Regina Saskatchewan Parking information, listings and links
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If you drive, where to park is always an issue. Unlike most cities, parking in downtown Regina is pretty easy to fine. There are lots of parkades, lots and metred street parking in the city core. Be sure to have a roll of loonies ($1 coins) and quarters on hand to pay for the empty metre you find. Outside the downtown core parking is generally plentiful. Outside the downtown core, parking is generally plentiful.
In the downtown core, be careful navigating on Regina's one-way streets to get to the desired lot.
On-Street Parking Downtown, expect to feed the standard two hour meter (thought the red meters in loading zones are good for only 20 minutes). 25 cents buys you 20 minutes, so 2 hours will set you back $1.50. The City of Regina polices its street and metered parking, and you can get tickets ranging from $35 to $90, so its always cheaper to feed the meter. Metres are in operation from Monday to Friday, until 6 pm. You can park evenings and Sundays for free, and Saturdays up to 2 hours for free.
Do not attempt to park in a tour bus loading zone, within 5 metres (yards) of a fire hydrant, alley, driveway, or intersection. You WILL be ticketed.
If you are a resident near the downtown core, you can get an on-street parking permit (bring proof of address) for $5.35 (including GST) a year. Tickets & Towing If you are one of the many unfortunates to get a City of Regina parking ticket, you have 10 days to pay and qualify for a ticket reduction of $30. This means a $35 ticket costs you only $5 and a $90 ticket costs you $60. If your ticket remains unpaid then the city issues you a violation ticket which sets a court date scheduled approximately one month after the violation ticket has been issued. If you have any questions about your ticket, contact City of Regina Parking (777-7208) or the City Police (777-8672).
If you fail to appear in court then you are found guilty in absence and an additional fine of $20.00 is added to the outstanding ticket. You can get also arrested for "Failure to Appear in Court" at which time you will be asked to pay your outstanding fines...or else stay a while... Usually the police are quite nice and often drive you by your local friendly instant teller on the way to the police station. But even if you happen to be lucky enough to evade the police ... the city will eventually collect its dues when you go to renew your driver's license or vehicle registration. You must first pay the entire sum of your outstanding fine(s) before getting your renewal. If you get a city parking ticket, we suggest you just pay it.
Should you happen to receive a parking ticket issued by anyone of the private parking companies around town and do not pay it in the stipulated time, then it will most likely make its way to a city collection company (we have yet to be contacted by anyone of these companies). If you continue to violate the parking regulations on any of their lots then they may tow your car to the city impound lot.
Parking Lots There are a lot of parking lots in downtown Regina – almost every block has one. Most office buildings have downtown parking for their tenants and visitors and there are several public parkades for the public. There is also a large off-street lot by Casino Regina and the Canada Post building on the north edge of downtown.