City of Calgary to Add Aerial Fireworks Display on Canada Day

CALGARY -  The City of Calgary is responding to feedback from Calgarians and members of Council by adding an aerial fireworks display to Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2023. 

“We have heard from many Calgarians as well as members of City Council that while the pilot program is valued, they would also appreciate an aerial fireworks display to celebrate on July 1,” said David Duckworth, City Manager. “We are working with partners to confirm an appropriate site and will share details as they become available.”

The City remains committed to considering cultural sensitivities while respecting the diverse make-up of Calgary. These and other considerations, such as concerns about late-night traffic, noise, over-crowding, wildlife, and the environment will be factored into the decision on a final location for the aerial fireworks display.

As part of Canada Day 2023, The City will offer diverse, educational and inclusive programming for Calgarians to celebrate culture and community. Plans to feature an enhanced pyrotechnic show at Fort Calgary will move forward, including a display of lights and sounds that will be launched from the main stage at Fort Calgary during the headliner act. 

“Programming will be a mix of participatory, celebratory, and reflective experiences,” said Jeff Chase, Director of Partnerships with The City of Calgary. “Calgarians will have a variety of options to observe July 1 in a way most meaningful to them.”

Calgarians can visit for the most up-to-date information on Canada Day 2023 celebrations.