Sunday, June 30, 2013

Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day 2013 Celebrations with Mayor Neshi 

Calgary's first Canada Day living flag - Prince's Island Park, July 1, 2012
Calgary, let’s take back our city with some Canada Day celebrations! Everyone is invited to join in the festivities.

The City and our partners are working hard to deliver a celebration that will hopefully provide a much needed break from the on-going clean-up efforts, while remaining sensitive to those impacted by the flood.

Music, food, and a variety of activities will take place at Shaw Millennium Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Ave. S.W. from 4 Street S.W. to Olympic Plaza) between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at Olympic Plaza from 1 to 5 p.m.

Full event listing here.

The City is encouraging people to make use of transit or bike paths as parking will be extremely limited and there are no dedicated shuttles for this the event.

Plan your trip with our park and travel route map.

Remember 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.

The night will end with fireworks at 10:45 p.m. Calgarians are reminded to stay away from the river banks as they are still unpredictable and possibly dangerous. The City has identified several locations where the fireworks can safely viewed:
  • Nose Hill Park
  • Shaganappi Park
  • Max Bell Arena
  • Valleyview