Where can you park your RV, boat, or trailer you've just taken out for the summer? Not on your front street, according to a little known Winnipeg by-law.

Winnipeg Parking By-Law Section 13 states that there is a one hour limit for large vehicles, trailers, and special purpose vehicles which includes RVs, campers, snowmobile trailers, or utility trailers longer than 22 feet. 

This does not include a vehicle shown to be in active use by a tradesperson working on premises or in the immediate area. It does however still apply even if you have paid for a parking space and the time period you have paid for has not yet expired.

If you do plan on keeping a recreational vehicle or trailer on your front street for longer than an hour, you must apply for a Temporary Recreational Vehicle Permit which costs $50 and lasts for 3 days. For other large vehicles or trailers, you can call 311 to ask about receiving a Lifting of Restrictions.

If you do illegally park your large vehicle or trailer for more than an hour, you could receive a $70 fine. Every year on average the city issues a couple thousand tickets related to this bylaw.