City Services: Heritage Day 2019

We're adjusting our hours of operation for Heritage Day on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

Getting around

Calgary Transit 

Calgary Transit will provide Sunday level of service on Heritage Day, Monday, Aug. 5. For more information on fares, schedules and service changes, please visit or @calgarytransit.

On Sunday, Aug. 4 and Monday, Aug. 5 (Heritage Day), the Red Line will be closed between Dalhousie and Sunnyside stations. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between the closed stations.

Red Line CTrains will operate normally between Tuscany and Dalhousie stations, and between Sunnyside and Somerset-Bridlewood stations.

Shuttle bus service

• Station-to-station: This shuttle will run between Dalhousie and Sunnyside stations, with stops at all stations in-between. Buses will run every 10 minutes.

• Direct Dalhousie–Sunnyside: This shuttle will run directly between Dalhousie and Sunnyside stations with no stops in-between. Buses will run every 10 minutes.

Why is this disruption necessary?

We are replacing a section of the ballast (rock that surrounds the rail bed) near Banff Trail Station, replacing a pedestrian crossing adjacent to SAIT, doing track maintenance on the Riley Park Bridge, tunnel drainage inspections, switch machine maintenance near Brentwood Station, platform concrete work at SAIT, and other preventative maintenance projects.

No payment is required for on-street parking on Heritage Day, Aug. 5. Holiday rates will be in effect at Calgary Parking Authority parkades and select surface lots. Regular rates will be in effect at the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark and Heritage Park. More information is available at

Things to do

Heritage walking tours
Are you interested in learning more about Calgary’s heritage? Organize your own walking tour using one of our interactive maps:

Outdoor pools and spray parks
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. Check the status of City-run parks by visiting or the local community association.

Book a tee time, print score cards and learn more about courses located throughout the city at

Leisure centres
Both Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. Regular admission applies.

Community events

  • Heritage Day Festival: Head down to Olympic Plaza between 4-6 p.m. on Monday for performances, cultural foods and unique handicrafts. For more information, visit
  • Inglewood Sunfest: Soak up some rays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood at the Inglewood Sunfest, an all ages festival with bouncer for the kids, bands, street performers, patios and more than 200 vendors. For more information, visit
  • Fort Calgary Heritage Day: Celebrate Heritage Day at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, where Calgary began. Enjoy various family-friendly activities, including mountie uniform try-on sessions, crafts, indigenous artisans and museum tours from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. More information available at
  • Heritage Park: Head down to Heritage Park for an interactive, history-filled day that's sure to delight the entire family. Learn more at

For a list of community events happening in Calgary over the long weekend, check out local events listings.

Staying safe

Water safety tips

Where there’s water, there’s risk. The importance of safety on all of Calgary’s waterways cannot be understated. To help everyone reduce their risk while enjoying the water, we have compiled what you will need to navigate The City’s waterways. If you are planning to spend the day on one of Calgary's rivers, check out our for tips before heading out.

Fire safety

There are no fire bans or advisories in effect at this time. Always use caution when disposing of smoking materials or using outdoor open flames like barbeques and fire pits. Learn more about fire prevention and home safety at

Around the house

Home improvements

If you’re tackling a home improvement project this weekend be sure to visit to check out permit and bylaw information and/or apply online to book an inspection.

Landfill hours 

Landfill hours and locations are available on Hours for this weekend are as follows:


East Calgary



Saturday, Aug. 3

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Monday, Aug. 5 (Heritage Day)

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Facility hours and closures

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5.

Monday, Aug. 5 - CLOSED: