Thursday, August 2, 2012

Heritage Day 2012 hours of operation for City of Calgary facilities

Stephen Avenue, downtown Calgary

City Administrative Offices
All administrative offices will be closed on Monday, August 6, 2012 and will re-open on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Calgary Transit
Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service on the holiday, Monday, August 6.

For information and schedules, please visit, call Teleride at 403-974-4000, or Calgary Transit Customer Service at 403-262-1000.

Residential blue, black and green cart collection
Residential collection schedules for blue, black and green carts are not affected by the Heritage Day holiday.

Community Recycling Depots
Collection at Community Recycling Depots is not affected by the Heritage Day holiday.

All City of Calgary landfills – East Calgary, Spyhill and Shepard – will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Heritage Day, Monday, August 6.

Animal Services Centre
2201 Portland Street S.E.
Saturday, Aug. 4: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5:  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 6:  Closed
Tues., Aug. 7: Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information please visit

All Arenas are closed.

Athletic Parks
All Athletic Parks are closed, except for any advanced bookings.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres
All Aquatics and Fitness Centres are closed on Monday, August 6.

Southland Leisure Centre
Open Monday, Aug. 6 (stat holiday hours) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission applies.

Village Square Leisure Centre
Open Monday, Aug. 6 (stat holiday hours) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission applies.

Art Centres
Wildflower Arts Centre will be closed Aug. 4 – 6, for the Heritage Day weekend.
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre will be closed Aug. 4 – 6, for the Heritage Day weekend.

City of Calgary Parks

Bowness Park
Park open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days/week
The Miniature train, mini-golf and spray park are closed for park redevelopment.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Park hours: sunrise to sunset year-round.
The Nature Centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. including statutory holidays.

Devonian Gardens
Open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Other Facilities

Fort Calgary
Monday, August 6 - Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Celebrate our Heritage with a FREE fun filled day. Enjoy live music, be amazed by magic shows at noon and 1:30 p.m., visit live horses from the Fort Calgary Wheel and Runner Association, tour our beautiful community garden, create a family tree, and go home with a balloon animal and painted face. There’s also lots to learn in our interpretive centre, and at our temporary exhibit ‘Before the Stampede’. Activities run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Deane House
The Deane House will be closed on Monday, August 6, 2012.

Heritage Park Historical Village
Open 9:30 a.m – 5 p.m.

This Heritage Day, Heritage Park will be filled with the sound of music, historic activities and plain good old-fashioned fun. The first 500 paid admission guests will receive a complimentary pancake breakfast before 10:30 a.m.! Catch a live opera performance by the Cowtown Opera Company in the world’s only log opera house, the Canmore Opera House, or sit on the lawn and listen to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra perform in the Didsbury Bandstand.  Don’t miss barn board branding, old-fashioned family games and demonstrations from Bow Valley Calligraphy. Looking for a little more action? Kick-up your heels and try line dancing with the Chinook Country Line Dancers. A traditional Afternoon Tea will be served in the Wainwright Hotel tea-room at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets for the tea are available by calling 403-268-8500.  Regular admission rates apply.

Calgary Zoo
Gates open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, (Zoo closes at 6 p.m.).

Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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