Jasper Paid Parking Pilot Project 2021
The Paid Parking Pilot Project ends on Monday, October 11th at 5:00pm.
The Municipal Operations Department will begin taking signs down on Tuesday, October 12th. Information on surveys for resident and visitor feedback will be posted at the beginning of November to help determine the future of paid parking in Jasper.
Paid Parking started July 21, 2021. Paid parking is in effect from 9am to 5pm daily for all 2-hour on-street parking in the downtown core at a rate of $2 per hour. Off-street parking in municipal lots is free to use. There is on-street signage directing users to use their mobile device to pay for parking with HotSpot.
There is also a town shuttle service that's operated by Sundog Transportation & Tours Ltd. This service runs daily from 8:30am to 8:30pm with pick-up & drop-off points at Whistler's & Wapiti Campgrounds, Downtown Jasper and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
For more information on shuttle times and pricing please visit Sundog Transportation & Tours Ltd.
Have an opinion about the Paid Parking Pilot Project?
The Resident and Business surveys are now closed. We will ask for your opinion again in the fall, once the pilot project is over, to help determine the future of paid parking in Jasper.
HOW WILL DRIVERS PAY FOR PARKING?
- New signage will be installed to let drivers know about Jasper's new parking program.
- Drivers will be prompted to download and use a parking app on their smartphone, or scan/tap a sign to pay without the need to download an app.
- A cash payment option will be available at the municipal administration office and the fitness & aquatic centre.
HOW WILL THIS IMPACT RESIDENTIAL AREAS?
- Resident parking passes will be required for on-street parking in a one block radius from the pilot project area (see map).
- Residential Zones will be in effect from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily to match the times paid parking is in effect.
- This means residential passes will not be required to park on those blocks outside of those times.
- The Residential Permit is accessible to all Jasper residents.
- Once you’ve created your HotSpot account, you can apply for a residential permit, which will require you to upload a picture of your vehicle registration and Jasper National Park pass as proof of residency. Your license plate will then be registered in the system as a Jasper resident, and you will be able to park in the residential zones between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Download detailed instructions on how to apply for your residential parking permit.
- Residents with a street address within the residential zone will have access to two complimentary guest passes, which they can assign, through the HotSpot app or website, to non-residents to park on their street. Download detailed instructions on how to apply for guest passes.
HOW WILL THIS WORK FOR PRIVATE HOME ACCOMMODATIONS LOCATED IN THE DESIGNATED RESIDENTIAL AREAS?
- Residents with a street address within the residential zone will have access to two complimentary guest passes, which they can assign, through the HotSpot app or website, to non-residents to park on their street.
- These guest passes can be used for Private Home Accommodation (PHA) purposes or for house guests.
- $5 a day PHA guest permits will be available for operators who may require more than two passes for their business or to accommodate house guests. Download detailed instructions on how to purchase PHA passes.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A SMARTPHONE?
- Jasper residents over 65 years of age who do not have a smartphone will be able to register for a Seniors Parking Permit at the municipal Administration Office (303 Pyramid Lake Road). We will also accept applications from representatives of local seniors who are unable to attend in person, as long as the appropriate documentation is provided on their behalf by a family member or friend. This will be a one-time process and will be valid for the duration of the pilot project.
- Users without smartphones are encouraged to park for free in the off-street parking lots.
- Day permits will be available for purchase at the cost of $16 a day from the Administration Office or the Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Day permits can be used anywhere in the paid parking area, and are meant to provide an alternative to visitors (or locals) without smartphones who wish to park downtown.
HOW WILL ENFORCEMENT WORK?
- Bylaw officers will focus on compliance at the beginning of the project. They will communicate the new parking requirements and have the option to issue a warning for first time offenders.
- Bylaw officers will be able to track license plates through the app, and will escalate enforcement after a warning has been issued.
- Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your questions or concerns;
- For technical concerns, please contact HotSpot at email@example.com or 1-855-712-5888.
Public parking in Jasper is not free – it is paid for by residential and commercial property tax payers, and by extension their tenants. The cost of construction, paving, snow removal, sweeping and maintenance is currently funded by property taxes. This project is intended to charge users for the services they use.