Calgary, AB,

City Services: Remembrance Day 2015

Get Around

Calgary Transit will be operating on a Saturday level of service. Check our schedules page to find out when your bus is running and stay up-to-date with changes to your route with Transit email alerts.

All on-street parking is free and holiday rates are in effect at select Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) surface lots and parkades.

Veterans’ Parking
Calgary Parking Authority offers free parking for all vehicles displaying a valid Veterans’ license plate at all its facilities on Remembrance Day (with the exception of the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark surface lots). Additionally, CPA has a Veterans’ Parking Program that provides $10 per month courtesy credit towards on-street parking. Visit the website or call 403-537-7000 for more information.

Be Active

Take a dip
Free public swimming on Remembrance Day at select City of Calgary pools.
Enjoy 50% off regular admission during Wild Wednesdays at Village Square Leisure Centre on Nov. 11.

Lace up your skates
Free public skating from 1-2:30 p.m. on Remembrance Day at select City of Calgary arenas.

Facility Closures

The following facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015:
The Calgary Soccer Centre
Beltline, Bob Bahan, Canyon Meadows, Glenmore, Inglewood, Renfrew, Shouldice, and Thornhill Aquatic & Fitness Centres
Stew Hendry Arena
North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres
The Nature Centre at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
The Animal Services Centre
All City of Calgary Administrative buildings

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

To honour the memory of those who have served and show appreciation for those who continue to serve our country, flags at all Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sundown on Remembrance Day.

Aerospace Museum
4629 McCall Way NE
Arrive before 10:15 a.m. to ensure you get a seat. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Battalion Park
3001 Signal Hill Dr. SW
Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Burnsland Cemetery
27 Ave. at Spiller Rd. S.E.
Many heroes representing the Canadian Military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been laid to rest here. Join us for a free walking tour at 2 p.m.

Calgary International Airport (YYC)
2000 Airport Rd N.E.
Airport Pipe Band and Honour Guard will form up at 10:30 a.m. in the Concourse D - Departures Level.

Canadian Pacific Ogden Memorial
7550 Ogden Dale Rd. S.E.
Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Central Memorial Park
1221 2 Street SW
Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and includes a parade with the Calgary Highlanders.

Chinook Centre
6455 Macleod Trail S.W.
The 2015 Calgary Poppy Fund’s annual campaign is underway at Chinook Centre with a special display and representatives from the Legion in the mall’s centre court. Live buglers will perform prior to a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Field of Crosses  
Memorial Drive, between 3 Street and Centre Street
Remembrance Day ceremony at the flagpole, service begins at 10:45 a.m.

Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Ave. N.W.
Tickets are free and issued on first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Kerby Centre
1133 7 Ave. S.W.,
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and service begins at 10:50 a.m. 

Military Museums
4520 Crowchild Trail S.W.
Service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Admission is free and those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Veterans’ Food Bank.

Poppy plaza
Memorial Drive at 10 St. N.W.
This park commemorates those who have served to protect our freedom and security and is open from 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.

Royal Canadian Legions
Various locations
The ceremony at the Kensington location (1910 Kensington Rd. N.W.), will be followed by lunch and refreshments. 
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 9:45; the service begins at 10:45 a.m.