On-Street Parking Rates

Paid parking is in effect from 7:00am Monday to Friday in three pricing areas downtown; paid parking begins at 9am on Saturdays in all pricing areas. Click here to view a map of the three pricing areas (4a, 4c, 4d) that begin at 7am. For additional information about the extended paid parking hours, please click here.

The Calgary Parking Authority’s on-street rates are assessed and adjusted annually based on The City of Calgary’s Commercial On-Street Parking Policy.

In 2022, the following areas will be free during the specified times:
- between 3:30pm-6:00pm on weekdays
Centre Street North - between 9:00am-1:00pm and between 3:30pm-6:00pm on weekdays
East Core - between 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturdays

Information on pricing in specific zones is available on the on-street occupancy map. 

All On-Street Areas

Sunday & Holidays: No charge

Operating Hours: 0900 to 1800 Monday to Saturday. After 1800 and Sundays are free. Operating hours in pricing areas 4a, 4c and 4d are 0700 to 1800 Monday to Friday and 0900 to 1800 on Saturday. 

Watch for signs indicating no stopping and no parking zones.

Information on pricing in specific zones is available on the on-street occupancy map. 

List of Holidays

New Year's Day, Alberta Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday/Heritage Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day (December 26).

History of Demand-Based Parking

In May 2013, City Council approved a new on-street parking policy. As of July 1, on-street parking pricing is based on demand and paid parking is divided into 27 pricing areas.

As of January 2014, on-street rates are reviewed annually using ParkPlus System data. Rates are adjusted by a maximum of $0.25 per year according to demand. Specifically:

  • In areas where occupancy is below 50%, prices will decrease by $0.25;
  • In areas where occupancy is above 80%, prices will increase by $0.25;
  • In areas where occupancy is between 50-80%, prices will stay the same.

Demand based pricing helps ensure on-street parking is managed in a more consistent, transparent, fair and equitable manner. It is currenty used by other major cities such as San Francisco.

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