Transportation and parking

You can drive, bike, or take transit to NorQuest College. Learn more about the transportation options available to you.

Driving or biking to NorQuest?

Visit Parking for information on parking or storing your bike on campus.

Taking transit?

NorQuest College's Edmonton campus is conveniently located along major transit routes. The Corona Station LRT is located one block south of the Edmonton campus. Numerous bus routes are also close by.

U-Pass

The U-Pass (or Universal Transit Pass) program provides unlimited usage of regular transit service from:

Special event, contracted, and charter service is excluded.

The U-Pass is mandatory for all eligible students. Full- and part-time NorQuest College students who have been assessed the Students’ Association fee and are taking classes within the Edmonton city limits are eligible for the U-Pass.

Arc card

The Arc card is an electronic fare payment system for transit services in the Edmonton region. It acts as your bus pass and once you have added your U-Pass to it, you will be able to start using transit with it.

Where do I get an Arc card?

You can pick up your free Arc card at the SANQC Service Centre (Room 1-086, SCFL).

How do I load my U-Pass onto my Arc card?

Log in to MyQuest, where you will see the Arc icon. Click it to access the area to load your U-Pass onto your Arc card. It should take as little as 15 minutes to activate. Once you add your U-Pass, you can start using your Arc card for transit.

Learn more about the Arc card for U-Pass.

Opting out

You may opt out of the U-Pass if you meet one of the following:

  • have a valid CNIB registration, DATS, SCAT, or Handibus registration
  • work for one of the transit services
  • have a practicum outside of the service area for longer than eight consecutive weeks
  • live outside of a 100 kilometre radius from main campus
  • are 65 years of age or older
  • receive the U-Pass through a participating institution
  • receive benefits from AISH

Students who register after the drop date (last day for payment of term fees - 10% of the term) are not eligible for the U-Pass. See the Academic schedule for the exact dates.

Period of coverage

The U-Pass is valid during:

  • fall term (August 25 - December 31),
  • winter term (January 1 - April 30), and

  • spring term (May 1 - August 31)

Cost

The cost of the U-Pass is $180 per term, due at the start of the term. Fees are non-refundable once the Arc card is issued.

Visit the Students’ Association website for more information.