Calgary, AB,
19
May
2016

City Services: Victoria Day 2016

We're adjusting our hours of operation for the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 23. Here's a complete list of what you need to know:

Getting Around:

Calgary Transit
CTrain disruptionOver the Victoria Day long weekend, the Red Line will be closed between City Hall and Chinook stations, and the Blue Line will be closed between Bridgeland and City Hall stations. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between these stations. The closure begins on Friday, May 20 at approx. 7:30 p.m. and continues to the end of day on Monday, May 23.

For more information on fares, schedules and service changes visit calgarytransit.com, subscribe to our Email Alerts or follow us on Twitter @calgarytransit.

Parking
On-street parking is free and Holiday rates will in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades on Victoria Day (May 23).

Road Construction & Paving
Our annual gravel lane repair program is underway. Check out our online tool to find out when Roads crews will be in your community.

For information on road closures and detours visit calgary.ca/trafficinfo, or to find out more about long term construction projects visit calgary.ca/paving.

Things to do:

Both Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Regular admission applies.

Visit our website for status updates on the opening of our seasonal wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools.

Golf
Visit calgary.ca/golf to book a tee time, print score cards and learn more about special offers at our eight municipal courses located throughout the city.

Around the house:

Spring Cleaning
All three City of Calgary operated landfills are open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Victoria Day (May 23), and our annual Spring Yard Waste program runs through May 29. Drop off your leaves, branches, plants and other yard waste for free at any City landfill and pick up some free mulch for your garden while you’re there.

Community cleanups
Over 100 community cleanups are taking place from now through September. View the community cleanup schedule for events in your neighbourhood.

Staying safe:

Flood Readiness
The risk of river flooding in Calgary is greatest between May 15 and July 15 each year. We’d like to remind Calgarians where they can find updates on what we’re doing, and what they can do to understand, prepare and stay informed. For updates and information on river flows and watershed monitoring, including the Alberta Environment Advisories river monitoring app or to subscribe to our flood information e-newsletter visit calgary.ca/floodinfo.

Fire Bans & Advisories
fire safety advisory remains in effect for Calgary. This advisory is a reminder to be cautious when using outdoor open flames, including barbeques and backyard fire pits, and when disposing of smoking materials.

In the community:
Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy over the long weekend? Calaway Park will be kicking off its 35th season of family fun this Saturday, take a step back in time and enjoy a free pancake breakfast (first 500 guests in Gunn’s Dairy barn before 11 a.m.) at Heritage Park, or head to the mountains where the Banff Centre Children’s Festival will offer plenty of free activities on Saturday, May 21. Click here for a complete listing of the community events happening in and around our city over the May long weekend.

Facility Closures
The following facilities will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2016:

Supporting residents of Fort McMurray & Wood Buffalo
We continue to support residents displaced by the wildfires and encourage them to visit calgary.ca/fortmcmurray for information on access to City programs and services including free transit tickets and recreation facility passes.

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