Thursday, July 31, 2014

Heritage Day 2014 Hours of Operation

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation on Heritage Day; Monday, August 4, 2014.

In 1909 electric street car service began operation along 25 kms of track
Calgary Transit

All downtown CTrain stations as well as Bridgeland/ Memorial and Calgary Zoo stations will be closed throughout the long weekend from 12 a.m. Saturday, August 2 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, August 5. Shuttle buses will replace CTrain service.  Please refer to this map of the CTrain system showing the closure.

For more information on fares, schedules and a complete listing of holiday service adjustments, visit, call Teleride at 403-974-4000, or Calgary Transit Customer Service at 403-262-1000.

Visit for facility and program information. Check out our 2014 Fall Recreation Program Guide available Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Registration begins August 11, 2014.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres
All aquatics and fitness centres will be closed on Monday, August 4, 2014.
*Beltine Aquatics & Fitness Centre remains closed for renovations.

Outdoor Pools
All eight outdoor pools will be open on Monday, August 4, 2014. Click here for information and hours of operation for the Silver Springs Outdoor Pool.

Leisure Centres

July 1915, Shaganappi Golf Course was opened.
Village Square Leisure Centre
Heritage Day Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Southland Leisure Centre 
Heritage Day Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All arenas will be closed on Monday, August 4, 2014 except for any advanced bookings.

Art Centres
The North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres will be closed on Heritage Day.

Athletic Parks 
All Athletic Parks are closed on Monday, August 4, 2014 except for any advanced bookings.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre
The Nature Centre is closed on Heritage Day.
The Sanctuary’s trails will remain closed throughout 2014 due to flood damage.

Devonian Gardens
Devonian Gardens follow the same hours as the CORE Shopping Centre.
Heritage Day:  Open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Animal Services Centre
2201 Portland Street SE

Monday to Friday: open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: open 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Heritage Day: Closed

Click here for photos and information of pets currently available for adoption.

Residential Garbage & Recycling Collection
Residential garbage & recycling collection is not affected on Heritage Day.

Spyhill, East Calgary and Shepard Landfills are open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  through October 31.
Click here for landfill locations and driving directions.

Administrative Offices
Administrative offices including the Calgary Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Other Facilities

Calgary Zoo
Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.
The southwest gate entrance remains closed due to construction.

The Calgary Zoological Society was created in 1929
Heritage Park

The 50th Anniversary celebrations continue at Heritage Park.

To mark Heritage Day, music will be celebrated throughout the park with concerts, roving musicians, music themed activities and more. Scheduled to appear with your gate admission are Canadian artists Al Simmons, jocelyn & lisa, Maria Dunn and more. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment, music, activities and games throughout the day.

Be one of the first 500 guests through the gates before 10:30 a.m. and enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast in Gunn’s Dairy Barn.

Fort Calgary

Heritage Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Admission

Free admission to the Interpretive Centre and Community Garden. Activities for the day include children's crafts and an indoor/outdoor Scavenger Hunt. Theatre presentations include a talk about Chief Crowfoot, Col. MacLeod, Captain Deane and Alderman John Ayer with Sara-Jane Gruetzner, President & CEO of Fort Calgary, and an afternoon talent show produced by the Aboriginal Friendship Centre and Alberta Health Services.

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