Traffic, Parking and Closures

In 2014, the City of Vancouver realigned York St., Cypress St. and Cornwall Ave to allow for bike lanes and to slow down the flow around the Cornwall/Burrard intersection. This change York St. to one-way and changed the parking.

Please review these traffic and parking notes to make sure your child’s trip to school is a safe one.

Drop Off Regulations

  • You can idle the car for 3 minutes in DROP-OFF and you can park in a no parking spot for 5 minutes (grace period) and no stopping is 100% no stopping. The accepted agreement is (as written on the signs on the fence) from 8:45 to 9 AM the Drop Off zone is only DROP OFF but, west of the ramp, you can park for 5 minutes.
  • DO NOT at any time use the Teacher/Staff parking lot for drop off or pick up. The space is narrow and someone will get hurt.


To avoid the line up of cars at 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM, we recommend parents try to come a little earlier for drop-off for older children who are able to play by themselves in the playground before school.

Alternatives to Using The Drop-Off Zone

  • All City of Vancouver metered parking spots are FREE before 9 AM. So, plan to come a few minutes earlier, and use on of the free, metered spots in the neighbourhood, and walk a block to school. The bell goes at 8:55 AM, which gives you enough time to get back to your vehicle before the meter starts running!
  • Carpooling for Drop-Off is a great way to reduce congestion and morning rush for all families. If there are families near you bringing kids to Hudson, why not take turns?
  • Hudson is conveniently located on the 2 and 22 Bus lines that run along Cornwall, and also close to numerous lines running along 4th Avenue.
  • We have a great new bike lane right at Hudson’s front door on York Avenue! It’s wonderful to see more and more Hudson families come to school on their bikes!

A Few Remarks from City Of Vancouver Traffic Police Officers

  • City of Vancouver will respond to complaints regarding vehicles violating the 5 minute parking regulation, and vehicles parked in the DROP OFF zone.
  • If you have a concern or continually witness vehicles violating School Zone parking/Drop Off regulations, call 311. A traffic police officer will attend the location within the next day or two and carefully monitor the DROP OFF situation and hand out tickets accordingly.
  • City of Vancouver Traffic Police are especially concerned about traffic safety in School Zones. They are 100% inflexible regarding double parking, unsafe parking, and unsafe driving in School Zones and will ticket violators accordingly.
    • School Closures

      Information regarding school closures in the event of snow, or other emergency situations, will be provided to the radio and television stations by 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the closure. Please check the VSB website at, on social media channels (twitter and Facebook) and/or the following local media stations, including:

      • CKNW (980 AM)
      • CBC (690 AM, 105.7 FM)
      • CJVB (1470 AM)
      • CFHG (96.1FM)
      • CKWX (1130 AM)
      • BCTV/Global (Cable channel 11)
      • CITY TV (Cable channel 13).

      School closure information is also available online at Please do not call media outlets to determine whether schools are closed.