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Parking and Transportation Services

Parking Permits

A limited number of parking permits will be available January 1, 2023 and can be purchased through the HotSpot app. Permits may be purchased in-person at the Campus Store beginning January 3, 2023, depending on availability.

Please note, the parking office will be closed from December 24, 2022 - January 3, 2023.


NEW - Updated June 9, 2022 

The Board of Governors have approved new Parking and Traffic bylaws effective Friday, July 1, 2022. 

As of this date, infractions will be imposed directly by Mount Royal University’s Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and the Calgary Parking Authority will no longer issue tickets. Should you receive a parking ticket, fines will be reduced by 50% if paid within 10 days of being issued. For a full list of infractions, rates and how to pay for parking tickets, please visit the Parking FAQ.

With the new Parking and Traffic Bylaws in place, the annual permit calendar will shift, running from September 1 to August 31. This change means you may have to buy a one-time temporary summer permit, which will be available for purchase on Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Annual 2022/2023 parking permits for employees and Fall 2022 semester permits for students will be available for purchase Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. using your Hotspot account.  

 If you have any questions regarding these changes, please email parking@mtroyal.ca.


Hotspot Parking App

Parking payments on campus are processed using the HotSpot app. This includes all visitor lots. 
Day passes are subject to HotSpot fees. When purchasing a day pass on the app, you will have the option to pick between $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 per month, or $20 per year fee.

To complete payment through the HotSpot app, please follow the steps below:

Option #1: Download the HotSpot app

  • Download the HotSpot app from the Apple or Google app store

  • Follow the prompts to set-up your own personal account and choose a Hotspot membership (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance). 

  • Add money to your ‘virtual’ HotSpot wallet

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot to start paying for parking 

  • Parking payments will be automatically deducted from your HotSpot ‘virtual’ wallet

Option #2: Use the QR codes or use NFC capability on signs located in the parking lots

  • Scan the QR code or simply touch your cellular device to the Fast Tap signs located in the parking lot

  • You will be redirected to the HotSpot parking payment page. Note that this is a pay-per-use option and subject to a $0.35 fee per transaction. No membership is required however, Google Pay or Apple Pay must be set up on your mobile device.

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot, along with your license plate number. Payments are made by Google Pay and Apple Pay only. 

Option #3: Visit htsp.ca to make desktop payments

  • If you do not have a smartphone, visit htsp.ca to create an account and use your desktop to make payments. Membership fees apply (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance).

Note that the pay-per-use option available on the app and desktop requires users to upload funds ($20 minimum) to your virtual wallet. Unused funds can be refunded by contacting HotSpot at support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

For any questions regarding HotSpot, please contact support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

Parking office is open for in-person services.  For other parking inquiries, please email parking@mtroyal.ca