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Celebrating Canada’s birthday in and around Calgary

Blog by Kim Twohey | June 24th, 2017

The excitement around Canada’s upcoming milestone birthday is mounting in Calgary and the surrounding areas.  Here are just a few of the events happening around Calgary to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

In Calgary, there are events happening from dawn until dusk across the entire city.  The City of Calgary has compiled a handy quick reference guide to help you plan your Canada Day in the city.  Check it out here.  According to the City of Calgary, this year’s celebrations are expected to be bigger and better than ever before.  The city is promising “the most vibrant, entertaining, educational, and interactive Canada Day our city has ever seen”. 

End the momentous day by enjoying exciting Canada Day fireworks.  Weather permitting, fireworks will start at 11:00 pm and will launch into the sky above the Centre Street Bridge.  There are plenty of spots where you will be able to catch a great view including
-  Riverfront Avenue,
-  Between 3rd Street SW and 1st Street SW on the South Bow River pathway,
-  Valleyview Park West Ridge at 26 Street SE,
-  McHugh Bluff Park,
-  Nose Hill Park,
-  Tom Campbell’s Hill Park, and
-  Max Bell Centre. 

If you are hoping to celebrate the day outside of Calgary, there are plenty of options! 

Airdrie Canada Day Parade

Banff Canada Day Celebration

Black Diamond Canada Day Parade

Canmore Canada Day Parade

Chestermere Canada Day Celebration

Cochrane Canada Day Family Festival

Didsbury Canada Day Celebration

High River Canada Day Celebration

Irricana Canada Day Celebration

Okotoks 3 day Canada Day Celebration

Olds Canada 150 Celebration

Strathmore Canada Day Celebration

Sundre Canada Day Celebration

If you just cannot wait until July 1 to start celebrating Canada’s birthday, check out the Festival 150 being hosted in Crossfield on June 29!  This event includes a Farmer’s Market and a family-friendly concert.

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!