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

Scotiabank Marathon runner crossing finish line

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Canada’s longest running marathon celebrates the sesquicentennial with a 150th Birthday Bash. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race weekend is May 25-28 and includes a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. Runners can look forward to uniquely Canadian t-shirts from David Crighton and Toonie finisher medals, while racing through the course that celebrates all corners of Canada.

Our Canada from Alberta Ballet

Celebrating Canada’s diversity, people, and magnificent geography, Our Canada takes you on a journey with the music of Gordon Lightfoot. This special production celebrates Alberta Ballet’s 50th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday with significant moments in Canadian history.

Canadian Wilds at the Calgary Zoo

Some of Canada’s most well-known icons are the cutest residents. From Beavers to Grizzly Bears, you’ll meet new friends at Canada’s most visited zoo, and one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, with this slice of wilderness in the middle of a major city.

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.

Fort Calgary

Heritage Park Historical Village

The Hangar Flight Museum

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

The Military Museums

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Bow Habitat Station

Spruce Meadows

Glenbow Museum

Calgary Tower

TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre

Canadian Wilds at the Calgary Zoo

WinSport, home to the 1988 Winter Olympics

Music Mile

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.

Royal Tyrrell Museum

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site of Canada

Remington Carriage Museum

Glacier Adventure

Glacier Skywalk

Lake Minnewanka Banff Lake Cruise

Banff Gondola

Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

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

National Parks and Historic Sites - FREE with Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin

Banff National Park

Banff Park Museum

Bar U Ranch

Cave and Basin

Jasper House

Jasper Park Information Centre

Rocky Mountain House 

Skoki Lodge

Waterton National 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

Calgary Brewery Tours

Round the Block Tours

Lifetime Adventures Travel

Blue Sky Tours

Canada Rail Vacations

Hammer Head Scenic Tours

Legendary Tours

Klein Tours Canada

Canadian Scenery Travel

Discover Banff Tours

Rocky Mountain Holidays

Adventure Tours

Rockies Heli Canada

L R Helicopters

Mountain View Helicopters

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Mukwah Rafting Tours

River Valley Adventure

Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Tours

Events to Celebrate Canada 150

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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.

Getting on the Map: The Emergence of Calgary Post-Confederation at Lougheed House – February 10 – May 29

Discover Calgary Parks Historic Nature Walks – March 29

1979 at Alberta Theatre Projects – April 4-22

Our Canada: Behind the Scenes with Jean Grand-Maître at Studio Bell – April 6

Sharing Dance at Wildflower Arts Centre – April 8, 22, 29

Calgary Stampede Aggie Days – April 8-9

National Canadian Film Day at Cave and Basin – April 19

Canadian Film Fan Favourite at Heritage Park - April 19

Banff BioBlitz 150 at Cave and Basin – April 22

Our Canada by Alberta Ballet – May 4-6

Rhythm of the Rockies: Life is a Highway – May 6

Sharing Dance at Wildflower Arts Centre – May 6, 13, 27

Hometown Heroes at Bar U Ranch – May 20-21

Opening Weekend at Heritage Park – May 20-22

The Calgary International Children’s Festival – May 24-27

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon – May 25-28

Royal Canadian Circus Under the Big Top at Spruce Meadows – May 26-28

Performance in the Park 2017 (Banff) – June 9-10

Spruce Meadows National – June 7-11

Calgary Stampede – July 7-16

Spruce Meadows North American – July 5-9

Parks Day at Bar U Ranch – July 15

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

Celebrate Canada Day in Calgary

Canada Day at Heritage Park

Check out the official City of Calgary Canada Day website for complete details about all the festivals, fireworks, and special events going on around the city to celebrate Canada 150.

Aboriginal Showcase and Powwow at Prince’s Island Park

Military Showcase at Prince’s Island Park

Franco-Albertan Celebration at Prince’s Island Park

Circus Unity at Prince’s Island Park

Turban Eh! at South Bow River Pathway at the Peace Bridge

Calgary Arts Showcase at Olympic Plaza

Canadian Multicultural Celebration, Concert and Fireworks at Riverfront Avenue

Eau Claire Multicultural Celebration at Festival Market Park

Chinatown Multicultural Celebration

Canada Day at Fort Calgary

East Village Celebration

Canada Day at Studio Bell

Canada Day at Heritage Park

Canada Day at Calaway Park

Celebrate Canada Day Beyond Calgary

Check out the Canada Day celebrations and fireworks happening in the Calgary area.

Airdrie Parade and Fireworks

Canada Day at Mitford Park (Cochrane)

Canada Day at John Peake Park (Chestermere)

Canada Day in Canmore

Canada Day in Banff

The Millarville Races (Millarville)

Canada Day at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Canada Day in Okotoks

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