The HotSpot Parking, Transit and Taxi mobile app allows users to pay for parking, transit, and taxi all from your mobile device! This provides you with a relaxed, care-free travel experience while visiting local shopping and tourist areas.

Your first 30 minutes of parking or first transit ticket is on us.

With HotSpot Parking, you can:

• Pay for and top-up your parking sessions from your phone.
• Refund unused parking sessions back to your HotSpot Wallet.
• Receive alerts 15 minutes prior to your session expiring and when your session has expired.
• Pay for parking tickets by simply taking a picture of your ticket and paying it through the HotSpot app.
• Get free or subsidized parking through merchant validation at HotSpot businesses.
• Use our real-time parking maps to find available parking.
• Purchase permits and manage your vehicles in the HotSpot app or online dashboard.
• With our user-friendly NFC tap system, pay through the HotSpot app by tapping your mobile phone at the gate.
• Manage multiple parkers under a corporate fleet account.

With HotSpot Transit, you can:
*Available in select cities
• Purchase digital transit tickets.
• Purchase monthly student, adult, and senior passes.
• Display your valid digital pass on your mobile phone when boarding the bus.
• View live transit maps to track bus locations.
• Use our Trip Planner to identify what bus to take and where the stops are.

With HotSpot Taxi, you can:
*Available in select cities
• Book a taxi.
• Receive dispatch notifications, such as estimated time for taxi to arrive and when the taxi has arrived.
• Pay your taxi driver through the app.
• Rate your driver to help us improve.

Savings and Community Donations:
• All valid CAA members in Canada receive great HotSpot membership savings. Members receive the Annual Plan for only $18/year.
• CAA Atlantic Canada offers a FREE annual HotSpot membership to their Premier package.
• HotSpot has partnered with United Way to give members the opportunity to give back to their community. Donate from unfinished parking sessions to help your local United Way build stronger, more prosperous communities for all.

Customizable Interface:
• You can choose the view on your Home page to be either Parking or Transit.
• You can change the app’s theme colour.

We hope you enjoy these awesome features and appreciate your support!

Much Love,
The HotSpot Team

What’s New

Version 13.1.32

Added a new shortcut button to make it easier to manage credit cards.
Added a button to password inputs to display passwords to make it easier to spot and correct typing errors.
Added support for new student passes.
Added transit schedules to the menu, as well as when boarding buses.
Added several options in the Settings menu to toggle transit notifications and emails.
Adjusted language in several places to help clarify functionality and use.
Many bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

RyantheRed ,

Shame on all parties

I don’t know how Charlottetown PEI chose this app for their parking meters because it is the least user friendly, most blatantly money-grubbing app I’ve ever seen outside perhaps dating apps.

As a visitor, I had to pay $10 minimum to park, plus a $2 membership fee billed annually, and had to know EVERYTHING about my RENTAL car including the year it was manufactured. It took 15 minutes to work through the sign up process and then afterwards I am left feeling angry. Some vacation experience there, PEI. I’d think your local tourism reliant economies would demand more of you.

And to the developers of this app, seriously? You guys are the textbook example of bad ux and bad app design. I could write 30 pages on your mistakes. ,

Bad on all fronts

First, it’s annoying enough that you have to sign up with an email in addition to your mobile number, when the latter should be enough. Second, the app requires you to enter your CC by hand — no scanning or auto filling is allowed. Third, requiring preloading funds instead of charging per session is even more awful. But charging a “membership fee” on top of all that? Sorry, I’m taking my 30 minutes free parking and feeding the meter instead.

kuncca ,

Do not download!

As others have said, your are REQUIRED to pay $2 a month ($24/yr) as a “membership” fee and this is BEFORE you can even add a MINIMUM of $10 to their “wallet”. So paying $2 for 2 hours of parking will require you to add 10 bucks to the app and then pay $2 per month there after. Basically you pay $10 for 2 hours of parking (5x what it the actual price). This app is garbage. Do yourself a favor and skip the hassle and this app.

App Privacy

The developer, HotSpot Parking Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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