Street Parking (Phase 1)
Phase 1 of our parking strategy began in May 2020 with the removal of parking meters and replacing them with free two-hour street parking in our downtown commercial district. Free two-hour street parking is in effect from 4th St NW to 5th St NE along Saskatchewan Avenue and on designated side streets.
Once your free two-hour street parking time limit has expired, your vehicle must be moved at least one city block face to avoid being ticketed. A city block face is defined as “the parking area on one side of a street bordered by an intersection at each end”
Lot Parking (Phase 2)
Effective November 1, 2020 free three-hour lot parking will be available in the Heritage Square West, Heritage Square East and Howie/Duke parking lots.
Once your free three-hour lot parking time limit has expired, you must move your vehicle out of all three lots or buy a parking pass to avoid being ticketed. Monthly & Annual parking passes will be available for purchase starting October 22, 2020 in person at City Hall or on the HotSpot Parking app or website. Daily parking passes are available for purchase on the day they are to be used. Visit HotSpot at https://htsp.ca/ to create your account or download the app.
Daily passes will also be available for purchase from approved vendors (Herman Prior Centre and Prairie Fusion).
Lot Parking Rates
Daily Pass —————— $5.00
Monthly Pass ————- $25.00
*Annual Pass ———— -$275.00
**save when you purchase an annual pass (12 months for the price of 11).
Ticket Payment Options
Parking tickets can be paid for in person at City Hall, by mail, online with your credit card or with our City’s new e-Transfer option. Fines for parking violations are $50 but are reduced to $25 or $30 if paid within the 14-day early payment period, in most cases.
Things to Remember
Time limited parking is monitored and enforced Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, holidays excluded. Evening and weekend parking remains free.
Parking tickets will no longer be placed on your windshield. Electronic parking tickets issued in the downtown area will be sent in the mail and it may take a few days to receive your ticket.
The number of passes sold per day / month will be capped to ensure availability for parking pass holders. New signage will be installed in these parking lots in late September and parking will be monitored and enforced Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.