Parking Programs

The City of Red Deer runs several different programs to help contribute to the different needs of the community. See what we have available!

Toys for Tickets 2020

Toys for Tickets

What is Toys for Tickets?

The City's Toys for Tickets campaign runs from November 1 to 30 of each year, where people can pay their City of Red Deer parking ticket with a toy in lieu of payment. Toys collected during November are donated to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau, to help achieve the goal of ensuring no child in Red Deer wakes up without a toy on Christmas morning.

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau is a non-profit organization that supports local children and families through different fundraisers.

If you would like to find out how else you can support this organization, or learn about them, please visit their website,

Toys for Tickets - 2020 version

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The City has had to modify our Toys for Tickets campaign. Rather than accepting toys in lieu of parking ticket payments, we will be making a financial donation to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. 

The amount will be determined based on the total of early ticket payments for City of Red Deer parking tickets issued during November 2020. 

For more information, please contact Parking Administration at 403-342-8185 or

Veteran's Parking Program

History of the Program

Since 2010, The City of Red Deer has worked jointly with the Royal Canadian Legion to review and issue passes to applicants who meet the criteria outlined for the program.

Successful applicants receive a City of Red Deer hang tag, allowing them to park at any on-street meter without requiring them to pay. 

Pass holders are required to adhere to all parking signs and regulations, in accordance with the Traffic Bylaw 3186/97, including the time limit specified on the meter where they are parked. 

Who qualifies for a Veteran's Parking Pass?

Any Veteran who has been Honourably Discharged after serving in any of the following can apply for a City of Red Deer Veteran's Parking Pass:

1. In WWI, WWI, Korean War or the Gulf War, as a member of:

  • The Canadian Forces, 
  • an Allied Force,
  • Canadian or Allied Merchant Navy, or
  • the Ferry Command.

2. As a member of the Canadian Forces, meeting the National Defence Professional Classification requirements (MOC qualified)

3. In United Nations or NATO Operations, as a member of:

  • The Canadian Forces,
  • the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
  • other Canadian Police Forces, or
  • an Allied Force.

Supporting documentation is required to be provided as part of the application. Copies of these documents must be in English or French, or a certified translation is required.

How can I apply for a Veteran Parking Pass?

Completed application forms and the required supporting documentation can be submitted either in person or by mail to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #35:

Address: 2310 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer AB  T4R 1M9
Phone: 403-342-0035

To apply, complete the Veteran's Parking Pass application form (pdf) . Application forms are also available at the Legion.