ParkPlus System

Notice: Paid Parking Begins at 7:00am Monday-Friday in Certain On-street Areas as of August 1

Paid parking has been extended to 7:00am Monday to Friday in three pricing areas downtown beginning August 1. Please click here for more information.

MyParking App:

The old version of the app is no longer supported. Please download the new version from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE or APP STORE (iOS).

Mobile-Friendly ParkPlus Account Management

Mobile ParkPlus Account Users: Click here to be directed to a mobile-friendly account management site, where you can see your account balance AND top up your account on the fly!

ParkPlus Promotions: $5 Summer Lunch Special

Effective May 2, 2016 there is a change to the time periods that are purchased when you activate a parking session in the parkades listed below. Parking sessions activated during the daytime (Monday to Thursday) will end at 6:00 pm of the same day. If you wish to stay past 6:00 pm, please reactivate for the evening period.

Please note that this is a temporary change that is effect for the duration of the $5 Summer Lunch Special only. After September 1st, the cell phone system will revert to the previous time periods purchased. 

Promotion Details:

The $5 Summer Lunch Special offers a discounted rate for all ParkPlus cell phone account holders when they park from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday to Thursday in our 5 participating parkades. Pleae note that the promotion is not valid in short-stay areas.

  • McDougall Parkade (720 5th Ave SW)
  • Centennial Parkade (608 9th Ave SW)
  • City Centre Parkade (221 9th Ave SW)
  • James Short Parkade (112 5th Ave SW)
  • City Hall Parkade (322 9th Ave. SE)

Note: there is no change to parking sessions activated at Arts Commons Parkade or the Convention Centre Parkade.

The ParkPlus System

Introduced to Calgary in 2007, the ParkPlus system allows you to pay for your parking with conveniently located ParkPlus pay machines, by cell phone with a registered ParkPlus cell phone account, or using the Virtual Pay Machine.

Have a ParkPlus question? Contact us at

Important ParkPlus System Links

ParkPlus Pay Machines

Virtual Pay Machine

The Virtual Pay Machine is a free service that allows anyone to securely pay for parking on-street or in any Calgary Parking Authority facility with their cell phone and credit card; no ParkPlus cell phone account is needed.

Pay By Cell Phone

To pay by cell phone, sign up for a ParkPlus cell phone account. Get started by clicking on "Sign In" in the top right corner of the screen and then clicking "Create an Account".

Once you set up your ParkPlus account, you can pay for parking with your cell phone in three ways:

  • Calling (403) 537-PARK (7275) and listening to the voice prompts;
  • Using Text to Park; or
  • Using the MyParking app for the iPhone or Android

For all other frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the ParkPlus System, click here.

For information on Online Activations, click here.

Learn about all of the benefits of a ParkPlus cell phone account.

Edmonton Parking Program

The City of Edmonton has launched a parking system called EPark that is powered by the ParkPlus System. See for more information.

Please note: EPark cell phone accounts and ParkPlus cell phone accounts are not transferable. Account holders must log-in to the site where the account was created to view, edit or add funds to an existing cell phone account.

Please Note
  • If you are a monthly contract holder, click here to update your account information, including licence plates.
  • The Park Prime iPhone app is developed by a third party (Robots and Pencils Inc.) and has no relation to ParkPlus or the Calgary Parking Authority; therefore, it is not an approved or authorized feature of the ParkPlus system. Due to this reason we cannot provide administrative or technical support.
  • We have added an additional security feature to this website. Cell phone account holders must complete a text verification process prior to receiving a new password.
  • Residential Parking Permits are not valid in ParkPlus zones.

Watch the video: How to use a ParkPlus Pay Machine