Parking Rates

The Calgary Parking Authority manages and operates 6,396 on-street stalls and 7,961 stalls in surface lots and parkades. We accept payment by coin or credit card at all locations on-street, in our surface lots and in our parkades. We also offer a payment by cell phone option. To find out more or register for your ParkPlus cell phone account, click here. You can also use the Virtual Pay Machine; click here to learn more.

When Calgarians choose to park in CPA facilities, they are choosing to help our city. All surplus funds are returned to the City of Calgary and used to fund operations like libraries, recreational centres and other city services. 

In the case of a discrepancy between the rates shown on this site and those displayed at the lot, the rates at the lot shall prevail.
Celebrate Canada Day (July 1) with free parking in all on-street parking zones and in all parkades, except for the Arts Commons parkade. Holiday rates are in effect in all surface lots. These rates are in effect on July 1 only.

For surface lot rates, please click here.
For parkade parking rates, click here.
For on-street parking rates, click here.
For discounted evenings and weekend rates, click here.
For holiday parking rates, click here.
For information on our Extend your Stay Promotion, click here.

Off-Street Parking Rates

Rates in parkades and surface lots are generally based on 12-hour periods. For example, day rates are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and evening rates start from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Special evening and weekend rates reflect off-peak parking times.

Special Event Space

Throughout the year, the CPA receives many requests from a range of organizations and associations to use our parking lots or parkades for an event. We rent out our facilities for events such as Stampede breakfasts, festivals and other special events.

For information on special event requests, please click here or email us at