Parking

Parking lot upgrades

We’ve introduced a streamlined parking experience at SAIT’s main campus! New parking gate terminals and pay stations feature QR code scanners and more payment options, including debit, credit and mobile payment.

Monthly parking permit holders — simply scan your QR code at the parking gate terminal to enter and exit your designated lot, or use your physical access card.

Daily users and visitors — quickly pay for gated lot parking at any pay station or exit terminal, or by using the new mobile parking platform Parkedin™.

Purchase monthly parking permits or pay/appeal fines by visiting our parking self-service portal:

Parking self-service portal

See our campus map for lot locations.

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

P1 SAIT Way

Payment options:

  • Monthly parking permit
    • Students: $105/month
  • Payment at exit: Visa, Mastercard, debit, value card, Parkedin™. No cash.
  • Pay stations: P6 (level 1), Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (NJ wing), Thomas Riley building.
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Flate rate / Per entry 4:30 pm+ Per entry
n/a n/a $8/day n/a $5

P2 Boyce

Payment options:

  • Payment at exit: Visa, Mastercard, debit, value card, Parkedin™. No cash.
  • Pay stations: P6 (level 1), Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (NJ wing), Thomas Riley building.
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $27/max n/a $5

P3 Fowler

Payment options:

  • Payment at exit: Visa, Mastercard, debit, value card, Parkedin™. No cash.
  • Pay stations: P6 (level 1), Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (NJ wing), Thomas Riley building.
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $15/max $5 $5

P5 Carpenter

Payment options:

  • Register your license plate at the pay machine or with Parkedin™.
  • Visa, Mastercard, debit, Parkedin™. No cash.
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $20/max $5 $5

P6 Garage

Payment options:

  • Monthly parking permit
    • Employees: $135/month (valid on level 2 or 3 only) 
  • Payment at exit: Visa, Mastercard, debit, value card, Parkedin™. No cash.   
  • Pay stations: P6 (level 1), Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (NJ wing), Thomas Riley building.
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $12/max $5 $5

P7 Carpenter

Payment options:

  • Register your license plate at the pay machine or with Parkedin™.
  • Visa, Mastercard, debit, Parkedin™. No cash.  
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $27/max $5 $5

P8 Miller

Payment options:

  • Register your license plate at the pay machine or with Parkedin™.
  • Visa, Mastercard, debit, Parkedin™. No cash.  
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $27/max $5 $5

P9B Miller

Payment options:

  • Register your license plate at the pay machine or with Parkedin™.
  • Visa, Mastercard, debit, Parkedin™. No cash.  
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
$5 $1.75 $27/day $5 $5

Reserved lots P9, 10, 11, 12, 15

Payment options:

  • Monthly parking permit
    • P9, 11, 12, 15: $180/month
    • P10: $135/month
Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Motorcycle P25

Parking options:

Day Evening Weekend
First hour +30 mins Daily max 4:30 pm+ Per entry
n/a n/a $5/day n/a $5

Monthly parking permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits are limited in quantity, and a waitlist may be in effect.

Monthly parking permits can be purchased online with a credit card.

Visit SAIT's parking self-service portal and select the permit you wish to purchase. Once purchased, you’ll receive a confirmation email including the payment receipt, permit number and permit start date.

Your QR code parking permit will be attached to the email — save the QR code to your phone or print it out for easy access when approaching an entrance terminal.  

Purchase a parking pass online

Student monthly parking permits

Student monthly parking permits for lot P1 are available for purchase online shortly before the beginning of each term. Monthly parking permits for students are available at a monthly rate. Students can set up recurring monthly payments or prepay for two, four or eight months. Check the sale begin date and time within the self-serve portal to learn when permits will be available.

Residence monthly parking permits

Students living on campus in residence require a monthly parking permit for overnight parking. Residence permits are available for lot P1 at a monthly rate. Students living in residence can set up recurring monthly payments or prepay for two, four or eight months.

Employee monthly parking permits

SAIT employees can purchase a monthly parking permit for lot P6. The permit is valid on levels 2 and 3. Pro-rated costs are not available. Recurring billing is offered via credit card through the online self-serve portal.

FAQs

How does the QR code parking permit system work?

When you arrive at the entrance or exit gate, scan the QR code from your mobile device on the scanner located at the bottom left of the entrance or exit terminal. The gate arm will lift, and you can enter or exit the lot.

📲 Scanning tips: If scanning from your mobile device, remember to turn up the brightness. Hold the QR code a few inches below the scanner so the device can properly read the code.

How should I save my QR code parking permit?

Keep your QR code saved somewhere handy for easy access when arriving at the entrance gate. The QR code parking permit can be used in both digital and print formats, including:

  • a digital PDF saved to your mobile device
  • a photo or screenshot saved to your mobile device
  • a printout of the QR code permit.

Is my physical access card still valid for accessing my designated parking lot?

Your physical access card is still valid for accessing your designated parking lot. You must obtain a new parking permit if the physical access card expires or becomes invalid.

