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With winter now “officially” here – the City has some programs and advisories for all Calgarians. Recreation guides to make sure you stay active in the winter months. Christmas Tree recycling programs for January, and as always a reminder that when a parking ban is called that your vehicle is not parked on a snow route as it will be towed.

Get Moving YYC

  • #GetMovingYYC is an awareness campaign aimed at turning the curve on sedentary behaviour by getting more Calgarians more active more often
  • Over the course of the next week, (Nov. 26-Dec.3) Calgarians are invited to participate in free events being hosted across the city
  • Join the movement and the conversation. Use #GetMovingYYC on social media and show us how you move!
  • For a schedule of free events and fun ideas on how to stay active visit

Calgary’s Winter Recreation Guide will help you stay warm this winter

  • Calgary’s Winter Recreation Guide has hits stands and is now available online
  • Registration opens Nov 28/16
  • Register soon to ensure your space, and don’t forget to let us know how you stay active on Facebook or Twitter using #GetMovingYYC!

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

  • Turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program
  • By recycling trees into mulch, you can keep waste out of our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • This year The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only
  • Residents can take their trees to on of 15 designated drop-off locations between Dec 26-Jan 31
  • For more info or to find the drop-off location nearest you visit

Stay Smart About Parking Bans This Winter

  • After heavy snowfall, The City may declare a parking ban along snow routes. Snow routes are located on collector roads and most bus routes, and can be identified throughout the city by blue signs with a white snowflake
  • The snow route parking ban program supports snow plowing operations by removing parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently and effectively.
  • During a ban, parking will be temporarily restricted on designated snow routes for up to 72 hours
  • More information about snow route parking bans can be found online
  • Citizens can stay informed about parking bans this winter by subscribing to email alerts at, following @yyctransport on Twitter, calling 311 and listening to the automated message, and watching local news or listening to the radio.


Sean Chu

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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