Foothills Medical Centre Parking Project

On September 26, Alberta Health Services will begin construction of the new 2,000 stall parking structure at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) in the main public parking area (Lot 1) at the hospitals’ main entrance. Parking will not be available at this location for three years while we are building new infrastructure to better serve and treat Albertans.

Patients and visitors will be given priority parking on site and are asked to park at one of four alternate locations at FMC.

Please note these changes are not effective until 12 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2016.

Please note from September 26 to October 5 the patient drop off areas at the Main Entrance of the Foothill Medical Centre will be temporarily moved to accommodate some construction. Signage and staff on site will direct patients and visitors to the temporary drop off areas which will be adjacent to Hospital Drive.

Use the Best Entrance

Using the best entrance to the Foothills Medical Centre will make it easier for you to get to the correct building.

For any emergency, use the Emergency Entrance off 29th Street NW.

For all non-emergency visits, use the West Entrance located just off 16th Avenue North. If you are coming from the west, use exit onto West Campus Boulevard.

Arriving from the east, use the West Campus Boulevard turn-off from 16th Avenue.

For the University of Calgary Foothills Campus, use the East Entrance off 29th Street.

Drop-off Patients or Visitors

Drop-off areas are available so you can drop off patients and visitors close to their building before you find parking.

For building... ...use drop-off:
All Emergencies Emergency
Main Hospital A
Special Services Building B
Tom Baker Cancer Centre C or D
South Tower D
McCaig Tower E
Health Sciences Centre F
Grace Women’s Health Centre G
North Tower G
Find the Best Parking Lot

Based on the building you are looking for, use the closest possible parking.

For building... ...use parking:
Main Hospital West Parking
Special Services Building South Parking
Tom Baker Cancer Centre South Parking
South Tower South Parking
McCaig Tower West Parking
Health Sciences Centre North Parking
Grace Women’s Health Centre East Parking
North Tower East Parking
Pay for Parking

Parking Offices


Phone: (403) 944-1014

Once you have parked, pay for parking at any meter or proceed to the nearest parking office to purchase a longer term parking pass.

For parking area... ...meter locations:
Emergency Emergency Lobby
East North Tower Main & Bsmt East Lot Kiosks
North North Parkade Levels 2 & 3
West Main floor lobby &near elevators & stairwells in all parkade levels
South South Tower Lobby and South Parkade Levels 2 & 3

For parking meter and parking office locations, please see the Parking Payment Map.

Parking Offices:

North Tower: Room 060 Women’s Health Centre
Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)

North Parkade: Ground level by elevator lobby
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week

West Parkade: Ground level, McCaig Tower beside parkade elevators
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week

Vehicle & Height Restrictions

Propane powered vehicles are not permitted in the parkades.

Height restrictions:

South Parking 2.7 meters (8 ft 10 in)
North Parking 2.1 meters (6 ft 11 in)
West Parking 2.0 meters (6 ft 6 in)

Public Parking Rates

Public Parking Rates:

All parking: $2.25 per half hour or portion thereof $14.25 per 24 Hours

Public Parking Passes:

All parking: $40.00 per week available at any FMC parking office

$71.00 per month available at any FMC parking office with an authorization form from the nursing unit or social worker

  • Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
  • Pay by plate parking meters accept Canadian coins (5¢,10¢,25¢,$1,$2) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).
  • Parking meters DO NOT provide change.
  • Parking Offices accept payment by cash, credit card or debit.
  • Receipts from daily or hourly parking fees cannot be used.


Public surface lots: located in each surface lot

Underground Parkade: located close to elevators/entrance on each level

Display of valid government-issued parking placard or license plate for persons with disability is required. Parking rates apply.