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Transit and Parking

The main campus is located in inner-city Calgary, so there are many ways for you to get to SAIT.


Parking is available in multiple lots on SAIT's main campus. See our Campus Map for lot locations. Parking at Mayland Heights and Aero Centre campuses are free.

Parking passes

Student parking passes are available for purchase online shortly before the beginning of each term. 

On the date the passes go on sale, students will be placed in an online queue on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended you log in to purchase a pass as soon as they are made available as they sell out quickly.

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UPDATE in response to COVID-19

We have temporarily reduced parking rates to a flat rate of $6 per day per entry, with monthly permits available for students living in the residence that require overnight parking permission.

Lots P1, P2, P3, and P6 garage will be open for use with a flat rate of $6 per day per entry. These lots require credit card insertion at the entrance, and nothing is required when leaving.

Lot P5, located in front of Begin Tower, P7, P8, P9, P10 and P11 requires the HONK mobile app. Visit  https://www.honkmobile.com/download/ to download the app.

Residents living on campus require a monthly permit for overnight parking, these will be available for a monthly rate of $135 in student lot P1. Permits will be available at residence for pickup generally within the first 48 hours of ordering.

Staff parking will have an option for a monthly rate of $135 in staff lot P6, temporarily reduced from $160 to allow employees in/out privileges with convenience. Staff monthly permits will be available for online purchase.

Payroll deductions will not resume at this time.

Those with parking passes in reserved lots will have their spots held for them when we return to campus.

Lots P12, P15 and P17 will be temporarily closed. Parking in these areas will not be permitted and will be enforced.

Load zone use will be limited.

Visitor parking

Visitors to campus may use any of the visitor lots. Permits are valid for the day of purchase only unless otherwise stated.

A pay-on-exit system is in operation in lots P1, P2, P3 and the P6 SAIT Parking Garage. Express payment can be made by inserting a credit card at the entry and exit terminals. Cash payments are accepted only at one of the six pay stations located in Campus Centre, the P6 SAIT Parking Garage (levels one and three,) Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (end of the NJ wing,) and Thomas Riley building. Payments must be made immediately prior to exiting the parking lot.

Pay-by-plate requires you to purchase parking from the machine by registering your license plate. Pay-by-plate machines are located in lots P5, P7, P8 and P9B. 

As of July 1, 2019, the parking rates for 2019 - 2020 are as follows:

Lot Pay-by-plate (24 hours) Daily rates Evening rates (4:30 pm - 11:59 pm) Weekend rates
P1 (SAIT Way) -- $11/day $11/day $7/day
P2 (Boyce Cres.) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
$5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
P3 (Fowler Dr.) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $14
$7/day $7/day
P5 (Dr. Carpenter Cir.) $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $18
-- $7/day $7/day
P6 (SAIT Parking Garage) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $18
$7/day $7/day
P7/P8/P9B (Miller Ave./ Dr. Carpenter Cir.) $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
-- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
P25 Motorcycles only (Fowler Dr.) -- $5/day $5/day $5/day

We accept SAIT eCards* as a payment option!

Visit our eCard page for more information and to add money to an eCard account online.
*Available to current students only.

Value cards for visitor lots (P1, P2, P3 and P6)

Save on visitor parking rates with a value card! Each purchase of $140 will receive $14 worth of free parking. The maximum value the card will hold is $300.

Value cards can be purchased and reloaded at the Parking Office. Cards can also be reloaded at one of the six pay stations. The balance remaining on the card will be shown whenever the card is used and may also be checked at the Parking Office.

Refunds are not available on lost, stolen or unused portions of value cards. A one-time fully refundable deposit of $10 is required with initial purchase.

Staff Parking

All staff are eligible to park in the P6 parkade garage on level two and three. The P6 lot cost is $160 per calendar month, pro-rating is not available. Please apply in person with your staff ID at the parking office V215. Please note parking passes are limited in quantity and a waitlist may be in effect.

Traffic and parking infractions

SAIT parking lots and roadways are monitored to ensure the safety of our commuters and the quality of our facilities is maintained. Tickets will be issued to vehicles that do not comply with the parking and transportation regulations. Learn more about traffic and parking infractions.

Pay a ticket

Contact the Parking Office

Campus Centre, office V215
Phone: 403.210.4494
Fax: 403.210.4490
Email: campus.parking@sait.ca

Although every effort is made to ensure parking prices are up-to-date, rates are subject to change without notice.

COVID-19 Update

As part of SAIT's ongoing response to COVID-19, the UPass will be suspended for the Spring/Summer 2021 terms.

With the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind, SAIT is following the Government of Alberta’s guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please refer to sait.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information on SAIT's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


Train and bus service is available via Calgary Transit. The CTrain stops at the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station directly connected to Campus Centre.

The following bus routes also provide direct service to SAIT:

Stop location Route numbers
10 St. NW 4, 5, 145, 404
16 Ave. NW 19, MAX Orange 
Lions Park Station and 14 St. NW 10, 19, 40, 89, 91, 404, 405, 414
(Aero Centre) McCall Way @ McCall Lndg. NE 57
(Mayland Heights) Centre Ave. and 19 St.  NE 27, 33, 127
(Point Trotter Campus) Crane and Ironworker Facility  149

Visit Calgary Transit for route and schedule information.


Eligible students and employees get a significant discount on transit rates with the UPass, which provides unlimited rides on Calgary Transit at any time. Learn more about the UPass program and who is eligible to receive one.

Biking to SAIT

SAIT main campus is near many far-reaching pathways and located on the 10th street bike lane. Bike racks are across campus and bicycle lockboxes can be rented from Recreation. There are two bike locker locations available:

  • in front of The Gateway on the west side of the soccer field
  • in L3 of the P6 parkade.

Contact Helpline (403.210.4357) and select option 2 to rent a bike locker.

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