Permit Parking and Rates

Hotspot parking permit purchasing instructions

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*
The Employee Flex Permit has moved under Flex Permit - Lot 1,4,6A & 8 as location selection on the HotSpot app and desktop website.

Please ensure to use your MRU email address to create your HotSpot account or change to your MRU email address in your exisiting account before purchasing.
 

How to create a HotSpot account - Mobile App

  1. Download the HotSpot app from Apple or Google App store
  2. Open the HotSpot app on the cellular phone
  3. Scroll to the bottom and press "Not a Member? Get Started"
  4. Select your Country
  5. Select your province
  6. Select your city
  7. Check off "Parking" selection box
  8. Enter your email address and press Next (must be MRU email address)
  9. Choose a Password and press Next
  10. Read through the Terms of Services, then check to accept the disclaimer, then press "Submit"
  11. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Go Pay Per Use"
  12. press "Continue as Pay Per Use"
  13. Prress "YES" on the are you sure pop up screen
  14. Press "Oay" on the Sucess pop up screen
  15. You HotSpot account now created.  Please continue by following the below steps on "How to Purchase a Permit"

How to create a HotSpot account - Desktop Website

  1. Open web broswer and go to https://htsp.ca
  2. Press "Login" on the top right corner
  3. Scroll to the bottom and press "New Parker? Click Here"
  4. Select your city
  5. Enter your email address and press Next (must be MRU email address)
  6. Choose a Password and press Finish
  7. You HotSpot account now created.  Please continue by following the below steps on "How to Purchase a Permit"

 

2022-2023 permits will be available for purchase on August 15. In order to purchase a permit you need to:

How to buy a permit – Desktop

2022-2023 permits will be available for purchase on August 15. In order to purchase a permit you need to:

  1. Login to your htsp.ca account
  2. Select “Permits”, then “Purchase a permit”
  3. Select Calgary, your preferred lot and vehicle plate 
  4. Fall and annual permits will only display when “Today” is selected
  5. Select your permit and proceed to purchase 

How to buy a permit – Mobile App 

2022-2023 permits will be available for purchase on August 15. In order to purchase a permit you need to:

  1. Open the Hotspot app and select “Permits” in the bottom right hand corner
  2. Select “Purchase a permit”
  3. Fall and annual permits will only display when “Today” is selected
  4. Select Calgary, then press "Select a Location" and a drop down menu will appear. 
    1. Scroll through the list and select your preferred location.
  5. Proceed to payment
Other guides:
How to access Gated Lots and Underground Parkades (before 10pm)
Please proceed slowly towards the gate arms and parkade doors, and it will automatically raise.
  1. How to access Gated Lots and Underground Parkades (after 10pm)
  2. How to change license plates and how to add vehicles

Key Dates for 2022-2023 Permit Sales

Parking permits may be purchased online only through the HotSpot app or desktop website.

Valid photo ID is required (MRU ID Card, Driver's License or Passport).

 

June 20, 2022

Temporary Summer 2022 Permits - STAFF (July and August only)

Available for purchase at 10 a.m. ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website. Payroll deduction option is available for eligible staff members.

 

Residence Summer 2022 (Reservation Only) – STUDENTS

Available for purchase at 10 a.m. ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website. Residence permits are based on the requests indicated on residence applications.

All permits are reserved under MRU email addresses. Please ensure your HotSpot account is registered using your MRU email address.

 

Summer 2022 Permits – STUDENTS

Available for purchase at 10 a.m. ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website.

 

Summer 2022 Carpool Permits – STUDENTS AND STAFF

Carpool permits are available for purchase IN-PERSON only starting at 10 a.m.

Aug. 15, 2022

Annual 2022-2023 Permit Sales - STAFF (September 2022 - August 2023)

Annual Staff Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m.

 

Fall 2022 Permits - General Sales – RESIDENCE STUDENTS (Reservation Only)

Fall 2022 and Fall/Winter Residence Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m

 

Fall 2022 Permits - General Sales – STUDENTS

Fall 2022 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m.

Dec. 15, 2022

Winter 2023 Permits - General Sales – STUDENTS

Winter 2023 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m.

April 17, 2023

Spring 2023 Permits - General Sales – STUDENTS

Spring 2023 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m.

June 19, 2023

Summer 2023 Permits - General Sales – STUDENTS

Summer 2023 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE ONLY through the HotSpot app or website at 10 a.m.

