City Services: Canada Day 2016
We're adjusting our hours of operation for the Canada Day holiday on Friday, July 1. Here's a complete list of what you need to know:
Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service for buses on Canada Day, July 1. CTrain service will be modified to accommodate those attending the Stamps game and Canada Day celebrations in the core.
On-street parking is free and Holiday rates will be in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades on Canada Day (July 1).
Road Construction & Paving
Various roads in Calgary will be closed to parking and traffic on Canada Day to accommodate our city’s celebrations and ensure public safety. Click here for information on Canada Day road closures and parking bans.
Our annual summer construction and paving projects are 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:
Wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools
Beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather in Calgary by visiting one of our many wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools around the city.
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:
All three City operated landfills are open and there are no changes to garbage and recycling pick-up on Friday, July 1. Please put your blue and black carts out as usual.
Home improvement hub
Browse popular projects and get all the information you need to complete your home renovation projects.
Over 100 community cleanups are taking place from now through September. View the community cleanup schedule for events in your neighbourhood.
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
A 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.
Canada Day Celebrations:
Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy over the long weekend? Canada Day is Calgary’s largest single-day festival with lots of free events to take part in:
- Wear red and white and join the ultimate group selfie at Fort Calgary for the Living Flag;
- check out Eau Claire Market for face painting, a petting zoo and live performances;
- head down to Princes’ Island Park for the First Nations Powwow;
- rock out with Canadian talent on Riverfront Avenue; and
- don’t miss the 2016 Canada Day Fireworks hitting the horizon with a bang at 11 p.m. from the Centre Street Bridge.
The following facilities will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2016:
- All pools (except Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres)
- North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres
- The Animal Services Centre
- The Nature Centre at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
- All Athletic Parks (except for advanced bookings)
- Calgary Soccer Centre (except for advanced bookings)
- All City of Calgary Administrative buildings including City Hall