Canada Day holiday hours of operation

We're adjusting our hours of operations for Canada Day on Friday July 1, 2021.

Canada Day celebrations

This year, The City of Calgary is inviting citizens to celebrate what makes us Canadian at our Canada Day Get Together. Head downtown for all events, including learning more about Indigenous culture and a full day of music, entertainment and fireworks. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks Show

Thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, everyone is invited to join us for the Canada Day Get Together live fireworks show with CJSW 90.9 FMmusical soundtrack featuring Canadian artists.

A blessing by Stoney Nakoda Elder Cindy Daniels and message from Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek will preceed the fireworks at 11 p.m. from atop the Calgary Municipal Building. The livestream will be available at or the fireworks can be seen from anywhere with a view of the Calgary Municipal Building.

Getting around

Calgary Transit

On July 1, we are running a Sunday level of service. Our call centre and customer service centres will be closed. More information about Calgary Transit’s service on Canada Day can be found online.

Road closures

Memorial Drive Canada Day long-weekend lane closures

Over the Canada Day long-weekend, a section of Memorial Drive will be closed for recreational use.

The eastbound traffic lanes on Memorial Drive between 9 Street N.W. and west of Edmonton Trail N.E. will be closed to traffic July 1 to July 3, allowing Calgarians to walk, cycle and wheel on the roadway.

Canada Day road closures

As a result of the events at Fort Calgary, Olympic Plaza, East Village Street Fair and the fireworks, the following roads will be closed:

East Village - from 6 a.m. to Midnight
8 Avenue S.E. from 4 Street to 6 Street S.E. 
6 Street from 9 Avenue to 8 Avenue S.E. 
5 Street from 8 Avenue to 7 Avenue S.E. 
7 Avenue & 5 Street Square S.E. and 5 Street from 8 Avenue to 7 Avenue S.E.

Ramsay - from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Resident access by permit only at Spiller Road S.E. & Burns Avenue S.E. and Bellevue Avenue S.E. & MacDonald Avenue S.E.

Downtown - from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Macleod Trail S.E. between 7 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E. 
3 Street S.E. between 7 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.

See the Canada Day event website


July 1: Parking is free at on-street ParkPlus zones and select CPA parkades. Holiday rates will be in effect in select CPA surface lots. Regular rates will be in effect at Lot 24, Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark and Heritage Park. Our Impound Lot will also be closed.

Around the house

City landfill hours

Landfill hours and locations are available on Hours for this weekend are as follows:


SpyhillEast CalgaryShephard
Friday, July 1


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 2


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 3CLOSED


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Facility hours and closures

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed Thursday, July 1.

Arenas, Athletic Parks & Flatwater Pools: Closed Friday, July 1. Regular operating hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Glenmore Reservoir Kayak & Canoe Rentals: Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. See website for Glenmore Reservoir boat launch status.

Soccer Centre: Closed Friday, July 1. Regular operating hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Leisure Centres: Closed Friday, July 1. Village Square Leisure Centre open Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Southland Leisure Centre open Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Art Centres: Closed July 1-3.