 

2022-2023 Fall Permit

Please select "Purchase Permit" on the HotSpot app, or "Purchase Permit For This Month" on the HotSpot desktop website to locate Fall 2022 permits

 

 

Student rates (Permits prices are prorated semi-monthly)

Permit location Price (incl. GST) Available on:
East Gate Parkade - Spring 2023 TBD TBD
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Winter 2023 $511.60 December 15, 2022
East Gate Parkade - Fall and Winter 2022/2023 $1023.20 August 15, 2022
East Gate Parkade - Fall 2022 $511.60 August 15, 2022
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Fall 2022 $511.60 August 15, 2022
East Gate Parkade - Winter 2023 $511.60 December 15, 2022
Permit Lot* - Spring 2023 TBD TBD
Permit Lot Fall and Winter 2022/2023 $926.64 August 15, 2022
Permit Lot Fall 2022 $463.33 August 15, 2022
Residence Students - Spring 2023 TBD TBD
Residence Students - Fall and Winter 2022/2023 $926.64 August 15, 2022
Residence Students Only - Fall 2022 $463.33 August, 15, 2022
Lot 2 - Fall and Winter 2022/2023 $926.64 August 15, 2022
Lot B - Fall 2022 $414.72 August 15, 2022
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Winter 2023 $463.33 December 15, 2022
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Fall 2022 $463.33 August 15, 2022 - In person only
Evening/Weekend** (Permit Lot 1, 4, 6A and 8) $33.25/mth Available
Motorcycle Permit (Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8) $40/mth Available, In Person Only

 

Employee rates (Permits prices are prorated semi-monthly)

Permit location Price (incl GST) Available on:
RMCCL Parkade - Annual 2022/2023 $1832

August 15, 2022

Spaces available, by request only

Riddell Library Parkade - Annual 2022/2023 $1832

August 15, 2022

Spaces available, by request only

East Gate Parkade - Annual 2022/2023 $1535 August 15, 2022
Gated Lots - Annual 2022/2023 $1390 August 15, 2022
Permit Lots* - Annual 2022/2023 $1390 August 15, 2022
Lot A - Annual 2022/2023 $1244

June 20, 2022

by request only

Residence - Annual 2022/2023 $1390 August 15, 2022
Evening/Weekend** (Permit Lot 1, 4, 6A and 8) $33.25/mth Available
Motorcycle Permit (Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8) $40/mth Available, In Person Only

 

Visit the Parking FAQ for more information.


* Permit Lots are lots 1, 4, 6A, 8.  Residence Lots are lots 6 and 9.

** Evening Hours are Monday to Friday from 4pm to 9am the following day, all day Saturday and Sunday. Evening/Weekend permits are available to employees, students, and the general public (MRU Recreation users, Conservatory patrons, etc.)

*** Carpool permits are available at the Parking Office only. Lot 6 Carpool stalls are located in Lot 6 only. East Gate Parkade Carpool stalls are marked and located in level P1 and P2 only. All members of the carpool must be present to purchase the permit. Please review the carpool program guidelines to ensure your eligibility.

 

Access to Parking Lot 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9

Please proceed into MRU campus by using Richardson Way S.W.

Access to Parking Lot 5, 6A, 7, 8, A, B, EGP, RLLC Parkade, and RMCCL Parakde

Please proceed into MRU campus by using Richard Road S.W.

 

Accessible permits

Purchase of an accessible permit requires valid photo ID and Alberta Registration Certificate for your Disabled Placard. For a short term accessible permit, please bring valid photo ID and a doctor's note indicating the reason and the length of time for which the permit is required.

Applicable permits placard (Accessible permits or provincial placard) must be displayed from the rear view mirror and visible from the outside of the vehicle.

 

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle parking is available in-person only for $40 per month. They are located at the entrance of Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8. These are designated areas for motorcycle. Please refer to lot signs for exact location or contact the parking office for details.

 

Flex passes

If you possess any previous year's flex passes, you may visit our service counter in the Cougar Campus Store to obtain a refund.  Digital Flex Day Permits are now available to MRU Employees for $8.75/day through HotSpot (Permit Lots Only).

Please select "Flex Permit - Lot 1,4,6A & 8" as your location, then select "Employee Flex Day Permit".  If you do not see this option, please ensure your account is set to your MRU email address before retrying or contact the Parking Office at parking@mtroyal.ca.

 

Display of permits

Regular permits are sold digitally, display of window placard will no longer be required.

 

Refunds and exchanges

For refunds, please contact the parking office via phone 403.440.6111 or email at parking@mtroyal.ca.

Refunds are calculated based on the requested date on a bi-monthly proration rate (on the 15th and the last day of the month). Refunds will not be issued retrospectively. Please note refunds will not be given once the permits reach the last month of validity. For further information, please contact the Parking Office.

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