Canada Day 2011 on Prince's Island Park
Its on - Join the Party on July 1!
Canada Dayyc – our city, our country, our celebration, is going ahead on Monday, July 1, 2013.
Calgary, let’s take back our city with some Canada Day celebrations! Everyone is invited to join in the festivities. The City of Calgary and its partners are working hard to deliver a Canada Day that will hopefully provide a much needed break from the on-going clean-up efforts, while remaining sensitive to the situation in our city.
The event location has moved from Prince’s Island Park to Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9 Avenue SW), down through Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue), and ending in Olympic Plaza.
As our downtown isn’t quite ready for the influx of cars that come with any large event attendees, The City is encouraging people to make use of the transit system or bike paths as there will be extremely limited public parking and no dedicated shuttles bringing people to the event. Please refer to calgary.ca/transit to help plan your trip in and out of the downtown.
To avoid further taxing our City services and support systems, Calgarians are asked to come prepared with lots of water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. The City also asks that Calgarians consider this a ‘pack in, pack out’ excursion, meaning any garbage and recyclable products you bring in should be carried out, as garbage and recycling services will be limited.
With an average of over 100,000 Calgarians in attendance each year, Canada Day is one of the most highly attended one-day annual events in Calgary. This year especially, it is an opportunity for Calgarians and our regional neighbours to unite, acknowledge and celebrate not only each other, but also the great country in which we live.
Our first living flag was created on Prince's Island Park on July 1, 2012
Photos by Wes Raymond Photography