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Bans can be declared between November 5 and March 15 with 8 hours notice. Don't park on a plowed bus route until the ban has been officially lifted.

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


Between November 5 and March 15 when snowfall leads to plowing on major roads.

  • At least 8 hours of notice will be given
  • Don’t park on bus routes 


When work on all major roads and residential bus routes is done the ban will be lifted. 

  • Bans remain in effect until the City declares it is over
  • Don't park on a plowed bus route until the ban is lifted

Ban Updates

Parking Bans and Roadway Alerts

Roadway Alerts

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

Parked on Bus Route

If you’re parked on a bus route 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.

Bus Route Maps

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, 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.

Old Snow Route Program - 48 hours notice

The old snow route ban was designed in the early 1970s and no longer meets the needs of today’s policy. While the former ban required 48 hours notice to residents before plowing, our current policy requires that those same roadways be completed within 48 hours following a snow event. The old snow route system has been eliminated entirely, replaced with the new event-based seasonal parking ban.

Property Value

Seasonal parking bans are common across North American winter cities. The City of Edmonton opted for an event-based ban to minimize impact on citizens while still allowing crews the access they need. Unrestricted on-street parking will be permitted from March 15 – November 15 each year, with the exception of those times when street cleaning is taking place.

For More Information

Roadway Maintenance


Call 311 for more information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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