What to do on Canada Day in Calgary

Wondering what to do on Canada Day in Calgary? Events are going on around the city all day and fireworks will be launched from the Centre Street Bridge at 10:45 p.m.

Events around Calgary on July 1, 2014 include downtown party and fireworks

Calgarians participate in a Living Flag event at the Canada Day celebrations at Prince's Island Park last year. (City of Calgary)

Wondering what to do on Canada Day in Calgary?

Events are going on around the city on Tuesday, culminating in fireworks at 10:45 p.m. launched from the Centre Street Bridge. Music synchronized to the fireworks will be broadcast on 101.5 Kool FM and 95.3 The Peak.

The City of Calgary has posted its Canada Day activities on its website. Events include a First Nations Powwow on Prince's Island Park, a stage by the river at the Harry Hays Building downtown, and activities at Fort Calgary.

App available

The City of Calgary also has an iPhone and Android app called Canada Dayyc, which can be downloaded for free. The app details all the city-sponsored events happening on Tuesday.

Another website that gives a rundown of events in the city for Canada's birthday can be found at calgarycanadaday.ca.

The Town of Canmore, west of Calgary, has a popular Canada Day parade that will be held on Tuesday morning.

What's open and closed

Some city facilities and attractions are closed and others are operating on shorter hours on July 1.

  • Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service and a free shuttle from Fort Calgary to Eau Claire.
  • All aquatics, arts, and fitness centres will be closed.
  • Village Square Leisure Centre and Southland Leisure Centre will be open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • All  arenas and athletic parks will be closed, except for any advanced bookings.
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary's Nature House and the Sanctuary Trail are closed.
  • Devonian Gardens is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Calgary Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Heritage Park will be open from 9:30 a.m. until late, celebrating the attraction's 50th Birthday with fireworks at 11 p.m.
  • Fort Calgary will have free, family-friendly activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • TELUS Spark science centre will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

See the Calgary event map: