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Prohibited Parking

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A person shall not stop or park a vehicle: 

  • On a sidewalk or boulevard or in a way that obstructs or encroaches on a sidewalk
  • Within 5 meters from a stop sign or yield sign
  • Within 1.5 meters from a private road, driveway or access to a garage
  • On a roadway with a snow windrow
  • On a designated snow route when a parking ban has been declared
  • In a restricted residential parking area without an authorized permit hung from the vehicle's rear view mirror
  • A commercial vehicle exceeding 11,794 kg and/or 8.0 meters in overall length on a private driveway or roadway other than a truck route
  • Within 5 meters from a crosswalk
  • At any place where a sign does not allow stopping or parking
  • In such a manner to block, obstruct, impede or hinder pedestrian or vehicle traffic
  • On a roadway with an expired license plate
  • In an alley, unless a sign allows parking
  • In any manner other than both right wheels of the vehicle not more than 0.5 meters from the right curb
  • Or detach a trailer from a vehicle and park it on a roadway (this does not include a legally parked travel trailer)

Click here for information about parking of Recreational Vehicles.

Abandoned Vehicles

  • A vehicle can be parked a maximum of 72 hours on any residential roadway
  • After 72 consecutive hours, the vehicle is considered to be abandoned and may be removed

Parking for People with Disabilities

  • A valid placard can only be used by the person it is issued to
  • When parked in a designated stall, the valid placard must be hung from the vehicle’s rear-view mirror with the registration number and expiry date visible from outside the vehicle
  • You must leave the vehicle when parked in a stall marked for persons with disabilities
  • For more information about proper placard use visit Service Alberta's website

Bagged Meter Application

Any person requesting to have a parking meter or meters “bagged” to temporarily block the metered space(s) for parking, shall submit an application at least three (3) business days in advance of the request to Enforcement Services. Complete the Bagged Meter Application and return it to

For More Information

City of Grande Prairie Traffic Bylaw # C-1166

Parking Regulations brochure for community members (PDF, 134KB)

Contact Enforcement Services at 780-830-5790 or

Last updated: 11/15/2018 9:52:32 AM