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A citywide parking ban can be declared during the winter season with 8 hours notice.

To achieve safe travel conditions as quickly as possible, we must work together. Edmontonians play a key role in supporting City staff and contractors as they deliver high-quality service more efficiently.

The primary benefit of a ban is clearer roads that are easier and safer to navigate.

The City encourages Edmontonians to sign up for email alerts, check, the City’s social media feeds if it is snowing to confirm if a parking ban has been declared.

How the Citywide Parking Ban Works

The City is implementing a new two-phase parking ban to help City crews clear streets quickly and safely, starting winter 2020. How does it work? How long will it last? Check out the videos below to learn more.

Citywide Parking Ban: Where To Park

There are several parking options depending on what phase of the ban (Phase 1 or Phase 2) is underway. Refer to the Snow and Ice Clearing Route Status Map to see what roads are part of each phase.

Phase 1 Ban

The City clears major roads, core business areas and bus routes.
These are the busier roads, like Jasper Avenue or 124 Street.

Where You Can’t Park

  • On arterial and collector roads (until these roads have been cleared)
  • Bus routes and all roads with ‘Seasonal No Parking’ signs
  • Within the City’s 13 Business Improvement Areas

Where You Can Park

  • You may continue to park your vehicle on residential roads that do not have ‘Seasonal No Parking’ signs
  • Parking garages and public parking lots

Note: For each ban phase, parking will be allowed on roads once they are cleared. You do not have to wait for the City to end the ban before parking on a cleared road.

Phase 2 Ban

The City clears residential and industrial roads.
These are the quieter roads, like the road out front of your house.

Once Phase 1 is complete, the ban will shift to residential and industrial area roads and alleys. No parking on these roads before and during snow clearing.

Where You Can’t Park

  • On residential or industrial area roads (until these roads have been cleared)
  • In residential alleyways

Where You Can Park

  • Any road that has been cleared if parking is allowed there normally, including ‘Seasonal No Parking’ areas
  • In signed snow and ice alternative parking stalls and lots
  • With permission, on surplus parking in a neighbour’s property, for example, a parking space

Note: For each ban phase, parking will be allowed on roads once they are cleared. You do not have to wait for the City to end the ban before parking on a cleared road.

Snow and Ice Alternative Parking Options

Parking SignsSnow and ice alternative parking options provide parking options for Edmontonians in select stalls or lots during Phase 2 of the citywide parking ban.

Approximately 115 individual stalls and 20 full lots are currently available.

Alternative parking locations include select City facilities, parks and Edmonton Public Library (EPL) locations with excess parking whose use does not impact daily operations. A full list of current locations is available on the snow clearing map. Locations will be expanded over time.

Key program points:

  • Stalls are first-come, first-served
  • Stalls are not exclusively reserved for participants of the program; facility users can park in these spaces, if desired
  • Vehicles and contents are left at own risk; no liability is assumed by the facility or the City
  • Powered stalls are not provided
  • Only stalls marked with a Green P and snowflake icon, can be used during this time, vehicles parked in other stalls may be subject to enforcement

Parking Enforcement Paused
When stalls are in use, parking enforcement activities (warnings, tickets, tows), will be paused. This pause only applies to the marked stalls, and only for the duration that parking is restricted in the neighbourhood around the facility.

Stalls Will be Cleared of Ice and Snow
Stalls participating in this program are cleared by City of Edmonton crews (or contractors) during Phase 1 of a parking ban (these lots are a higher priority for clearing). If snowfall continues or restarts, the stalls will continue to be maintained by crews, with spot checks occurring as needed.

Accessible Parking Spaces and Placards

Vehicles in accessible parking spaces with visible accessible parking placards will not be subject to the ban. Those vehicles parked without proper authorization in those zones will be fined.

Apartments and Condos

Developers may provide parking for residents of apartment buildings and condominiums. Guests or residents with vehicles which exceed the designated number of parking lot spots will have to be parked on public roads or in private parking lots.


Alleys will be cleared during both phases of the parking ban. There will be no parking in these areas during each ban phase until they are cleared.

Parking On Road During a Parking Ban

If you're parked on a road that is under a parking ban, you may be subject to being ticketed. View the Snow and Ice Clearing Route Status Map to view what phase of the ban applies to the road you’re parking on.

Ticketed and Towed

Vehicle owners will receive a $100 ticket and may also have to pay the cost of towing/impound fees if they are towed.

Impound Lot - Police Seized Vehicle Section 
Phone: 780-496-8668
Address: 12230 124 Avenue NW

Out of Town

If you’re going out of town or leaving your car on the road for an extended period of time over the winter season, find alternate parking.

The Traffic Bylaw 5590 (Section 26.2) also bans vehicles from parking in one spot for over 72 hours.

Snow and Ice Clearing Route Status Map

This map shows the priority of roads for snow clearing and when they will be cleared once snow has stopped falling. It also shows which phase of the parking ban each road is a part of. 

During parking bans, the map will be activated to display the status of road clearing operations. 

Type in your address or zoom into the area of the City and click on the road segment to see what phase of the ban these roads are a part of.

Road status legend:

  • Planned: Crews will be entering these areas shortly.
  • In Progress: Parking ban in effect. Crews will be entering these areas within the next 72 hours, or are already in the neighbourhood.
  • Completed: Work complete. Park here if allowed normally.

View Map

Parking Bans and Roadway Alerts

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Ban Updates

For More Information

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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