Calgary Zoo and ParkPlus

Residential Parking Permits are Going Paperless!

On May 9, 2017, Council approved changes to the Calgary Traffic Bylaw that allow the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program to use electronic rather than physical permits. Click here to find out more.

Now enjoy the convenience of ParkPlus at one of Calgary's favourite places, the Calgary Zoo.

1300 Zoo Road NE 

North Lot (Zone 8301)

  • When visiting the Calgary Zoo, there is a $10 per day flat fee for parking that will be valid for 24 hours from the time that you enter the parking lot.

  •  You are able to pay for your parking before or after you visit the zoo; just ensure that you pay prior to leaving.

  • Paid parking is in effect 24/7.

  • You are also able to use your existing ParkPlus cell phone account or create a cell phone account to pay for your parking at the zoo - you can use this same account to pay for parking in ANY ParkPlus zone!

West Lot - East Side (Zone 8302)

Rates (GST Included)

$1.75 per 1/2 hour to a maximum of $10.00 (24 hours, 7 days a week).

Calgary Zoo Member Parking

Already registered with Park Online and want to update your license plate? Please click here.

Calgary Zoo Engage and Inspire members are required to register their license plate information before they receive their parking privileges. To register your license plate(s), please click here. For detailed instructions on how to register your license plate(s), please click here. Once you have registered your licence plate(s), there is no need to visit the ParkPlus Pay Machine or to activate a parking session using the ParkPlus cell phone system.

Eligible Zoo members with complimentary parking privileges who have registered their license plates with Park Online can park at the zoo seven (7) days a week between 845 a.m. - one hour after zoo closure only.  This includes extended hours for Zoolights and special events.   

Please note that the Park Online account for zoo members is separate from your ParkPlus cell phone account, if you have one. Updating one account will not affect the other, and members do not need to activate parking when parked at the zoo (once you have registered your plate).

If you are also a TELUS Spark member and you have created your myID account, use this same account to log-in to register your licence plate information for the zoo. You do not need to create more than one myID account.

If you have questions about your account, please contact the Calgary Parking Authority through one of the following methods:

Membership Renewals

Existing zoo members who have registered their licence plate(s) with Park Online are not required to take action when they renew their zoo memberships, provided they renew before membership expiry.  All members who have renewed their zoo memberships can continue to use their existing myID account to make any required changes to their zoo parking information, including updating their licence plate information.

If zoo members are late renewing their memberships, they will be issued a new membership number. In this case, members can still use their existing myID account but must login and register their licence plates again under their new membership number.

Monthly Contract Parking at the Zoo

A limited number of monthly parking stalls for the Calgary Zoo can be purchased through Park Online at the following link: https://parkonline.calgary.ca

  • Rate: $70.00 plus GST per month
  • Location: Calgary Zoo - North Lot - ParkPlus Zone 8301; Address: 84 St Georges Dr NE
  • Hours of use: 24 hours/day, seven days a week. Guaranteed stall availability Monday-Friday 2:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; outside of these hours availability is on a first come first serve basis.