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Transit and Parking

The main campus is located in inner-city Calgary, so there are many ways for you to get to SAIT.


Parking is available in multiple lots on SAIT's main campus. See our Campus Map for lot locations. Parking at Mayland Heights and Aero Centre campuses are free.

Parking passes

Student parking passes are available for purchase online shortly before the beginning of each term. 

Passes for the Winter 2020 semester will go on sale on Jan. 2, 2020, at 8:00 am.

On the date the passes go on sale, students will be placed in an online queue on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended you log in to purchase a pass as soon as they are made available as they sell out quickly.

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Passes for students living in residence

Parking passes are not guaranteed to all occupants. Monthly parking is available in the P1 lot. Fees are paid by term or year.

P1 rates for residents
$565/term + one-time $25 refundable access fee
$1105/year (fall & winter terms) + one-time $25 refundable access fee

All prices include GST.

Passes for students living off-campus

Parking passes are available in limited in quantities to students who live off-campus. Parking is available in the P1 lot. 

P1 rates for non-residents
$135/month + one-time $25 refundable access fee

All prices include GST.

All parking cards must be picked up in person with photo ID by the user of the parking pass.

Visitor parking

Visitors to campus may use any of the visitor lots. Permits are valid for the day of purchase only unless otherwise stated.

A pay-on-exit system is in operation in lots P1, P2, P3 and the P6 SAIT Parking Garage. Express payment can be made by inserting a credit card at the entry and exit terminals. Cash payments are accepted only at one of the six pay stations located in Campus Centre, the P6 SAIT Parking Garage (levels one and three,) Stan Grad Centre, Senator Burns building (end of the NJ wing,) and Thomas Riley building. Payments must be made immediately prior to exiting the parking lot.

Pay-by-plate requires you to purchase parking from the machine by registering your license plate. Pay-by-plate machines are located in lots P5, P7, P8 and P9B. 

As of July 1, 2019, the parking rates for 2019 - 2020 are as follows:

Lot Pay-by-plate (24 hours) Daily rates Evening rates (4:30 pm - 11:59 pm) Weekend rates
P1 (SAIT Way) -- $11/day $11/day $7/day
P2 (Boyce Cres.) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
$5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
P3 (Fowler Dr.) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $14
$7/day $7/day
P5 (Dr. Carpenter Cir.) $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $18
-- $7/day $7/day
P6 (SAIT Parking Garage) -- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $18
$7/day $7/day
P7/P8/P9B (Miller Ave./ Dr. Carpenter Cir.) $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
-- $5/first hour
$1.75/additional 30 minutes thereafter
Daily max: $27
P25 Motorcycles only (Fowler Dr.) -- $5/day $5/day $5/day

We accept SAIT eCards* as a payment option!

Visit our eCard page for more information and to add money to an eCard account online.
*Available to current students only.

Value cards for visitor lots (P1, P2, P3 and P6)

Save on visitor parking rates with a value card! Each purchase of $140 will receive $14 worth of free parking. The maximum value the card will hold is $300.

Value cards can be purchased and reloaded at the Parking Office. Cards can also be reloaded at one of the six pay stations. The balance remaining on the card will be shown whenever the card is used and may also be checked at the Parking Office.

Refunds are not available on lost, stolen or unused portions of value cards. A one-time fully refundable deposit of $10 is required with initial purchase.

Staff Parking

All staff are eligible to park in the P6 parkade garage on level two and three. The P6 lot cost is $160 per calendar month, pro-rating is not available. Please apply in person with your staff ID at the parking office V215. Please note parking passes are limited in quantity and a waitlist may be in effect.

Traffic and parking infractions

SAIT parking lots and roadways are monitored to ensure the safety of our commuters and the quality of our facilities is maintained. Tickets will be issued to vehicles that do not comply with the parking and transportation regulations. Learn more about traffic and parking infractions.

Pay a ticket

Contact the Parking Office

Campus Centre, office V215
Phone: 403.210.4494
Fax: 403.210.4490
Email: campus.parking@sait.ca

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


Train and bus service is available via Calgary Transit. The CTrain stops at the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station directly connected to Campus Centre.

The following bus routes also 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.


Eligible students and employees 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 located on the 10th street bike lane. Bike racks are across campus and bicycle lockboxes can be rented from Recreation. There are two bike locker locations available:

  • in front of The Gateway on the west side of the soccer field
  • in L3 of the P6 parkade.

Call 403.284.8027 to rent a bike locker.

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