City Services - Victoria Day 2018

We're adjusting our hours of operation for the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 21. Here's a list of what you need to know:

Getting around

Calgary Transit - CTrain disruptions
Over the May long weekend (May 19-21), all downtown CTrain stations will be closed for scheduled maintenance. The Red Line will be closed between Sunnyside and Victoria Park-Stampede and the Blue Line will be closed between Sunalta and Bridgeland-Memorial stations. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between these stations.

For more information on fares, schedules and service changes, visit

City Pathways
Before you walk, run or cycle on a City pathway this weekend, make sure you check for pathway closures before you leave at

Street Sweeping
Residential street sweeping is ongoing and crews are in residential areas from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please check for schedule information.

Blackfoot Trail – May 21, 22
Blackfoot Trail will be closed between 17 Avenue S.E. and Highfield Road S.E. for annual street cleaning from 9 p.m. on Monday, May 21 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Traffic will be redirected to 11 Street S.E. and 26 Avenue S.E. Use alternate routes.

Road construction and paving
The following road closures will be in effect during the May long weekend:

Glenmore Trail between Blackfoot and Deerfoot (weather dependent)
From 9 p.m. on Friday, May 18 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, westbound Glenmore Trail will be reduced to a single lane between Deerfoot Trail and Blackfoot Trail SE. The ramp from southbound Deerfoot to westbound Glenmore will also be closed for this construction project. Information on this project can be found on

4 Street / Mission Road
The 4th Street Bridge over the Elbow River (between 26 Avenue SW and Roxboro Road SW) will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday, May 18 until 10 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Pedestrians and cyclists will also be unable to access the bridge.

Note for pedestrians/cyclists: The 4th Street Bridge over the Elbow River will be closed.For more information on road closures and detours visit

On-street parking is free on May 21 and Holiday rates will be in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades.

Around the house

City landfill hours
Updated landfill hours and locations are available on Hours for this weekend include:


East Calgary



Saturday, May 19




Sunday, May 20




Monday, May 21




Spring cleaning
The City’s annual Spring Yard Waste program runs through May 27. Drop off your leaves, branches, plants and other yard waste for free at any City landfill.

Compost giveaways
Free compost made from the food and yard waste collected in the Green Cart program is available for pickup at the Calgary Composting Facility between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays in May. As it’s the long weekend, we know Calgarians will want to work on their yards. The first couple of hours are typically the busiest – coming later in the day can avoid delays. No trailers are allowed. Community cleanupsCommunity cleanups are taking place from now through September. View the community cleanup schedule for events in your neighbourhood.

In the community

Looking for fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy over the long weekend? Visit Calaway Park for the kick off to its 37th season of family fun or step back in time at Heritage Park for its 54th summer season. Click here for a complete listing of community events happening in and around our city over the May long weekend.

Things to do

Catch a wave or play in the gym at a Leisure Centre
Both Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Regular admission applies.

Tee up a round of golf or test your swing on our driving ranges
Visit to book a tee time, print score cards and learn more about special offers at our six municipal courses located throughout the city.

Staying safe

Flood readiness
The risk of river flooding in Calgary is greatest between May 15 and July 15 each year. Visit to understand your flood risk, receive updates and get detailed information on how you can be prepared for flood season.

Fire Safety
A reminder to be cautious when using outdoor open flames, including barbeques and backyard fire pits. Going camping this weekend? Visit to check for any fire restrictions in the area.

Floating Calgary’s rivers
Floating on one of Calgary’s rivers this long weekend? Check out some tips around where to start, what to bring and how to assess hazards. For general water safety, visit

Facility closures

The following facilities will be closed on Monday, May 21, 2018: