Thursday, November 7, 2013

Remembrance Day 2013 Events & Hours of Operation for City of Calgary Facilities

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for services and facilities on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.

Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit will provide a Saturday level of service on Remembrance Day.

For more information and schedules, please visit

Community Recycling Depots

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

Residential blue, black and green cart collection

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


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

Spyhill Landfill (11808 69 Street N.W.)
Remembrance Day: CLOSED

Shepard Landfill (12111 - 68 Street S.E.)
Remembrance Day: CLOSED

Animal Services Centre - 2201 Portland Street S.E.

Saturday, November 9: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 10:  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, November 11:  Closed
Tuesday, November 12:  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 & Fitness Centres

The following Aquatic & Fitness Centres are open for Free Swim 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
Glenmore Aquatic Centre
Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Shouldice Aquatic Centre
Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre


The following Arenas are offering Free Public Skate from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Ernie Starr Arena
Frank McCool Arena
Murray Copot Arena
Optimist Arena
Jimmie Condon Arena
Shouldice Arena
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 Remembrance Day.

Village Square Leisure Centre

Village Square Leisure Centre will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Remembrance Day.

Arts Centres

North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre is open on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10. Closed for Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11.

Wildflower Arts Centre is open on Saturday, November 9.  Closed for Sunday, November 10 and for Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11.

City of Calgary Parks

Bowness Park 

Bowness Park is closed for flood recovery and redevelopment.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

The Nature Centre is closed for Remembrance Day. The sanctuary (trails) are also closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Devonian Gardens

Open from noon to 5 p.m.

City Administrative Offices

All administrative offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 and will reopen on Tuesday, November 12.

Other Facilities

Fort Calgary
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heritage Park
Heritage Park is open  daily from October 15 – December 31.

Gasoline Alley Museum and Historical Village: open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Haskayne Mercantile Block: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Railway Café: Open 9:00 a.m.  – 5:30 p.m.
Park Lane Portrait Studio: Monday through Friday by appointment only (403-268-8561). Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Selkirk Grille: Open  daily for lunch. Tuesday – Sunday 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.


Sunday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular Admission Applies.

Remembrance Day Events

The City of Calgary would like to remind Calgarians of the variety of venues that will be hosting  Remembrance Day services this year including:

Battalion Park
3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W.
Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Drive Cross Project 
Place a cross for each Southern Albertan killed in action in any war or peacekeeping activity between now and November 11. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Remembrance Day.
Location: On the north side of Memorial Dr. West of Centre Street

Remembrance Day Parade
Central Memorial Park - 1221 2 St SW
Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Queens’s Park Cemetery
3219  4 St. N.W.
Service begins at 11 a.m.

Jubilee Auditorium
14th Street and 16th Avenue N.W.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Aerospace Museum
4629 McCall Way N.E.
Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Military Museums
44520 Crowchild Trail S.W.
Service begins at 10:45 a.m. The museum will be open regular business hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Coffee and hot chocolate will also be available.

Calgary International Airport 
Main Terminal Departures Level
Services begins at 10:30 a.m.

1 comment:

  1. I think the memorial services should be placed at the top -- almost didn't think they were on this page!