City Services: Canada Day 2019

We're adjusting our hours of operation for Canada Day on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Canada Day celebrations

Join us to celebrate Canada’s birthday. There will be many free family-friendly events full of music, dance, art, and culture. The evening will close with live music at the Tim Hortons Canada Day Stage and The City of Calgary Fireworks Show.

Getting around

​Calgarians are encouraged to walk, bike and take transit to the downtown area on Canada Day, bike racks have been added in various locations.

Calgary Transit

On Monday, July 1, Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service. Some bus routes will be on detour when the Centre Street Bridge is closed for fireworks. Plan ahead - if you need help planning ahead or planning your schedule, reach out to us on Twitter or at the call centre. The call centre will be closed on Canada Day, but assistance will be available via Twitter

For more information on fares and schedules, please visit

There will be a number of road closures and detours to accommodate Canada Day celebrations and ensure public safety near Riverfront Avenue, Memorial Drive and Centre Street Bridge. For up-to-date road closure information, please follow The City of Calgary’s transportation department on Twitter @yyctransport or visit

​No payment is required for on-street parking on Canada Day, July 1 (time limits and all other signed restrictions still apply). Calgary Parking Authority is 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 also be in effect in select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots.

Things to do

Calgarians have come to enjoy our city’s world-class Canada Day celebrations, and this year promises not to disappoint. Presented in partnership with the Government of Canada and CBC, there will be activities across downtown at locations from Prince’s Island Park to Fort Calgary and everywhere in between. Free family-friendly events full of music, dance, art, and culture begin at 10 a.m. and the evening will close with live music at the Tim Hortons Canada Day Stage and The City of Calgary Fireworks Show at 11 p.m.

Canada Day Events – July 1, 2019



Event and Time

East Village

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

East Village Street Fair 


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free admission to Studio Bell – home of the National Music Centre 


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Bounce Games Park, East Village

Prince's Island Park

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Alberta Jeep Extreme Virtual Reality Experience 


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Célébration Franco-Albertaine


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ENMAX Photo Booth 


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Powwow & Indigenous Showcase


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TD MySpend Challenge 


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Turban Eh? 

Tim Hortons Trail
(Prince's Island Park)

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Military Showcase


6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Tim Hortons Canada Day Stage/Scène de la fête du Canada de Tim Horton 

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 

Eau Claire Market

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Canada Day at Eau Claire
(Eau Claire Plaza/Barclay Mall wading pool is closed for maintenance work)

Fort Calgary

1 p.m.  4 p.m.

Canada Day at Fort Calgary

Central Memorial Park

11 a.m.  3 p.m.

Canada Day Strum 'n' Sing 2.0

New Central Library

12 p.m.  5 p.m.

Calgary Public Library

Municipal Building Plaza

 3 p.m.  8 p.m.

Canada Day Salsabor 

Centre Street Bridge

11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The City of Calgary Fireworks Show
Le spectacle de feux d'artifice de la ville de Calgary

For a list of community events happening in Calgary over the long weekend, check out local events listings or visit for more information.

The City of Calgary Fireworks Show

If you can see the sky above the Centre Street Bridge at 11 p.m., you’ll have a wonderful view of our world-class fireworks show. You can enjoy it from any of the viewing locations along the entire Bow River corridor.

Please be respectful to the communities you are visiting. Obey parking restrictions and take your garbage home with you. Keeping our communities safe and clean is the responsibility of all Calgarians.

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.

Around the house

City landfill hours

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


East Calgary



Sunday, June 30




Monday, July 1




Facility hours and closures

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, July 1.

Monday, July 1 - OPEN

Monday, July 1 – CLOSED

  • All Aquatic, Recreation & Fitness Centres are closed (except Southland Leisure Centre).
  • Village Square Leisure Centre is closed.
  • North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres are closed.
  • Calgary Soccer Centre is closed (open for advanced bookings only)
  • All arenas and athletic parks are closed (open for advanced bookings only)