Wondering what to do for Canada Day? As always, we’ve got you covered.
Here are eight fun-filled suggestions for you and your squad to spend the day while you pay homage to the beautiful country we call home.
750 9 Ave SE
Spend Canada Day at Fort Calgary. Their 40+ acres of land will be host to a multitude of different activities including a family-friendly beer garden, a BBQ tent, live music, food trucks, kid’s crafts, circus performers, theatre games and more. Plus, the first 1,000 guests will receive free Fort Calgary scones so it’s more incentive to hurry over.
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
850 4 St SE
Rock out this Canada Day with Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. They’ll be offering free admission all day so grab your bae for a date that will please both your brains and your wallets. Walk through their five floors of exhibitions, learn about Canada’s rich musical history and listen to live music as you interact with their pop-up activities.
1900 Heritage Dr SW
Celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday at Heritage Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day of Canadian history including a parade of antique vehicles, wagons, and townsfolk, comedy juggling, suffragist singers, prairie mountain fiddlers and so much more. The first 2,018 guests through the gates before 1030am will also receive a free pancake breakfast.
Between the City Hall LRT Station and Fort Calgary
Celebrate Canada Day with the East Village Street Fair. Host to over 80 artisans and non-profit organizations, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Bring the whole family down to enjoy performances from local musicians, indulge in food trucks eats and shop some local goodies.
200 Barclay Parade SW
Come celebrate Canada’s birthday properly with an all-day party at Eau Claire Market. This free event is sure to suit everyone. Activities include free ice cream (while supplies last), live entertainment, an artisan market, surprise guests, children’s activities and so much more.
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
197 1 St SW
Head over to the Chinese Cultural Centre to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. There will be an opening ceremony starting at 12pm, followed by a cultural Kung Fu performance and Asian food vendors. Once you’ve explored all the activities, take a stroll down to Chinatown where they have all-day fun like pickleball, mahjong, Chinese chess, karaoke and more.
Max Bell Centre
1001 Barlow Tr SE
MarketSpotYYC is hosting their 5th annual Canada Day Block Party. This year, they’ve moved locations to Max Bell Centre so you can catch a better glimpse of the fireworks. Expect a BassBus live music stage, a beer garden, a local vendors market to shop from and tasty culinary eats from your favourite food trucks.
Centre Street Bridge
Catch a spectacular view of the Canada Day fireworks from Centre Street Bridge starting from 11pm. Other viewing locations along the Bow River corridor include Riverfront Avenue, Noe Hill Park, Max Bell Centre and Tom Campbell’s Hill Natural Park.