City Services: Labour Day 2019

We're adjusting our hours of operation for Labour Day on Monday, Sep. 2, 2019.

Getting around

Special event road closures, detours and construction
There will be significant traffic impacts this weekend to accommodate special events and construction. Visit for up-to-date road closure and incident information in all quadrants of the city.

Calgary Transit
Calgary Transit will be operating on a Sunday-level service on Labour Day. Over the long weekend (Aug 31-Sep 2), Red Line will have closures from City Hall - Chinook and at Fish Creek-Lacombe.Many schedules will be revised as part of the Fall Service Changes. Please check our Schedules or Plan a Trip pages to find out when your bus is running.For more information on fares and schedules, please visit or @calgarytransit.

On-street parking is free in ParkPlus zones on Sept. 2 and holiday rates will be in effect in select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades. Holiday rates are listed on the parking locations map or at


Things to do

Casual Golf. Serious Fun. Book a tee time, hits some balls at the three driving ranges and for more information on all things golf including special offers visit

Catch a wave at Village Square Leisure Centre
Village Square Leisure Centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. Regular admission applies.

Wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools
Visit one of our many wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools around the city.

Enjoy Calgary’s pathways and bikeways
Calgary has an extensive network of multi-use pathways available to enjoy, whether for walking, running, in-line skating or cycling. Check out The City’s map gallery before you play or travel this weekend. The City’s bike & pathway information and real time traffic updates are available at

Fall program registration
Summer vacation is almost over – what are your kids doing this fall? Register them for any of our thousands of fall programs at


Community events

Looking for fun, family friendly activities to enjoy over the long weekend? Here are some of the events happening in and around our city this weekend:

  • Stampeders Labour Day Classic: Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders at the most anticipated game of the season – the Labour Day Classic! For more information, visit
  • Fiesta Filipino: Experience the sights, sounds and taste of Filipino culture from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at Olympic Plaza
  • Calgary Highland Games: On Aug 31, watch some of the world's top pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete and perform at one of the most prestigious Highland events in the West. For more information visit
  • Calgary Pride Parade: Calgarians are invited to come together and celebrate Calgary’s diversity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept 1. Visit for more information about the parade and other pride events.

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

Facility closures

All City of Calgary administrative buildings, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Sept 2. The following recreation facilities are also closed on Sept 2:

Landfill hours
Updated landfill hours and locations


East Calgary



Saturday, Aug 31

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept 1

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Monday, Sept 2 (Labour Day)

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Staying safe

Playground zones
Remember to take extra caution and reduce speed when driving near playgrounds this weekend. Playground zones are in effect 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day of the year. Also, as students start returning to school after the long weekend, traffic gets a little heavier on our streets, sidewalks, bikeways and pathways. Stay safe by slowing down and taking care.

Back to school safety tips
Help ensure the school year is safe and educational for everyone by checking out helpful back to school tips from Calgary Police Service.

Water safety
Stay safe on Calgary’s waterways this long weekend - wear a lifejacket and steer clear of drugs and alcohol while on the rivers.

Fire safety
There are no fire bans or advisories in effect at this time. However, 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