This is a busy campus, plan ahead regarding parking and be aware of all options.
If attending workshops plan to arrive a minimum of 45 minutes in advance to allow time for parking and to check-in at the University Centre (near south doors).
Review the ** Interactive Campus Map ** here (for building and parking locations). The University Centre is where the check-in area and trade show are located. Workshops are located in or near this building.
(Alternative parking option – OMAFRA – see below)
Thursday & Friday Daytime Parking Notes
There is a cost for Thursday & Friday daytime parking.
** The parking lots at the University of Guelph are very busy – especially on weekdays.
You can pre-order parking passes for Thursday and Friday until early January 2018.
If you are unable to purchase a pre-paid parking pass, you should plan to arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before the workshop.
Drive up to the parking attendant/kiosk in parking lot 31, just south of the Guelph University Centre on South Ring Rd. and purchase a parking pass from them.
The parking attendant will confirm which parking lot(s) you will be able to park in, but please be prepared to drive across to the east edge of campus.
From this lot, expect a 5 minute walk west to the Guelph University Centre.
Thursday & Friday Evening Parking
There is no charge for evening parking.
Saturday and Sunday Parking
Parking is free on campus all day Saturday and Sunday.
The closest parking lot to the conference is P31 – a large parking lot about a hundred yards just south of the University Centre across from the bus terminal. However it does fill quickly.
If P31 is full please continue east on South Ring Rd E, and watch for Visitor parking along this road.
There are also lots off of East Ring Rd.
Additional Parking Option
The headquarters of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is located just to the West of the University of Guelph campus. There are parking spaces at the front and rear of the building, and it is about a 5-10 minute walk to the University Centre.
Their location is 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2
Parking fees may apply.