City of Edmonton’s rules on parking recreational vehicles such as RVs, motorhomes, and campers.

Where can residents park their large recreational vehicles?

Between April 1 and October 31, a RV may be parked on the front of a residence without a back lane provided that the vehicle is parked 2 metres back from the interior edge of the sidewalk or 2 metres back from the curb if there is no sidewalk.

Between October 31 and April 1, a RV must be stored in the rear yard or inside a garage on a residence.

Where access to a rear yard or garage is not possible, a RV must be stored on a site approved for such storage. Fines for the improper parking of a RV and utility vehicle range from $50 to $210. For more information on regulations and bylaws, visit

To register a bylaw complaint call 311 for 24-hour information and access to City of Edmonton programs and services. Or, if outside of Edmonton, 780-442-5311.

What is a recreational vehicle?

On a city street:

Any vehicle parked on a city street that is equipped for sleeping is considered a RV.

On private property:

A RV is considered any motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, camper not mounted on a truck, or any vehicle or object that a development officer deems to be a large recreational vehicle. RVs on private property do not include boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, jet skis or motorcycles, small utility trailers, camper van conversions, tent trailers or campers mounted on trucks. Can a RV or utility trailer be parked on a city street?

In the city, RVs can be parked only on the roadway immediately beside the owner or operator’s residence and for no more than 72 consecutive hours.

After 72 hours a RV must be moved off the city street for at least 48 consecutive hours before it may be parked again on the roadway beside the owner or operator’s residence.

Unattached trailers cannot be parked on city streets at any time including (but not limited to) tent trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers, campers not mounted on truck, etc.

A RV on a highway or public place cannot be occupied as a temporary dwelling.


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