AHS parking fees to change April 1

February 20, 2024

Fees pay for parking structure maintenance and new builds

EDMONTON – Effective April 1, 2024, public parking rates at Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities across Alberta will be increased to align with local markets and reflect inflation costs. The adjusted rates will vary by market, but on average, daily rates will go up by $0.75 in large markets and $0.50 in smaller markets.

Specifically, this increase impacts parking at AHS facilities in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Leduc, St. Albert, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray.

AHS’ public parking rates have not been adjusted in more than eight years. The costs of maintaining existing AHS parking structures and building new parking structures have increased, and parking fees must increase to fund these items. 

AHS strives to ensure parking rates are below or at fair market value, and provides cost saving options including:  

AHS must offer appropriate and accessible parking to help deliver high-quality care to Albertans every day. No healthcare dollars go towards parking services at AHS facilities. AHS parking is required to be financially self-sustaining, and AHS is responsible for all maintenance costs, as well as the costs for the construction of any new parkades. 

Visit ahs.ca for detailed rate adjustments in each zone.  

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.