Can I still receive a physical access card?

Yes, a physical access card can still be provided upon request. A $25 access card fee will be charged, then refunded upon return of the access card.

Visitor and daily parking are available at daily rates in lots P1, P2, P3, P5, P6, P7, P8, and P9B.

Motorcycle parking is available in lot P25.

Daily permits are valid for the day of purchase only unless otherwise stated.

How to pay at gated parking lots (P1, P2, P3 and P6)

Daily parkers or visitors who require short-term parking at a gated lot can choose to pay one of four ways:

  • at one of the pay stations located across campus
  • at the parking lot exit gate
  • with their mobile device using Parkedin™ 
  • at the Parking Office using a SAIT eCard (current students only)

⏩ Pro tip: Speed up exiting gated lots by paying at a pay station ahead of time.

Pay at a pay station

To pay at a pay station, scan the QR code on your entry ticket and follow the payment prompts.

Upon exit, scan the QR code on your entry ticket using the scanner at the bottom left of the exit terminal. The gate arm will then lift, and you can exit the lot.

Pay station locations:

  • P6, level 1
  • Stan Grad Centre
  • Senator Burns building, NJ wing
  • Thomas Riley building

Pay at the exit gate

To pay at the exit gate, scan the QR code on your entry ticket using the scanner at the bottom left of the exit terminal.

The amount owed will be displayed, and you can pay with:

  • a credit or debit card
  • the ParkedinTM app
  • a value card.

The gate arm will then lift, and you can exit the lot.

ParkedinTM app

Parkedin™ is SAIT’s new mobile parking platform, allowing you to scan to pay for parking from your mobile phone. It’s free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

To pay using Parkedin™, use your mobile device to scan the QR code on the entry ticket you received upon entering the parking lot. Follow the prompts to prepay for parking. Upon exiting the lot, scan the QR code using the scanner at the bottom left of the exit terminal.

Value cards

Save on daily parking with a value card! 

🏷️ Even more value: In response to more students and employees returning to campus in Fall 2023, the Parking Office is offering more savings for value card purchases. For every $120 loaded on a value card, get an additional $30 in free parking ($150 total value).

The maximum value the card will hold is $330.

Value cards can be purchased and reloaded at the Parking Office. Cards can also be reloaded at one of four pay stations in P6 (level 1), Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (NJ wing) and the Thomas Riley building.

Your value card’s remaining balance will appear whenever the card is used and may also be checked at the Parking Office.

Refunds are unavailable on lost, stolen or unused portions of value cards. A one-time fully refundable deposit of $10 is required with your initial purchase.

SAIT parking lots and roadways are monitored to ensure the safety of our commuters and the quality of our facilities. Tickets will be issued to vehicles not complying with parking and transportation regulations.

Violations include:

  • Not paying for a parking space
  • Parking on a roadway or no parking zone
  • Parking in a loading area longer than 30 minutes with no permit
  • Parking overnight without authorization
  • Parking without a permit/authorization
  • Parking or driving on a sidewalk or landscaped area
  • Obstructing a posted fire lane or emergency zone
  • Expired permit or non-payment of permit
  • Not replacing an illegal, lost or stolen permit
  • Parking with a stolen, counterfeit or altered permit
  • Parking incorrectly in a lot
  • Parking over the posted time limit
  • Parking within gated lots when not authorized
  • Parking when the right to park has been suspended
  • Reckless or careless driving or exceeding the speed limit
  • Moving, damaging, defacing, altering or manipulating a control device
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian
  • Failure to comply with the no-idling program
  • Failure to comply with a traffic control sign or signal
  • Immobilization (boot)

Pay a fine

Fines can be paid online with a credit card or at the Parking Office. In-person payment is accepted by cash, cheque, debit, Visa and Mastercard.

Pay a fine online

Appeals

An appeal of a parking fine must be submitted within five days following the ticket's issue date. Tickets can be appealed in the following cases:

  • mechanical failure of parking payment devices (only when no other functioning device was available)
  • a factual error in the parking ticket, including location, license plate number or date and time
    genuine extenuating circumstances over which the appellant had no control.

Appeals can be made online or by obtaining a notice of appeal form from the SAIT Parking Office. Appeals made outside the required time allowance or without proper justification will be denied.

Make an appeal online

Transit

Train and bus service is available via Calgary Transit. The CTrain stops at the SAIT/AUArts/Jubilee station. 

Please noteCTrain access through Campus Centre is closed in connection with the Campus Centre Redevelopment project.  

The following bus routes 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.

UPass

Eligible students 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 is located on the 10th street bike lane. Bike racks are available across campus and secure bike lockers can be rented on level 3 of the P6 parkade. Contact residence@sait.ca to rent a bike locker.

Please note: The bike lockers previously available in front of The Gateway on the west side of the soccer field are not accessible due to construction in connection with the Campus Centre Redevelopment project.  

Contact us

Parking Inquiries
Parking Office

NN104, Senator Burns Building

403.210.4494 campus.parking@sait.ca