Parking Downtown

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Parking Options

The City of Medicine Hat provides a number of parking options for visitors, shoppers and workers in the downtown area. On-street parking is free with a maximum time limit of two hours in one location. The off-street parking lots include parking for permit holders and free parking with limitations for the general public.

Business owners and workers in the downtown are encouraged to purchase pass holder permits to secure available parking spaces in designated areas. For the safety and consideration of everyone, parking is monitored and violators will be ticketed.

General Information
Where can I park off-street in downtown Medicine Hat?
Links to parking lot locations via Google Maps are located below under Parking Lot Information. The lots available are for pass holders and public parking. Public parking may be limited to specific hours and have time limits. Details for specific parking lots and the transit terminal parkade are listed under the Parking Lots section.

universal accessibility symbolWhat about accessibility?
City off-street parking lots have designated accessible parking stalls. You must have your special Accessibility Pass displayed properly to be able park in these stalls.


Why can I only park for two hours on the street?

The City wants to ensure that parking options are available for everyone visiting and working downtown. The on-street parking is intended for visitors and short-term stays in the downtown. Those requiring long-term parking solutions should use the available locations with permit parking for pass holders.

Parking Lot Information

Parking Lot Paid Parking  Fees  Free Parking Location

Chokecherry Parking Lot

Pass holder parking with valid permit

$50/month
$544/year

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map

Cottonwood Parking Lot

Pass holder parking with valid permit

$50/month
$544/year

8 AM - 6PM for a maximum of 2 consecutive hours

 

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map

Esplanade Parking

Surface

Pass holder parking with valid permit

$50/month 

$544/year

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map

Esplanade Parking
Underground (heated)

Pass holder parking with valid permit

 

Purchase tickets from dispenser

$1/hour
$5/day
$726/year
None Map

Linden Parking Lot

Pass holder parking with valid permit


$50/month
$544/year

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends 


Map

Transit Terminal

2nd Floor

Electrical Plugins

Covered

Pass holder parking with valid permit
$66/month
$726/year

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map

Transit Terminal
2nd Floor

No Electrical Plugins

Covered

Pass holder parking with valid permit
$55/month
$605/year

6 PM - 8 AM

Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map

Transit Terminal Parkade

3rd Floor

No Electrical Plugins

Uncovered

Pass holder parking with valid permit

 

Purchase tickets from dispenser 8 AM - 6 PM

$1/hour
$5/day

$50/month

$544/year

6 PM - 8 AM
Monday - Friday

 

All day weekends

Map
Prices include GST. Location maps are generated through Google Maps®.  

Parking Permits

Can I buy a partial month/year permit?
This varies depending on location. Call 403.529.8318 for more information.

Are permits interchangeable between lots?
Parking permits are not interchangeable between lots.

Why do I have to sign a parking agreement?
The parking agreement is your proof of purchase. It outlines the terms and conditions that both parties agree to undertake. For example, the City of Medicine Hat may need to contact you about your permit if doing parking lot repairs.

What if I lose my permit?
Parking permits may be replaced, at the sole discretion of the City of Medicine Hat, by providing a copy of the original parking agreement and the license plate of the vehicle the permit is displayed on.

Can I be fined for not displaying a valid parking permit?

Yes, you may be ticketed. You must have your valid parking permit displayed properly at all times for viewing by parking lot attendants, security guards and Bylaw officers.

Where can I buy a parking permit?
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Parking:
Permits for yearly Esplanade surface and underground parking can only be purchased at the Attendant/Security desk on the main floor at the Esplanade, 401 First Street SE.

Cottonwood Parking Lot, Chokecherry Parking Lot, Linden Parking Lot and Transit Terminal Parkade:
Permits for monthly or yearly passes for these locations are available at the Cashiers’ desk on the main floor at City Hall, 580 First Street SE during regular working hours Monday to Friday.

Purchasing Parking Permits Parking permits for Transit Terminal Parkade, Chokecherry, Cottonwood and Linden parking lots are purchased through City Hall Cashiers at 580 First Street SE. Parking permits for the Esplanade are purchased from the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre at 401 First Street SE. 


Additional Parking Information
Please call 403.529.8318.

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