Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 Holiday Hours of Operation for City of Calgary Facilities

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for services and facilities on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October, 14.

Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit will provide a Sunday level of service on Thanksgiving and the Call Centre will be closed.

Service Disruptions:

Calgary Transit will be performing maintenance over the long weekend Saturday October 12 - Monday, October 14. CTrain stations between Marlborough and City Hall will be closed. CTrain service between these stations will be replaced with shuttle bus service.

The B202 CTrain Shuttle Bus will be servicing: Marlborough, Franklin,Barlow/Max Bell, Calgary Zoo, Bridgeland and City Hall Stations.

The X202 Express CTrain Shuttle Bus will provide direct transit service between Marlborough and City Hall Stations.

For more information and schedules, please visit .

Community Recycling Depots

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

Residential blue, black and green cart collection

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


East Calgary Landfill (3801 - 68 Street S.E.)
Thanksgiving Day: Open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spyhill Landfill (11808 69 Street N.W.)
Thanksgiving Day: Open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shepard Landfill (12111 - 68 Street S.E.)
Thanksgiving Day: Open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Animal Services Centre - 2201 Portland Street S.E.
Saturday, October 12: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 13:  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 14:  Closed
Tuesday, October 15:  Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information please visit

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

Aquatics and Fitness Centres

The following Aquatic and Fitness Centres are open for Free Swim 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, October, 14.

Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre
Foothills Aquatic Centre
Inglewood Aquatic Centre
Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre


The following Arenas are offering Free Public Skate from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, October, 14.

Ernie Starr Arena
Frank McCool Arena
Murray Copot Arena
Optimist/George Blundun Arena
Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arena
Shouldice Arena
Stew Hendry/Henry Viney Arena
Stu Peppard Arena 

For more information, please visit:

Southland Leisure Centre
Southland Leisure Centre will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Village Square Leisure Centre
Village Square Leisure Centre will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Public Skate:  12:30 – 2 p.m.
Shinny Hockey: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Art Centres
The North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres will be closed from Saturday, October 12  - Monday October 14.

City of Calgary Parks

Bowness Park 
Bowness Park is closed for flood recovery and redevelopment.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
The Nature Centre is closed for Thanksgiving. The sanctuary (trails) are also closed until further notice due to flood damage; however, guided tours are available and can be booked online.

Devonian Gardens
Open from noon to 5 p.m.

City Administrative Offices

All administrative offices will be closed on Monday October 14 and will reopen on Tuesday, October 15.

Other Facilities

Fort Calgary
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heritage Park
Heritage Park is open weekdays only September 3 – October 14 and daily October 15 – December 31.

Gasoline Alley Museum and Historical Village: open daily 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Haskayne Mercantile Block: Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Railway CafĂ©: Open 9:00 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
Park Lane Portrait Studio: by appointment only:  403-268-8561
Selkirk Grille: Open 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily for lunch. Tuesday – Sunday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. for dinner. Reservations recommended.

Deane House
The Dean House is closed for renovations until Fall 2014.

Calgary Zoo
Due to considerable damage caused by the June 2013 flood The Calgary Zoo is only partially open. Penguin Plunge, Canadian Wilds and Prehistoric Park will be available for viewing.

The zoo is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Gates close at 4 p.m.

Monday, October 14:  Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Admission Applies.

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