Canada Day in Calgary promises to be bigger and better than ever
Join us as we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday
Calgarians can kick-off the day at Confederation Park between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., then head downtown for more Canada Day fun. Enjoy family activities at the park including a free pancake breakfast while supplies last, horse-drawn wagon rides and kids activities, live entertainment on the Stampede stage and opening a time capsule from 1967. Tim Hortons will also be on site providing refreshments while supplies last.
Visitors can also check out recent park improvements which include a new natural playground, new barbeque stands and seating areas, public art murals in the pedestrian tunnels and new accessible interpretive signs made possible through the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi will kick off The City’s Canada Day celebrations mid morning and open a 1967 time capsule in honour of Confederation Park’s 50th anniversary. “This is a great chance for Calgarians and Canadians to enjoy milestone anniversaries for both our country and this special park.” Mayor Nenshi emphasizes that “it’s the people who make our country and our city a great place to live, work, and play. I am very excited to celebrate the day with fellow citizens at events across the city.”
The Canada Day celebration continues at Fort Calgary with family friendly activities that include: a pancake breakfast, live music and entertainment, children’s crafts and petting zoo, food trucks, the Enmax Living Flag, a chance to dress-up like a Mountie, and the exhibition of the Treaty 7 document.
Activities are scheduled at East Villiage, Studio Bell, the King Eddy, Chinatown, Prince’s Island Park, Eau Claire and Olympic Plaza, where you can pledge your allegiance to Canada at the CIBC Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony at 2 p.m. Top off Canada Day at Riverfront Avenue with Juno Award winners Tegan and Sara who will perform live at 10 p.m. before the half-hour fireworks display at 11:10 p.m. from the Centre Street Bridge.
Please note that parking at Confederation Park and downtown on July 1st will be limited. Calgarians are asked to consider walking, cycling, taking transit or carpooling.
We hope to see everyone enjoying this extra special Canada Day celebration across our great city, and we encourage Calgarians and visitors to wear sunscreen, bring a hat and drink plenty of water.
For more information including the performance line-ups and times, visit calgary.ca/canada150 or download the attached Canada Day in Calgary guidebook.