Visit rogersplace.com for specific information on getting to the arena, including pick-up/drop off locations and pre-paid event parking.
There are lots of ways to get Downtown, but with many construction projects underway, we suggest you leave plenty of time for your journey.
Here are some tips and tools to make getting Downtown easier.
Beat the crowds: use Edmonton transit to get to and from Downtown for special events.
Once aboard, Capital Line LRT service typically gets riders into Downtown in 20 minutes or less from end-of-the-line stations. Get off at Churchill or Bay/Enterprise Square stations, and walk a few blocks to beat the crowds. Plus, four LRT stations offer free parking.
Over 40 bus routes provide service within walking distance of Rogers Place, including routes operating from locations with free parking.
Regular transit fares apply for bus and LRT use.
For more transit tips and schedule information, visit takeETS.com/Downtown.
About 20,000 vehicles travel to and from Downtown during our peak hour weekday traffic. Now, we’ll see a portion of that vehicle traffic on evenings and weekends too.
Planners estimate that only 6,000 vehicles will travel and park Downtown for an event at Rogers Place, as there are many other options such as transit, walking, biking and carpooling.
Also, traffic for evening events travels in the opposite direction from commuters going home, which means there will be minimal impacts on commuter travel time.
Event-goers should still leave themselves extra time and check their route, as road closures will frequently change with the many projects under construction Downtown.
Traffic during events
With more events and festivals Downtown, leave yourself extra time. Better yet, leave early and explore the many points of interest our core has to offer.
For events at Rogers Place, the Oilers Entertainment Group is responsible for planning and managing event day traffic. Later this summer, visit rogersplace.com for specific information on getting to the arena, including pick-up/drop off locations and pre-paid event parking.
There are over 18,000 parking stalls within the Downtown core - nearly half of which are within a five-minute walk of major destinations, and the others are within a ten-minute walk. Right now, most Downtown parking spots sit empty on the evenings and weekends!
With options such as transit and carpooling, a major event at Rogers Place is expected to only use 6,000 stalls. That leaves plenty of parking for other Downtown destinations.
The City has recently replaced 3,300 coin parking meters with over 375 EPark machines. This new system allows you to pay for parking at the machine with coin or credit card, or from the comfort of your car with your mobile browser, app or by texting or calling.
View the EPark zones close to Rogers Place.
EPark hours of operation in downtown zones have been extended from 6pm to 10pm on Rogers Place event nights, at a rate of $3.50 per hour. The affected EPark zones are from 97 Street to 109 Street and from Jasper Avenue to 107 Avenue. These extended hours will be in effect on Monday through Saturday evenings during Oilers and Oil Kings games and major events/concerts at Rogers Place. Visit Rogers Place to see when major events are taking place. The two-hour parking restriction in this area has also been increased to five hours.
The City also owns and operates the City Hall Parkade and the Library Parkade. These parkades are not available on Parking Panda, and will instead be first-come first-serve. Canada Place Parkade and City Centre West Parkade will be available on Parking Panda.
This video explains more about how to pay with EPark, and which payment method is right for you.
Wherever vehicles are left unattended, theft can be a problem. Thieves are looking for easy targets: doors left open and valuables and personal items left in plain view. Even seemingly worthless items like bags, loose change and clothing can attract thieves. Prevent break-ins by locking your doors and removing your stuff.
Shared-use paths, River Valley trails and on-street bike routes can take you right into the downtown for special events.
Check out the new bike parking next to Rogers Place and MacEwan LRT station. Security cameras watch over bike racks on the north side of Rogers Place 24/7 so you can enjoy the fun without worry.
Get the most up-to-date information about construction disrupting your ride into the downtown. Watch for road construction on designated bike routes or paths, it may mean a detour to the nearest alternative cycling route.
The majority of Downtown destinations are within a five to ten minute walk of one another. For example, it takes less than ten minutes to walk from the Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station to Rogers Place.
Finding your way is going to be easier than ever, with street-level and pedway maps that show you where you are and how to get to your destination. These will be installed later this summer, before Rogers Place opens.
Downtown Visitor Map (5.74MB)