Calgary Canada Day Guide
Calgary Alberta, CALGARY
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Calgary Canada Day Guide
Canada Day in Calgary offers the best in Western hospitality and frontier spirit. From pancake breakfasts to late night fireworks, this city knows how to celebrate! Here are some suggestions for great ways to spend July 1st in Calgary.
Prince’s Island Park
1st Avenue and 4th Street S.W.
Prince’s Island Park is a popular summer gathering place for Calgary natives. Located on the Bow River in the heart of the city, it offers plenty of large grassy spaces for picnics, Frisbee and relaxing in the sun. A recreational trail runs through the park, making it a hot spot for cyclists, joggers and rollerbladers. During the summer, Prince’s Island Park often hosts music and theatre festivals, and Canada Day is no exception. Free daytime entertainment on July 1st usually starts at noon and continues to 6p.m.
How to get there: Hike, bike or run along the Bow River recreational pathway to the park, or take the train from 7th Avenue S.W. and get off at the 4th Street S.W. station.
228 - 8th Avenue S.E. (near City Hall)
During the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Plaza was a focal point for much of the event, including the medal ceremonies and fireworks displays. In summer, the large space in front of the stage becomes a wading pool, and in winter it turns into an outdoor skating rink. On July 1st the Olympic Plaza once again becomes a focal point for celebration, offering a full day of free events. With great music, fireworks and the lighting of the flame on top of the Calgary Tower, Canada Day in Calgary isn’t complete without a trip to this historical landmark.
How to get there: Northbound Macleod Trail
1900 Heritage Drive S.W.
Explore Calgary’s exciting and colourful history at Heritage Park. This historical village brings the people and stories of Calgary’s past to life with horse-drawn wagon rides, a steam locomotive and lively re-enactments. On Canada Day, the celebrations start early with a traditional Calgary pancake breakfast, and continue throughout the day. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children with ample free parking available.
How to get there: Located just off 14th Street S.W., Heritage Park is a 20-minute drive from downtown. If you prefer city transit, a shuttle bus service to the park is available from the Heritage Light Rail Transit Station.
Where to eat: Wainwright Hotel (on-site), The Cheesecake Cafe
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