Here are the Canada Day road closures in Calgary
'Everywhere there’s going to be a lot of festivities, so it’s important to really plan ahead,' police advise
If you're planning on attending Canada 150 celebrations in Calgary this weekend, police have two words of advice for you.
Numerous road closures will be in place throughout the weekend, especially on Saturday, when huge crowds are expected at the various events set to take place in the downtown area.
Here is a map of some of the largest road closures in the downtown Calgary area over the Canada Day weekend. Click on a highlighted route for more detailed information:
Insp. Ken Thrower is asking everyone attending the events to think about how they will get in and out of the area before they arrive.
"There's going to be a lot of traffic — a lot of pedestrians, a lot of vehicles — mainly in the downtown," he said.
"Everywhere there's going to be a lot of festivities, so it's important to really plan ahead."
Parking will be limited, he added, advising motorists to be careful where they leave their vehicles or to use other transportation options.
"Make sure you park where you're supposed to park — you don't want get your car towed after having a great day, " Thrower said.
"I would be taking public transit. Or park a little ways away and enjoy the nice weather and walk."
Here is a map from the City of Calgary showing full road closures and locations of Canada Day events. Zoom in, scroll around, and click on the icons for more detailed information: