City Services: Victoria Day

The City of Calgary is under a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) and many of our facilities remain closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) reminds citizens that although The Alberta Government’s Phase One reopening will begin this holiday weekend, restrictions on gatherings are still in place.

“People gathered in groups of fewer than 15 people must continue to maintain a distance of two metres from one another,” said CEMA Chief Tom Sampson. “The weekend forecast looks great and getting together for a backyard barbecue seems tempting, but we need to continue to use caution to ensure the safety of everyone in our communities.”

Things to do:

Golf courses opening

Select City-owned golf courses open today with new physical distancing rules in place. Golf courses will initially open at three locations with the highest demand: Shaganappi Point nine and 18 hole courses, McCall Lake 18 hole course and Maple Ridge 18 hole course. Additional courses may open at a later date. Please visit for our new online reservation system and information on restrictions and physical distancing protocols.

Getting around:

Calgary Transit

Pathways & Bikeways

As May Long Weekend approaches, we want you to stay active, stay safe, and stay close to home. Calgary has over 900 km of pathway and more than 400 km of on-street bikeway for you to explore. Discover which are closest to where you live by visiting Here you’ll find our most up to date version of the Pathway and Bikeway map, which you can use to plan a route in your neighbourhood.

Our pathways and on-street bikeways are popular places to walk and wheel, and we expect them to be busy this weekend! Be sure to walk and wheel with care; remember to slow down when passing and give each other at least two metres of space.

It’s Canada Road Safety Week! Which is a great reminder to move together safely on our city streets. If you’re out driving this weekend, keep in mind there are more kids out and about, learning how to ride their bikes, skateboards and scooters. Keep an eye out for them especially at intersections, alleys and driveways, where they may be harder to see. For more information on how to move together safely, visit

Construction & detours

Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project (N.W./S.W.):Friday, May 15 (9 p.m.) - Tuesday, May 19 (5 a.m.):

  • Beginning Friday night and straight through until Tuesday morning, watch for:
    • A single left-hand lane closure along eastbound Bow Trail (underneath Crowchild Trail).
    • A single left-hand lane closure along westbound Bow Trail (underneath Crowchild Trail).
    • FULL CLOSURE of the eastbound Bow Trail to 10 Avenue S. ramp
    • FULL CLOSURE of the 10 Ave S. to westbound Bow Trail ramp.
      • Intermittent traffic stoppages for up to 15 minutes at a time.
      • Flaggers will be on-site to help direct traffic.

Saturday, May 16 (2 p.m.) – Tuesday, May 19 (1 p.m.):

  • Beginning Saturday afternoon and straight through until Tuesday afternoon, watch for:
    • SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC along southbound Crowchild Trail (over Bow Trail).

Airport Trail Interchanges

Beginning Saturday, May 16 there will be a temporary traffic shift to the north lanes of Airport Trail. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times, together with left turn lanes. This traffic shift will be in place for approximately one month, and will be accompanied by speed reductions to 50 km/hr in this area.

Street Sweeping Update

Our Street Sweeping will not include holiday days this year, so there will not be any residential sweeping done on Victoria Day. That being said, we encourage everyone to visit and sign up for a street sweeping notification to ensure they are aware when their vehicles need to be moved for our sweepers. Sweepers operate Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm. Tickets will be issued by Calgary Parking Authority through the mail.

If you were unable to move your vehicle during sweeping, you can still avoid the fine. Citizens who have received a ticket for street sweeping are encouraged to sweep up their material into a double bag and place it into the black bin for collection. Take a photo and then submit an appeal on your ticket by visiting and start the administrative review/appeal process.

Calgary Parking Authority 

Payment is not required for on-street ParkPlus zones on Monday, May 18 for Victoria Day. Holiday rates will be in effect at select CPA surface lots and at the City Centre Parkade (340 – 10 Ave SW/221 9 Ave SW). All other parkades are accessible to monthly contract parkers only in support of COVID-19 measures.

The Impound Lot will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 and closed on Monday, May 18.

Around the house:Cart collection

Reminder that weekly green cart collection will resume the week of May 19. Please visit to check your collection schedule and sign up for reminders by email, text message, telephone or download the Calgary Garbage Day app.

City landfills

Landfill hours and locations are available on


Spyhill Landfill

East Calgary Landfill

Shepard Landfill

Saturday, May 16


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


8:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 17



7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Monday, May 18


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

If you are needing to make a trip to the landfill during this holiday weekend, please keep the following in mind:

  • Wait times may be longer due to increased traffic and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19.
  • Practice physical distancing and keep at least 2 metres from others at all times. This includes interacting with City staff and unloading your waste.
  • Cash payment is currently not being accepted, credit or debit payment only.
  • Try visiting landfills Tuesday to Friday when traffic volumes tend to be less.

Residents can bring yard waste to a City landfill for free composting until May 30. Regular landfill fees will apply if brought with garbage, food scraps and sod. More information is available at

Facility closures:*Note many of our facilities remain closed in response to orders set out by the Alberta Emergency Management Act, but some essential services including the Animal Services Centre are adjusting their hours of operation over the holiday weekend. Please visit or contact 311 for the latest information on revised hours and procedures to access City services.