Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Season 2013 Hours of Operation for City of Calgary Facilities

The City of Calgary is adjusting its hours of operation for services and facilities during the holiday season.

Calgary Transit

Holiday service is effective Tuesday, December 24 - Monday, January 6. Schedules have been adjusted to exclude all school trips.

Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24: regular weekday service.

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25: ride free all day.

Boxing Day: Thursday, December 26: Sunday level of service.

New Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31: Ride free after 6 p.m. Regular weekday service with additional buses and CTrains leaving downtown at 12:30 a.m.

Last scheduled CTrain times from downtown:

  • From City Hall to Somerset Bridlewood Station - 1:45 a.m.
  • From City Hall to Saddletowne Station - 1:49 a.m.
  • From 7 Street W Station to 69 Street Station - 1:06 a.m. 
  • From 7 Street W Station to Crowfoot Station - 12:57 a.m.

New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Sunday level of service.

Effective January 1, 2014 Calgary Transit Youth fares will increase from $1.75 to $2.00 and Adult monthly passes will increase from $94  to $96.

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.

Residential Waste & Recycling Collection

Is Wednesday your regular garbage and recycling collection day?
If the answer is yes, there will be temporary changes to your collection schedule for the 2013 holidays.
Instead of Wednesday, please put your blue and black carts out on the following days:

  • Monday, December 23, 2013
  • Monday, December 30, 2013

Regular waste and recycling collection will resume on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

There are no changes to Tuesday, Thursday or Friday collection over the holidays.

Community Recycling Depots
Collection at Community Recycling Depots is not affected during the Holiday season.

Spyhill Landfill 
(11808 - 69 Street NW)

Nov. 1, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2014
Open: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Open on Boxing Day.

East Calgary Landfill 
(3801 - 68 Street SE)

Nov. 1, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2014
Open: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Open on Remembrance Day, Boxing Day and Family Day.
Shepard Landfill
(12111 - 68 Street SE)

Nov. 1, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2014
Open: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Open on Boxing Day.


All arenas are closed, Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25, 2013.

The following Arenas are offering Free Public Skate from 1-2:30 p.m. on Boxing Day (Thurs., Dec. 26):

  • Ernie Starr Arena
  • Frank McCool Arena
  • Murray Copot Arena
  • Optimist Arena
  • Jimmie Condon Arena
  • Shouldice Arena
  • Henry Viney Arena
  • Stu Peppard Arena 

Fitness and Aquatic Centres

All Fitness and Aquatic Centres are closed Wed., Dec. 25, Thurs., Dec. 26 and Wed., Jan. 1.

Village Square Leisure Centre
Tues., Dec. 24: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 25: Closed
Thurs., Dec. 26: Closed
Tues., Dec. 23: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Family Pool Party! 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Southland Leisure Centre
Tues., Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 25: Closed
Thurs., Dec. 26: Closed
Tues., Dec. 31: 5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Arts Centres
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre is now closed through January 1, 2014.
Wildflower Arts Centre is closed from December 21, 2013 through January 5, 2014.


Nature Centre – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
October – April:
Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Devonian Gardens
Devonian Gardens follow the same hours as the CORE Shopping Centre

Christmas Eve: 9:30 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day: Closed

Animal Services Centre
2201 Portland Street S.E.

Tues., December 24:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed., December 25:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – Christmas Day
Thurs., Dec. 26:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – Boxing Day
Wed., January 1, 2014:  CLOSED/Statutory Holiday – New Year’s Day

Administrative Offices
Administrative offices including the Municipal Building  will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve), and closed on Wed., Dec. 25, 2013 (Christmas Day), Thurs., Dec. 26, 2013 (Boxing Day) and Wed., Jan. 1, 2014 (New Years Day).

Calgary Zoo/Zoo Lights

Closed Christmas Day

Zoo Lights: 6 – 9 p.m. nightly through January 4, 2014 (Excluding Christmas Day and December 31)
Gates close at 8:30 p.m.
North Gate entrance ONLY

Zoo Year’s Eve – December 31
A family friendly way to roar in the New Year. Little party animals, mom and dad will enjoy the Zoolights displays, fireworks show, Kids Zone and some wild entertainment. Fire pits and hot chocolate are available to keep everyone warm and toasty.

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park

Weekends through December 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

Fort Calgary
Open daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1.

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