Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Parking

401 First Street SE

Buy permits at the attendant desk on the main floor of the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. For general information, please contact the Esplanade.

There are two parking lots at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. A street-level parking lot offers permitted annual parking. The heated underground parkade offers hourly, daily, or annual parking.


Surface lot

Permit parking Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • $53/month
  • $577/year

Free parking weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and all day on weekends

Underground parkade

Parking Rates:

  • $1/hour
  • $5/day


  • $770/year

How do I pay for parking?

1- Download the HotSpot app to pay for parking on your smart phone!

2- Enter the Esplanade's HotSpot zone number of 6200.

3- Pay for the time you think you'll need, add more if your program runs longer than anticipated - right from your smart phone!


HotSpot is an easy-to-use digital service that allows customers to pay for parking remotely through their smart phone. Download the app and upload a balance to a virtual wallet which is used to make a digital payment while parked in the Parkade. 

The benefits of using the HotSpot app include:

  • Receive notifications before your time expires
  • Option to extend your parking time to avoid a parking ticket
  • Register multiple vehicles
  • View your paid parking history
  • Secure payments


Don't have the app downloaded? Scan a QR code located at Esplanade Parkade and pay by credit card. Alternatively, you can visit the HotSpot website and log-in from your desktop to manage your parking.