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Smart cardGatineau has a second option for users of downtown (and boulevard Saint-Joseph) parking meters: smart cards. The obvious advantage of this card is that you no longer need coins, but it also gives you a receipt, and can be used to pay at municipal parking lots.

Where can you get a smart card?

Smart cards are sold at the Hull service centre, at 775 boulevard de la Carrière, suite 200.

How much do they cost?

The smart cards are sold at the initial cost of $5, but you buy a card for up to $100.

Users can top up their cards at the Hull service centre's Division du stationnement, de la brigade scolaire adulte et du contrôle animalier or, using a credit card, at a pay station at the following municipal parking lots:

  • Port de plaisance, 120 rue Laurier
  • Théâtre de l'Île, 1 rue Wellington
  • La Fonderie, 201 rue Montcalm
  • Du Carrefour, 52 rue Lois
  • 15 rue Leduc

Easy to use!

When you use a smart card at a parking meter, just follow these few easy steps:

  1. Insert the card in the meter's slot, with the gold-coloured chip to the left and facing down.
  2. The meter will indicate the balance on the card.
  3. Keep the card in place while the display shows the amount on the card and then starts programming the amount of time for which the meter will be used in 7.5-minute segments ($0.25 per 7.5 minute segments) and $2 per hour. The meter will stop when the card is removed. The amount corresponding to the number of minutes purchased will be debited from the card.
  4. Remove the card when the meter shows the desired amount of time or when the maximum amount of time has been reached.

To pay at a parking lot or top up your card, just follow the instructions at the pay station.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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