Calgary, AB,

City Services: Canada Day 2017

Canada Day in Calgary promises to be bigger and better than ever this year as we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday. We're adjusting our hours of operation for the Canada Day holiday on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Below you’ll find a complete list of what you need to know.

Getting around
Calgarians headed downtown on Canada Day are encouraged to walk, bike and take transit to avoid congestion and road closures.

Calgary Transit
Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service on Canada Day. For more information on fares, schedules and service changes visit or follow us on Twitter @calgarytransit.

Canada Day Parking
No payment is required for on-street parking on Canada Day, July 1, 2017. Calgary Parking Authority is also offering free parking on Canada Day in all of their parkades, with the exception of the Arts Commons Parkade, where holiday rates will be in effect. Holiday rates will be in effect in select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots. Regular rates will be in effect at the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark and Heritage Park.

Road Closures and Construction
Various roads in Calgary will be closed to parking and traffic on Canada Day to accommodate the celebrations and ensure public safety. Click here for information on Canada Day road closures and parking bans.

Canada Day Celebrations
For Canada 150 we have events to suit all tastes and interests all across downtown Calgary and at Confederation Park.​ There is so much more to see and do on July 1. Visit for a full list of events or download the guidebook to take with you.

Things to do
Leisure Centres
Both Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Regular admission applies.

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 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
City landfill hours
Our hours have changed. Each City landfill has moved to four-day per week operations. Updated landfill hours and locations are available on Hours for this weekend include 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:


East Calgary



Saturday, July 1




Sunday, July 2




Home improvement hub
Browse popular projects and get all the information you need to complete your home renovation projects.

Staying safe
Calgarians are reminded that a permit is always required to ignite or shoot fireworks (including screamers, poppers and firecrackers) within The City of Calgary. Fireworks can be enjoyed on Canada Day from any of the viewing locations along the Bow River corridor.

River Safety
Planning to spend the day on one of Calgary's rivers? Check out our for tips before heading out.

Facility Closures
The following facilities will be closed on Saturday, July 1, 2017: