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Bans can be declared between November 5 and March 15 with 8 hours notice. Don't park on a seasonal parking ban route while the ban is in effect.

Clearing snow becomes very difficult on collector roads and bus routes when vehicles are parked in lanes required by commuters, buses and emergency responders.

Seasonal Parking Ban routes are permanently signed year-long. 

The City encourages Edmontonians that do park on Seasonal Parking Ban routes to check, the City’s social media feeds or phone 311 if it is snowing to confirm if a parking ban has been declared.


Seasonal Parking Bans are declared when significant snowfall leads to plowing on major roads.

  • At least 8 hours of notice will be given to the public.
  • Don’t park on routes marked with “Seasonal Parking Ban” signage. These roads include major roadways, collector roads and bus routes.


Seasonal Parking Bans remain in effect until declared over by the City. Generally, this is once plowing on all major roads and bus routes is complete.

  • Ban remains in effect until the City declares it is over, even if plows and bylaw crews have already cleared your street
  • Don't park on plowed seasonal parking ban routes until the ban is lifted

Ban Updates

  • Digital messaging boards
  • Email to subscribers of Road Maintenance Alerts
  • ETS buses 
  • Facebook
  • Local media
  • Twitter 

Parking Bans and Roadway Alerts

Roadway Alerts

Sign up to be the first to know about major plowing events and parking bans.

Parked on a Seasonal Parking Ban Route

If you're parked on a seasonal parking ban route (major roads, collector roads, bus routes) during a Seasonal Parking Ban you may be subject to being ticketed and towed.

Even after plows have gone through, more equipment may be coming to remove snow or clean up driveways and if more snow is falling or forecasted the ban may be extended.

Ticketed and Towed

Vehicles owners will receive a $100 ticket and may also have to pay the cost of towing/impound fees.

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 between November 5 and March 15, find alternate parking.

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

Where To Park

Vehicles can park in garages, driveways, parking lots and on side roads. Vehicles must be parked off the street or on side roads that are not part of the parking ban.

  • Roads are not intended to be used as designated public parking
  • Roads are for private and commercial vehicle traffic, mass transit and first responders

Handicapped Spaces On Bus Routes
Vehicles authorized to park in designated handicapped spaces are not subject to the ban. Those vehicles parked without proper authorization in those zones will be fined.

Apartments and Condos
Developers are required to provide adequate parking for residents of apartment buildings and condominiums. Guests of those residents or vehicles which exceed the designated number of parking lot spots will have to be parked on side streets or in private parking lots.

Alleys next to bus routes will be the highest priority alleys to be plowed to allow easier access. Alleys will be bladed to a 5 cm snow pack.

For More Information

Roadway Maintenance


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

TTY 780-944-5555

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