Frequently asked questions

Who runs Car Free Day? Are you run by the City?


We're independently run by the Car Free Vancouver Society, a nonprofit dedicated to nurturing healthy communities that are designed for people, not just cars. Learn more here.

Can my band perform?


Maybe! Our stages are run by local businesses, community members and other nonprofits. They program the music, so they chose who plays. You can apply to perform here, but only in the event you are chosen will they reach out to you. We don't have the capacity to send rejection emails, and there's no set date by which you would hear back from a stage manager. Are you interested in running a stage during our online events? Please contact us

How do I get there?


We recommend taking public transportation, walking or cycling to the events. All of our events are accessible by multiple transit options, and Translink has re-routed their buses for the day that affect the festival zones. We will have a bike valet at each of our sites as well! 

Where can I park?


We are a car-free event that encourages you to think about how you get around the city, and as such, we don't offer any parking. Please obey local parking laws when finding parking on the side streets, and be respectful of the neighbourhood. Some areas are designated as locals-only, and we have no control over this. New to public transit? Please consult Translink's handy Trip Planner, found here

How can I volunteer?


Please visit this page to sign up to volunteer! We're still a very volunteer-powered festival event with limited staff resources, and we welcome whatever support and time you can give.

I'm an accepted vendor. Will I get a refund due to the COVID-19 event cancellation?


Yes! Refunds will be issued on Friday, April 17th. If you would like to support our nonprofit, however, you can choose to donate your fee instead. Please let the Vendor Manager know by April 17th. Contact [email protected] 


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