City of Calgary Hours of Operation for Canada Day

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

Canada Day at home celebrations

This year, The City of Calgary is inviting citizens to enjoy Canada Day safely from home and in their community with fun activities and entertainment for all ages. We’ve worked with our partners at the Calgary Public Library and CJSW 90.9FM to come up with free, safe and family-friendly entertainment for the whole day, whether you feel most comfortable celebrating at home or out in your community.

Stay safe in the heat

Drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. If you are outdoors, sit in the shade and take breaks in cool indoor spaces as needed. Look for a water bottle filling station - check out our map at to find one closest to you.

Fireworks Show

Thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, July 1 will conclude with a fireworks show at 11 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Tom Campbell Hill to allow as many citizens as possible to see the show from their homes, yards and neighbourhoods.

During the fireworks show, tune into CJSW 90.9FM or to listen to the musical soundtrack. If you can see Calgary’s downtown from your home, yard, sidewalk or neighbourhood you will be able to watch the fireworks live. If you can’t see the fireworks from your neighbourhood, you can watch or stream on

Citizens are reminded to follow all City and provincial restrictions throughout Canada Day. Learn more at

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

The following roadways will be closed beginning Thursday, July 1 at 8 p.m. until Friday, July 2 at 4 a.m.:

  • 12 Street N.E. between Memorial Drive N.E. and McDougall Road N.E.
  • St Georges Drive N.E. between 12 Street N.E. and the TELUS Spark parking lot

Various streets in the Bridgeland-Riverside community will be restricted to resident access only beginning Thursday, July 1 at 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Calgary Community Standards officers will be on-site supporting these closures.

Community resident access points are:

  • McDougall Road N.E. at 9 Street N.E.
  • St Matthew Square N.E. at 9 Street N.E.
  • Centre Avenue N.E. at 9 Street N.E.
  • 9a Street N.E. at 1 Avenue N.E.
  • 10 Street N.E. at 1 Avenue N.E.
  • 1 Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • 2 Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • 4 Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • Jamieson Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • Drury Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • Child Avenue N.E. at 10 Street N.E.
  • Bantry Street N.E. at 8 Avenue N.E.
  • Danloe Street N.E. at 8 Avenue N.E.
  • 13a Street N.E. at 8 Avenue N.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

Regular hours of operation for City landfills (more information is available on

Spyhill: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

East Calgary: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shepard: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cart Collection

Regular collection of blue, green and black carts.

Facility hours and closures

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed Thursday, July 1.
Golf: Golf courses and driving ranges are open (weather dependent, and with public health restrictions). Visit to learn more and book a tee time.

Note: All aquatic & fitness facilities, arenas and athletic parks will be closed on Canada Day.