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Canada Day celebrations

Calgarians and visitors are invited downtown on July 1 for a full day of Canada Day festivities! This year’s free and family-friendly celebration features an Indigenous showcase and powwow, live music and will end with a fireworks show to light up the sky above Stampede Park.

Events will take place at Fort Calgary, St. Patrick’s Island, Olympic Plaza, Municipal Building Atrium and several other downtown locations. The main stage evening show at Fort Calgary will include performances by Dear Rouge, William Prince and headliner act The Funk Hunters, with a musical set that includes on-stage special effects.

With so many attractions and activities to choose from, you can plan your day using the event schedule and interactive Canada Day map at

Getting around

Calgary Transit
On July 1, we are running a Sunday level of service. Our call centre and customer service centres will be closed. More information about Calgary Transit’s service on Canada Day can be found online.

Road closures  – East Village – July 1 at 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

  • 8th Avenue S.E. from 4th Street S.E. to 6th Street S.E.
  • 6th Street S.E. from 9th Avenue S.E. to 8th Avenue S.E.
  • 5th Street S.E. from 9th Avenue S.E. to 7th Avenue S.E.

Fireworks – July 1 at 11 p.m.
Canada Day will end with fireworks, launched from Stampede Park.

  • The Stampede grounds will be closed to the public due to the set-up of the 2023 Stampede.
  • Vehicle access into West Ramsay (Scotsman’s Hill) and Crescent Road will also be restricted.

Visit for a list of current traffic incidents, road closures and detours.


On July 1, parking is free at on-street ParkPlus zones and all Calgary Parking parkades, except Lot 24 (Arts Commons). Holiday rates will be in effect at Lot 24 and all Calgary Parking surface lots. The Calgary Parking Contact Centre and Impound Lot will also be closed.

Around the house

City landfill hours
Landfill hours and locations are available on Hours for this weekend are as follows:

East Calgary Spyhill Shepard
Saturday, July 1


Canada Day




7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.






7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.




7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Sunday, July 2 OPEN




7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Monday, July 3 OPEN


6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.






7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.




7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Facility hours and closures
The following facilities will be closed on Saturday, July 1:

Glenmore Reservoir Kayak & Canoe Rentals: open 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. See website for Glenmore Reservoir boat launch status

All golf courses and driving ranges will be open.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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