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Celebrate Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day
Join us to celebrate Canada’s birthday. There will be events across downtown at locations like Prince’s Island Park, Olympic Plaza, and more. There will be many free family-friendly events full of music, dance, art, and culture. The evening will close with live music at the Tim Hortons Canada Day Stage and The City of Calgary Fireworks Show at 11 p.m.

Célébrez la Fête du Canada!
Venez nous joindre pour célébrer La fête du Canada. Des événements seront organisés au centre-ville, notamment au parc Prince’s Island, au parc Olympic, au sentier Tim Horton’s, etc. Il y aura de nombreux événements gratuits pour les familles, pleins de musique, de danse, d’art et de culture. La soirée se terminera par de la musique en direct sur la scène de la fête du Canada de Tim Horton et le spectacle pyrotechnique de la ville de Calgary à 23h.

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Canada Day events

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Things you should know

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Our interactive maps makes it easy for you to find Canada Day 2018 events in downtown Calgary, road closures, and other features.

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​Various roads will be closed to parking and traffic in order to accommodate the celebrations and ensure public safety.

For up-to-date road closure information, please follow The City of Calgary’s transportation department on Twitter @yyctransport or visit calgary.ca/CanadaDay

June 28 at 6 a.m. to July 2 at 8 p.m.

  • Riverfront Ave S.E. between Macleod Tr. and 1st St. S.E. (south parking lane and two traffic lanes closed)

June 28 at 8 p.m. to July 2 at 5 a.m.

  • 14 St. S.W. and 17 Ave. S.W.

June 30 at 6 a.m. to July 2 at 3 a.m.

  • Samis Rd. N.E. between Centre St. and 1st St. N.E.

July 1 at 6 a.m. to July 2 at 3 a.m.

  • Riverfront Ave. S.E. between Reconciliation Bridge and 1st St. S.W.
  • 2nd Ave. S.E. between Centre St. and Riverfront Ave. S.E.
  • 1st St. S.E. between 3rd Ave. S.E. and Riverfront Ave. S.E.
  • Macleod Tr. between 4th Ave. S.E. and Riverfront Ave. S.E. (with the exception of a community access lane)
  • Centre St. lower deck and sidewalks between Memorial Dr. and 2nd Ave. S.W.
  • Various parking bans will be in place to support vehicle and pedestrian traffic

July 1 at 6 p.m. to July 2 at 3 a.m.

  • Centre St. upper deck from 8th Ave. north to 3rd Ave. south
  • 2nd Ave. between 1st St. S.W. and Riverfront Ave. S.E.
  • Memorial Dr. from 10th St. N.W. to Edmonton Tr.
  • Various streets in Crescent Heights and Rosedale community will be restricted to resident access only. Community resident access points are:
    • Crescent Rd. at 3rd St. N.W.
    • 2nd St. at 8th Ave. N.W.
    • 1st St. at 9th Ave. N.W.
    • 6th Ave. at Edmonton Trail N.E.
    • 10th St. N.W. and 13th Ave. N.W.
    • 16th Ave. N.W. and 7th St. N.W.
    • 16th Ave. N.W. and 4th St. N.W.

East Village Street Fair July 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 6th St. S.E. between 9th Ave. S.E. and 6th Ave. S.E.
  • 7th Ave. S.E. between 5th St. S.E. and 6th St. S.E.
  • 8th Ave. S.E. between 5th St. S.E. and 6th St. S.E.
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​If you can see the sky above the Centre Street Bridge at 11 p.m.​, you’ll have a wonderful view of our world-class fireworks show. You can enjoy it from any of the viewing locations along the entire Bow River corridor.

Please be respectful to the communities you are visiting. Obey parking restrictions and take your garbage home with you. Keeping our communities safe and clean is the responsibility of all Calgarians.

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​Calgarians are encouraged to walk, bike and take transit to the downtown area on July 1st.

To further facilitate this, bike racks have been added in various locations.

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​Calgarians are encouraged to walk, bike and take transit to the downtown area on July 1st.

No payment is required for on-street parking on July 1st, time limits and other restrictions still apply.

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We offer waste and recycling stations at our event sites. This includes recycling bins for beverage containers and compost stations for food scraps and napkins. Seperating recyclable and compostable material helps reduce the amount of waste heading to the landfill. This initiative supports our goal of diverting 80 percent of waste from City landfills.

You can also help keep our city beautiful by using the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ method. This means any items brought to an event should be carried home with you for proper disposal.

Portable washrooms are available.



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For sponsorship enquiries, please email eventservices@calgary.ca

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