Info on parking, transit, cycling, and more.
We’re here to help you find accessible, affordable and convenient parking in downtown Calgary.
Calgary Parking Authority offers FREE street parking after 6pm daily and all day Sundays and holidays.
Shop and get free or next-to-free parking with The CORE Shopping Centre, Banker’s Hall, and The Bay.
Dine and a date and get complimentary parking at the Hyatt; When you present your ticket to a Theatre Calgary show, receive complimentary parking upon purchase at Thomsons Restaurant.
Keep up-to-date with Snow Route Parking Ban Updates and Bylaw Information.
Discover ParkPlus: Information on the CPA’s ParkPlus System. Also follow CPA for promos at @CalgaryParking.
PARKsmall & save BIG! Small vehicles (cars measuring 380 cm in length or less) can receive a discount on most on-street ParkPlus parking zones
The City of Calgary has some of the most extensive path and bikeway networks in North America linking all areas of the city together.
To further build on the connectivity of the bikeway network, on July 2013, the City of Calgary opened the first separated downtown cycle track on 7th Street SW linking the Peace Bridge and river pathway to 8th Avenue SW.
As of June 2015 the City of Calgary has begun a cycle track network pilot project. Cycle tracks are now open on 5th street SW and 8th avenue SW including a cycle/pedestrian shared space on Stephen Avenue between 1st Street SE and 3rd Street SW. For more information on the network map visit Calgary.ca
Calgary's fast and efficient public transit system makes it easy to reach Downtown from any corner of the city.
The popular Light Rail Transit (LRT) or 'C-Train', operates on two lines heading north out of downtown and one heading south. The fare system in place is an honour system; customers are expected to have "proof of payment" with them at all times while riding the C-Train or in designated "fare restricted" areas.
The downtown portion of the C-Train which travels along 7 Avenue is known as the free fare zone. It is free to ride either C-Train route between 3rd Street East and 11th Street West along 7 Avenue, but a fare must be purchased if traveling outside of the downtown area.
The City of Calgary partnered with Carpool.ca to develop, implement and promote an Internet-based carpool program for the Calgary area. This Internet-based carpool program comes in the form of a web-based ride matching service.
This service takes advantage of the speed and anonymity of the web. Confidential rideshare matches can be established, at no cost to the participants and in just a few minutes.
The downtown core is home to the largest expanse of walkways in North America. The Plus 15 pedestrian bridges stand 15 feet above street level giving its coined name. It accounts for 16 kilometres of a climate-controlled network of walkways.
During the winter months, this system enables travel between office towers, retail centres and many parking lots within a 50-block area.
In the summer months, Calgarians get to enjoy the numerous outdoor walkways in the city's core. One of the more popular spots is Prince's Island Park. The park hosts several festivals and performances. There are a number of pathways and bikeways that are a paradise for joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers alike. Paths wind throughout the park and alongside the Bow River, and acts as a great escape from the office for the lunch hour. A comprehensive map of all the City's pathways can be found here.