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Snow route parking bans

Parking ban lookup

Type your address into the field below, select your address from the list provided, and click Check parking ban, to find out if you are affected by the parking ban.

E.g. 800 Macleod Tr SE

Address search tips

  • Do not include your unit/apartment/suite number when entering your address
  • When entering a street number that includes a letter, ensure there in no space between the number and letter (eg. 707 4A ST NW)
  • When entering your address, do not use the pound sign (#)
  • Please note that the following abbreviations are used in the address list; BV for boulevard, AV for avenue, VW for view.

During a ban, parking is temporarily restricted on designated snow routes for up to 72 hours. Snow routes are located on major roadways, collector roads and most bus routes, and can be identified by blue signs with a white snowflake. Watch for these signs in your community.

How parking bans work

  • The City gives advance notice of an upcoming parking ban typically one to two days prior to the ban going into effect.
  • The decision to call a ban is based on snow accumulation, road temperature, weather forecast and road conditions.
  • The City will also announce when the parking ban goes into effect and when it is lifted through local radio and TV stations, at the top of each page on and through a variety of other communications channels.
  • Parking bans typically begin 24 hours after a snowfall has ended, as crews are preparing to clear Priority 2 routes (collector roads, major community access roads, bus routes etc.)
  • Parking bans are in effect for up to 72 hours or until The City declares they have been lifted.
  • Vehicles parked on snow routes must be moved off the route for the duration of the parking ban. Vehicles that remain parked on a snow route during the ban are subject to enforcement, up to and including a parking ticket and tow. Check the FAQ page for more information.
Please Note: If you typically park your vehicle on a snow route and are going out of town, move it to another parking spot off the snow route before you go.

Snow route parking ban exemptions

On-street accessible parking zones – no parking bans

On-street accessible parking zones located on snow routes are exempt from parking bans at all times. If you or a household member have mobility issues, learn more about accessible parking zones and how to apply for one.

Downtown and Business Improvement Areas – overnight bans only

Parking is permitted daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in any ParkPlus spot located on a snow route during a parking ban. Parking is not permitted in these same ParkPlus spots overnight, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., during a parking ban. Check out the snow route location map for further information.

Snow route parking ban alerts

The City uses a variety of channels to let you know when a snow route parking ban is coming into effect, is in effect and when it’s lifted.

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more information on how Snow Route parking bans work.

Help City crews keep our streets clear and safe during the snowy season by obeying snow route parking bans. Parking will be temporarily restricted on designated snow routes for up to 72 hours following a declaration of a snow ban by The City.
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