Snow route parking ban to go into effect Sunday at 10 a.m.

The City of Calgary is advising citizens of a snow route parking ban that will go into effect on Sunday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Due to significant accumulations of snow, the snow route parking bans are expected to be in effect for 72 hours, or until lifted by The City.

“Crews have been working around the clock since the snow started falling on Thursday night,” says Bill Biensch, Roads Maintenance Manager. “With significant accumulations of snow, the parking ban will help us get a head start on bus routes and connector roads.”

Snow route parking bans support snow plowing operations by removing parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently. “Our goal is always to keep the largest amount of Calgarians moving safely as quickly as possible,” added Biensch.

How snow routes work

Calgarians who park on a snow route are asked to move their vehicles during the ban. Vehicles that remain parked on these roads are subject to enforcement, up to and including a parking tag and tow.

Snow routes are marked by a blue sign with a white snowflake. To seen a map of where the snow routes are, visit

Business areas and downtown bans

Vehicles can continue to park in the ParkPlus system zones during the day (from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) during a parking ban.

For more information on the parking bans or to view the snow route maps, visit

The City of Calgary would like to thank Calgarians for their cooperation during snow route parking bans.

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Public Contact Information:
The City of Calgary, 3-1-1 Operations Centre
Phone: 3-1-1 or from outside the local calling area phone 403.268.CITY (2489)