Camping is a favourite pastime of many residents of Lethbridge and across southern Alberta. More residents have been buying camping equipment and exploring the region over the past year. It is important to know how to park and store your recreational vehicle (RV) while in Lethbridge, including trailers and tent trailers.
You can park RVs on the driveway or in the backyard of your personal residence if space allows. You cannot park an RV so that any part of it hangs over or encroaches on a sidewalk, curb or road.
You can temporarily park an RV on the street directly in front or beside your residence for up to 48 hours. After 48 hours, you have to move the RV off the road for at least 36 consecutive hours before it can be parked there again. While you park your RV on the street or driveway, you can't extend your slideouts. That can cause problems for passing vehicles and pedestrians.
You can briefly position your RV in a lane or alleyway while you are in the process of loading or unloading it. You can't block the passage for other vehicles while it is there, and you have to move it out of the lane or alleyway once you have finished.
If you don't have enough space to park your RV in your backyard or on your driveway without overhanging or encroaching on the sidewalk, there are other options. The City of Lethbridge maintains three RV parking lots for residents of the Fairmont and Ridgewood neighbourhoods. For residents outside of those neighbourhoods, there are several private RV parking lots in and around Lethbridge.
RV owners will also want to dispose of waste properly after using their RV. There is a Sani Dump open year-round located at the Visitor Information Centre at 2805 Scenic Drive South. If you encounter any problems using the Sani Dump, call 311.
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