Parking Infrastructure Improvement Project

There are three ways to pay for parking with hotspot - an app, fast tap sign or pay station
HotSpot is Red Deer's new parking system. If you’re visiting our downtown for work, attending an event, or supporting a downtown business, you’ll use HotSpot to pay for your parking.

There are three ways to pay for parking with HotSpot:

1. HotSpot mobile app

A free download for iPhone and Android users, the HotSpot app is the easiest way to manage daily parking sessions and monthly permits.

HotSpot app features

By using the HotSpot mobile app to manage your parking, you can:

  • Pay for parking with your phone
  • Extend parking sessions
  • Avoid tickets with auto-alerts
  • Refund unused time back into your account
  • Manage your monthly parking permit

Download HotSpot:

Apple App Store Google Play Store ButtonHotSpot logo 150 px

2. Fast tap signs

Located throughout the downtown parking areas, fast tap signs allow payment through the HotSpot website with a quick scan code. You don’t need a HotSpot account to use the fast tap signs. 

3. Pay stations

If you prefer not to use an app or website, 21 new pay stations are available throughout downtown and hospital zone. 

Multiple payment options are available at the pay stations, including coins, Visa, MasterCard, contactless tap (Visa, MasterCard, Interac), Visa Debit, prepaid Visa and MasterCard gift cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. SmartCard parking cards will also be accepted at the pay stations, but are no longer able to be reloaded and are no longer being sold. 

After using a pay station, you not required to display a receipt of payment in your vehicle.

Pay Station and Parking Zone Map (pdf)

More information

Review The City of Red Deer Parking Management Strategy (pdf).

Questions about downtown parking may be directed to The City’s Inspections & Licensing department at 403-342-8185 or

The City of Red Deer thanks the Government of Alberta for supporting the Parking Infrastructure Improvement Project through Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding.