map

Overnight Parking Permits (Summer)

Property owners are able to purchase up to two (2) parking permits that allow for on-street overnight parking in the summer months.

Parking permits for Grand Bend are available through HotSpot. To purchase a permit:

  1. Create an account on HotSpot
  2. You will be asked to upload one piece of proof of ownership. This can be a tax or utility bill showing your name and municipal address (format must be JPG, PNG, or GIF and cannot exceed 7MB)
  3. Lambton Shores will confirm that you are the owner and are able to purchase a permit. Once the purchase is approved, you will receive email confirmation

As a reminder, parking is not permitted on roadways between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., except where allowed by permit issued by the Municipality. Permits are only valid to September 15th and are sold annually.

Free Parking Locations

Parking is free in the Gill Road parking lot, the Municipal Drive parking lot (behind the Grand Bend Legion) and the Ontario Street parking lot (south of the Main intersection).

The Municipal Drive parking lot is available for RV parking, boat trailer parking and daily overnight parking ($10.00 fee for overnight).

Grand Bend Paid Parking

Main Street parking

Paid parking is in effect from 8:00 am to 6:00pm daily between May 15 and September 15

Parking on Main Street is available for a maximum of 2 hours at a rate of $3.00 per hour. Overnight parking is not permitted.

River Road parking

Paid parking is in effect daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm between May 15 and September 15.

Parking on River Road is available for a maximum of 2 hours at a rate of $3 .00 per hour. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Parking lots

Parking lot locations

HotSpot Zone

Rates (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Lot Hours

Main Beach Lot


$7.00 per hour or $30.00 per day

6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Mid Town Lot


$7.00 per hour or $30.00 per day

6:00 am to 3:00 am

North Beach Lot


$7.00 per hour or $30.00 per day

6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Huron Avenue Parking Lot


$7.00 per hour or $30.00 per day

6:00 am to 3:00 am

Pay for parking by mobile device (HotSpot)

You can pay for parking using the HotSpot app on your smartphone. HotSpot is available for all paid on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in Grand Bend. Using the app on your mobile device allows you to pay for additional parking remotely.

With this payment method, you will not have to display anything in your car. This method allows staff to use a wireless device to confirm payment has been made through HotSpot.

The app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android through HotSpot, the App Store or Google Play. For support with HotSpot, please call 1-855-712-5888 or email HotSpot Support.

Video: how to use the HotSpot app

Overnight parking pass for visitors

You can purchase overnight parking passes for designated areas on HotSpot, at parking machines or at our office at 9577 Port Franks Road, Thedford. Overnight parking passes are $10.00 per night. Overnight parking is allowed at the Huron Avenue lot, Mid Town lot, and Municipal Drive lot (located behind the Grand Bend Legion).

Seasonal parking permits

You can purchase a seasonal parking lot permit for $150.00 that is valid from May 15 to September 15. Seasonal parking permits allow parking in the Huron Avenue or Mid Town parking lots. You must specify which lot you are purchasing the pass for at the time of purchase. 

You must display your permit at all times when parking in a municipal lot. Not displaying the permit could result in a parking infraction.

Parking permits for Grand Bend are available through HotSpot (must have/create an account)

Resolve, contest, or pay a parking ticket

You can resolve, contest, or pay a parking ticket online

If you choose to resolve or contest a parking ticket (option 3 on the back of the ticket), you or your agent must complete an online submission through HotSpot using the link above.

If you choose to pay your parking ticket, you can pay by credit card using the link above, or by cash, cheque or debit at our Municipal Administration Building at 9577 Port Franks Road, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0

You can also mail a cheque or money order to:

The Municipality of Lambton Shores
9577 Port Franks Road,
Thedford, ON N0M 2N0

Please reference your ticket number when submitting your payment.

Still have a question about parking? For further information, please email By-Law Enforcement

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