Canmore experienced increased visitation to Quarry Lake in 2020, and parking demand exceeded the parking available. Spillover from the formal parking area affected Highway 742 and adjacent residential areas. Starting in 2021, visitors will be charged for parking at Quarry Lake to help manage demand and fund operating costs associated with extra washrooms and parking lot maintenance. To better manage spillover parking in neighborhoods, a Residential Parking Permit program will be available on the closest portions of roadway within the adjacent neighbourhoods of Peaks of Grassi and Rundleview.
To learn more about parking management in Canmore, please review Canmore's Parking Management Plan.
Quarry Lake Parking Permits
An annual parking permit for Quarry Lake is available to each Canmore residential household address, one permit is available per household at no cost. Additional permits will be charged an administration fee of $20. Permits will be linked to vehicle license plates.
To register for your Quarry Lake Parking Permit click here.
For a step by step guide on how to apply/change/cancel your Quarry Lake Parking Permit pdf click here (1.17 MB) .
Residential Parking Permits
Resident Parking Permits (RPP) are used to manage acute spillover issues in areas in close proximity to pay parking zones. The zones identified are intended to address these areas without overextending and creating additional management work for administration and hassle for residents.
The neighbourhoods of Rundleview and Peaks of Grassi will have an RPP zone established. Residential Parking Permits can be applied for online with two free permits per household. Additional permits are $100. Areas may be expanded by resident request through a petition process if problems are identified outside of the RPP zones.
To register for your Residential Parking Permit click here.
For a step by step guide on how to apply/change/cancel your Residential Parking Permit pdf click here (408 KB) .
Each home in the RPP zones has two free visitor passes allocated to them, which can be managed through your online account. For a step by step guide on how to manage your Visitor Permits click here.
Peaks of Grassi
Paid parking is now in effect, seven days per week, between the hours of 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- $20/4 hours - peak season
- $10/4 hours - off-peak season
Payment can be made in the following ways:
- Using the pay machines on site - credit card payments only
- Downloading the ParkPlus app to your phone
- Using the ParkPlus Virtual Pay Machine
Pay Your Parking Ticket
To pay your parking ticket online click here
If you wish to appeal a Canmore violation ticket you may download and complete the document appeal form (120 KB) . Appeals must be received within 14 days from the issue date of the ticket. For more information on ticket appeals click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
$20/4 hours in peak season
$10/4 hours in non-peak season
For this summer season we will be implementing the program as approved by Council. We will be monitoring use and traffic congestion generated by the recreation areas up 742 to see if there's capacity to consider expanding the pass program or to adjust parking fees in the future.
New bus stops will be created along Highway 742, at Quarry Lake, and the Nordic Centre. Bus stop construction will take place in 2021 in advance of route start-up in order to meet grant funding deadlines.