Calgary, AB,

City Services: Thanksgiving Day

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation on Monday, October 12, 2015. 

CTrain disruption: Over the Thanksgiving weekend (Saturday, Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct. 12), shuttle buses will replace CTrain service between Victoria Park/Stampede and Chinook stations. Shuttle buses will also connect to City Hall Station to make transfers more convenient.

Stay up-to-date with changes to your route with Transit email alerts or plan your trip at

On Monday, Oct. 12, on-street parking is free and holiday rates are in effect at Calgary Parking Authority surface lots and parkades.

Hit the greens
Lakeview and McCall Lake Par 3 golf courses will close for the season, end of day Monday, Oct. 12. Richmond Green golf course is closed for the season but all other City courses remain open.

Take a dip
public swimming on Thanksgiving Day at select City of Calgary pools.
Enjoy 50% off regular admission during Saturday Night Swim at Village Square Leisure Centre on Oct. 10.

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

Community events
Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy over the long weekend? Cheer on the Stamps at McMahon on Saturday, enjoy a tasty turkey dinner at Heritage Park, or pick the perfect jack o’ lantern during Pumpkin Fest. Click here for a complete listing of the community events happening in and around our city October 9-12.

The following facilities will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015:
The Calgary Soccer Centre
Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Max Bell, Bauer/Bush, and Stew Hendry Arenas
North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres
The Nature Centre at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
The Animal Services Centre
All City of Calgary Administrative buildings

Leaf & Pumpkin Composting
Bring your bagged leaves and pumpkins to one of the 33 drop-off locations or three City of Calgary Landfills for free through November 8. All City of Calgary operated landfills are open 7:30 a.m.  - 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Kitchen fires and cooking are the leading cause of injury in the home. Click here for important safety tips to keep in mind while preparing your Turkey Day feast.