PARKING QUICK FACTS
Members: Engage and Inspire Members receive FREE parking after 8:45a.m.
Non-members: A nominal $7 daily fee per vehicle is payable upon exit at the north lot at: Guest Relations, Pay-on-foot stations or at the exit (credit card only at exit). At the west parking lot visitors pay for parking at the gate upon entry to the zoo and show their parking receipt or membership card upon exit.
Grace Period: There is a 30-minute grace period for drop-offs including LRT Kiss & Ride, Zoo Camps, School Programs and zoo visitors.
LRT Parking: 500 of the 1800 total parking spaces in the north lot are designated for LRT commuter use until 8:45 a.m. at a $7 daily parking fee per vehicle.
Parking Lot Renovations:
Many people have historically assumed incorrectly that the zoo’s parking lots are public city-operated lots. For more than twenty years, the Calgary Zoo has paid for all maintenance costs from its operating funds – including snow removal, repairs and upgrades, landscape maintenance, garbage collection, and security. Zoo visitors have therefore subsidized the use of the parking lots by commuters who have not purchased zoo admission. Now zoo members receive FREE parking after 8:45 a.m. as part of their member benefits and other lot users pay a daily fee for use.