TOFINO, BC, June 9, 2022  – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, and Robbins Parking, Vancouver Island’s premier parking solutions provider, bring safe contactless parking to residents and visitors in Tofino, BC. Starting immediately, drivers in Tofino can bypass high-touch pay stations and avoid line-ups at the machine by paying for parking directly from their mobile device – No app, account or registration required! 

Drivers have two-touch free ways to pay with HONK: (1) scan their phone on a QR code located on-site for a quick guest-checkout experience (no account required); or (2) download the free HonkAPP from the App Store or Google Play.

“We’re thrilled to expand our footprint on Vancouver Island and bring safe contactless parking to residents and visitors of Tofino,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “We’re empowering drivers to safely pay for parking on their phone by giving them the easiest, quickest and most convenient mobile options to do so.”

Drivers simply scan a QR code located onsite and a pop-up notification appears on their mobile device that opens to a payment screen that is pre-loaded with rate options. Drivers type in their license plate and select for how long they want to park. 

For app lovers, the HonkAPP is another contactless payment option for drivers who wish to pay for parking and manage a session directly from their phone. As with the QR-based payment method, drivers can pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit and all major credit cards. Drivers can also opt to receive text reminders when their parking is set to expire, and can add more time to their parking session directly from their phone.

“Giving drivers safe, straightforward and simple ways to pay for parking has never been more important,” said Calvin Johnston, General Manager, Robbins Parking. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with HONK and bring the best parking options available on the market to drivers in Tofino.”