What is On-Street parking?
It is simply a way to describe the space made available on the street for the purpose of parking a vehicle which creates access to a nearby business or property. Did you know that on-street parking also creates a buffer between pedestrians and vehicles plus on-street parking helps to reduce traffic speeds?
Downtown Parking Meters
We have a number of time options depending on your needs. We have short stay parking meters (38 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour) for those who wish to come and go. For those working or living in the Downtown we have long stay parking meters and parking by permit areas that allow for 10 hours of parking each day. Click here to see the 10 hour parking map
First and foremost we are very happy to remind you that evenings, weekends and statutory holidays remain free. Daytime, weekday parking meter costs are $1.00 per hour or portion thereof for the 38 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour parking meters. 10 hour parking meters are 45 cents per hour. Our parking meters accept: nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, and toonies.
Please contact a Parking Technician at 403-315-1330 if you have any complaints or concerns about a parking meter in Downtown Lethbridge.
Downtown Daily and Monthly Parking Passes
Sick of carrying change for your parking? Did you know that you can purchase daily and monthly parking passes to be used at the Downtown parking meters and 10 hour - Parking by Pass Only areas? Daily parking passes
generally are for contractors working in the Downtown. The daily parking passes are available for purchase at the Downtown BRZ Office, 309 - 6th Street South or on the 4th Floor of City Hall, 910 - 4th Avenue South during regular office hours. The cost for each daily parking pass is $8.00 and the pass is good at any of our 1, 2 or 3 hour parking meters excluding handicapped meters in the Downtown. This daily pass is not available for Downtown employee daily parking; we sell monthly passes for this purpose. Monthly parking passes
are utilized by employees of the Downtown who are looking for all day parking. The monthly passes are only available on the 4th Floor of City Hall, 910 - 4th Avenue South during regular office hours. The cost for each monthly pass is $72.00. The monthly passes are good for a calendar month (1st to 31st) and can be used at any of our Downtown 10 hour parking meters or our 10 hour - Parking by Pass Only areas. Click here to see the 10 hour parking map
Both of these types of passes are “scratch passes” with the daily passes allowing you to scratch the specific day, month and year you intend to use it on and the monthly pass allows you to scratch the specific month and year you intend to use it on. Please scratch carefully as we are unable to refund or exchange if an error is made. Once you have scratched your pass, you need simply write your license plate number in the space provided and hang from your rearview mirror facing forward when parked.
Still have questions? Contact Transportation at 403 320 4085 or 403 320 3076.