Milestone birthdays deserve a yearlong celebration! Calgary will have you waving the Canadian flag and singing the national anthem all year. Check out all the things to see and do around the city as Canada celebrates 150 years with fireworks, festivals, and entertainment.

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Canada 150 Highlights

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Canada 150 3D Sign at Prince’s Island Park

Show your Canadian spirit by taking a selfie with a giant Canada 150 sign in Calgary’s beautiful Prince’s Island Park. The sign is a first of 18 to be rolled out across the country in iconic tourist destinations to help bring people together to celebrate Canada’s history. Be part of the energy by posting your selfie to social media with the hashtag #3DCanada150.

Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Eskimos

The best of the Canadian Football League meets September 4; the Calgary Stampeders host their northern rivals the Edmonton Eskimos. Cheer on the Stampeders as the home team sets the record straight as to who is Alberta's best team. Come show-off your spirit in your best red and white as you take in a long standing Canadian Labour Day tradition.  

Truly Canadian Calgary Attractions

Exploring the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

Calgary is home to halls of fame and world class attractions that celebrate Canada from coast to coast to coast. You can celebrate Canada 150 at these quintessentially Canadian icons.

Bow Habitat Station

Calgary Tower

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canadian Wilds at the Calgary Zoo

Fort Calgary

Glenbow Museum

Heritage Park Historical Village

The Hangar Flight Museum

The Military Museums

Music Mile

Spruce Meadows

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre

WinSport, home to the 1988 Winter Olympics

Celebrate Canada Beyond Calgary

Digging in the Badlands

Make Calgary your basecamp to an all Canadian adventure with these national historic sites and natural wonders all within a short drive of the city. To celebrate Canada 150, the Parks Canada Discovery Pass is free for 2017, giving you access to National Parks and Historic Sites.


Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site (Drumheller)

Banff Gondola (Banff)

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site of Canada (Longview)

Canadian Rockies Hot Springs (Banff)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre (Blairmore)

Glacier Adventure (Jasper)

Glacier Skywalk (Jasper)

Lake Minnewanka Banff Lake Cruise (Banff)

Remington Carriage Museum (Cardston)

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site (Rocky Mountain House)

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Banff National Park (part of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks)

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

Tour Canada

Alberta Food Tours at Rouge

Explore Calgary with an expert guide and gain a new appreciation for the true north strong and free.


Alberta Food Tours

Blue Sky Tours

Calgary Brewery Tours

Canada Rail Vacations

Canadian Scenery Travel

Discover Banff Tours

Hammer Head Scenic Tours

Klein Tours Canada

Legendary Tours

Lifetime Adventures Travel

Rocky Mountain Holidays

Round the Block Tours

Adventure Tours

L R Helicopters

Mountain View Helicopters

Mukwah Rafting Tours

River Valley Adventure

Rockies Heli Canada

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Tours

Events to Celebrate Canada 150

Spruce Meadows Masters

Make Canada 150 a 365 day celebration with special events and activities that will make you proud to be Canadian. Check back for regularly updated Canada 150 events throughout the year.

Spruce Meadows Masters – September 6-10

Songs and Spirits of Canada at Cave and Basin National Historic Site – September 30

Hometown Heroes at Cave and Basin National Historic Site – November 8-19

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